KASB Daily Education Roundup, Thur. March 7

The Kansas House on Thursday advanced an approximately $200 million tax cut proposal on a mostly partisan 80-42 vote. SB 22, opposed by Gov. Laura Kelly, KASB and numerous education groups, will be up for final action Friday in the House. The votes in both the House and Senate (26-14) fall short of the two-thirds margins that would be needed to overturn a veto should the measure make it to Kelly’s desk and she veto it. The bill has received only support from Republicans. All Democrats and a handful of Republicans have voted against the legislation. KASB opposes the bill, saying the [...]


KASB Daily Education Roundup, Wed. March 6

A committee Wednesday advanced to the full Senate a school finance bill that implements an “inflation adjustment” proposed by the State Board of Education and endorsed by Gov. Laura Kelly as legislators returned to Topeka for the second half of the 2019 session.   Meanwhile, House leaders say the House on Thursday will consider SB 22, which would cut taxes by approximately $200 million in the next fiscal year and could affect the ability of the state to adequately fund education and other needs.  SB 22 would give corporations a significant tax break and allow taxpayers to itemize deductions for state income [...]