February 14, 2016

OPINION: Tax cuts at expense of vulnerable Kansans irresponsible

Rep. Paul Davis, D-Lawrence Guest Columnist If you haven’t noticed, the Kansas Legislature has been having a tough time.  There are a myriad of issues being debated in Topeka, but the state budget is the $85 million pound gorilla.  Why $85 million?  This is the amount that House Republican leaders want to cut from programs Continue Reading

Local schools could win, lose based on finance tweaks

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com There will be winners and losers if the school finance formula is tweaked or rewritten, Gardner Edgerton School District Business Director, Eric Hansen, said. Whether USD 231 or USD 230 are winners or losers depends on what adjustments, if any, are made to Kansas’ school finance formula. One thing is certain: the Continue Reading