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Kansas lawmakers send school funding bill to governor

An attorney representing four school districts suing Kansas says an education funding plan approved by lawmakers isn't adequate.Attorney John Robb predicted Thursday that the Kansas Supreme Court will reject Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's plan for an education funding increase of roughly $90 million a year. 

Conservatives seek conditions on new Kansas school funds

If Kansas' highest court is going to force state lawmakers to boost public education funding again, some conservative Republicans want something in return.    Their list includes a say in how new dollars are spent and a voucher program to allow bullied kids to switch to private schools.

Kansas Senate committee endorses tax relief bill

Republican legislators in Kansas have advanced a proposal aimed at preventing corporations and individuals from paying more state income taxes because of changes in federal tax laws.    A GOP-controlled Senate committee endorsed a tax relief bill Thursday on a voice vote. 

Part of Kansas governor's budget plan appears doomed

A key part of Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's budget plan appears doomed, creating potential trouble for her proposals to boost education funding and expand Medicaid.    Opposition hardened swiftly Friday, a day after the Democratic governor proposed cutting the state's annual payments to its pension system for teachers and government workers.

New Kansas governor names prison and health chiefs

Kansas Governor-elect Laura Kelly has announced her pick for some cabinet positions as she prepares to takes office on Monday.Kelly plans to put a former corrections secretary back in charge of the Kansas prison system and have a military doctor run the state health department.