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Posted Jul 11, 2015 at 8:43 AM

GIRARD — Over 150 administrators and faculty representing nearly 60 school districts in eastern Kansas met at Greeenbush yesterday for a budget workshop given by representatives from the Kansas Department of Education.KSDE holds similar workshops every year for districts all over the state. But this year, the workshop comes a couple weeks after a panel of judges in Shawnee County District Court ruled the state’s recent change in school funding, which cut funding late in...

Posted Jul 4, 2015 at 8:27 AM

Crawford County’s tech center will receive less than half of the funding incentives promised by a 2012 law designed by the Kansas Legislature to enhance technical education.Senate Bill 155 was passed in 2012 and promised a $1,000...

Posted Jul 3, 2015 at 8:28 AM

A ruling on June 26 by the Shawnee County District Court will have some major implications for the school districts in Southeast Kansas.The block grant, which was passed in March and cuts more than $50 million in maintenance and operating...

Posted Jul 1, 2015 at 7:50 AM

Smokers beware, the increase on a pack of cigarettes isn’t the local corner store price gouging, but rose from a state tax increase to reduce a more than $400 million budget shortage. Starting today, the affect of a tax bill...

Posted Jun 19, 2015 at 7:38 AM

In response to the avian flu, the Kansas Department of Agriculture issued an order on Monday that will stop all poultry shows in Kansas, the Crawford County Fair will be one of those shows. The fair, which runs from July 9 to...

Updated Jun 10, 2015 at 6:19 PM

Despite some movement forward on the state Legislature creating a tax plan to help balance the budget in the state, as of 6 p.m. Wednesday there was no official deal in place.That means that the threat by Gov. Sam Brownback and state...

Updated Jun 5, 2015 at 6:34 PM

Pittsburg State University officials this morning moved forward with a plan to enforce state-mandated furloughs as 280 employees were notified they would not be allowed to come to work or be paid if lawmakers and the governor do not agree to a...

Updated May 30, 2015 at 9:59 PM

The Kansas Legislature passed the 100 day mark for this session, despite being scheduled for just 90 days. Legislators have locked horns over how to solve the state's $400+ million budget shortfall.While the Legislature attempts to solve...

Updated May 22, 2015 at 7:14 PM

The Kansas House passed a bill on Thursday that will mean a change in voter habits for municipal elections. It'll also mean frustration for local school districts.Specifically, the bill — if it's signed by Gov. Sam Brownback...

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