Post Tagged with: "Sam Brownback"

Face it: Kansas voters blew it

Let?s face it, Kansas voters blew it. I was one of many who sounded a warning about what could happen if Sam Brownback was re-elected as our governor, and the reality is that the people of this once populist and progressive state seldom cast ballots that reflect their own best interests. We are now seeing those poor decisions bearing fruit. […]

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Block grant bill will reduce local school funding

Click Here to view the chart. ? All six local districts will feel the pinch. Numbers provided by the Kansas State Depart?ment of Education last week indicate the so-called ?block grant bill? will have a negative impact on the educational process at each of the six school districts in the Free Press coverage area over the next two years. Gov. […]

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Goessel faces $20,638 cut this spring

The Goessel school board heard during its Feb. 9 meeting about more cuts in K-12 education being proposed by Gov. Sam Brownback and the Kansas Legislature. The board heard that $20,638 likely will have to be chopped out of the current school year?s budget. That would be in addition to cuts that have already been made. Superintendent John Fast said […]

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State needing $40 million more to cover KanCare increase

by Jim McClean KHI News Service State officials will need to find an additional $40 million to meet rising KanCare costs in the current budget year, according to caseload estimates compiled by the nonpartisan Kansas Legislative Research Department. KanCare is the name of the state?s privatized Medicaid program. Also, an anticipated increase in the number of children in the foster […]

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