Kansas Capitol Connection: A weekly summary of education developments before the Legislature (1/20/2017) 
   Kansas legislators this week started work on the budget and taxes and some key votes are expected next week. Meanwhile, the Kansas Supreme Court rejected a challenge to a 2014 law that stripped teachers of some procedural rights.
 House K-12 rejects governor's delay of KPERS (1/20/2017) 
   The House K-12 Education Budget Committee on Thursday rejected a plan by Gov. Sam Brownback to not make a Kansas Public Employees Retirement System payment of $84 million.
 Senators unpack governor's KPERS recommendations (1/12/2017) 
   Senators on Thursday unpacked Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposals on the state pension system and indicated they didn’t like what they saw.
 Legislators to review budget issues in advance of session (12/15/2016) 
   A panel of legislative leaders will review the challenging state of the state budget Friday, less than a month before the start of the 2017 session.
 KPERS lowers projected return on investments (12/12/2016) 
   The lowered projected rate means the unfunded liability of the system will grow by 6 percent.
 Working after KPERS retirement still unsettled (9/13/2016) 
   For decades, employees who retired from a KPERS employer could, after a break in service, go work for any other KPERS employer.
 KPERS Report: moving in right direction but concerns for future (9/12/2016) 
   The state legislature appropriates money to cover the KPERS contribution for school district employees.
 Post-primary election Webinar at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday (8/2/2016) 
   Who won, who lost and what could it mean for the state of Kansas and public education.
 Information on Working After Retirement available (5/13/2016) 
   Mr. Conroy announced that KPERS plans its own webinars, likely beginning next week. We’ll provide information when available.
 Special KPERS Webinar at 12:30 p.m. Today (5/12/2016) 
   For those who cannot participate in the Webinar, it will be archived at by the end of day.
 Legislature approves budget, several other education measures, then adjourns (5/2/2016) 
   The Kansas Legislature early Monday approved a state budget that supporters of the bill said would protect K-12 funding but will require cuts in other areas.
 House offer would shield school funding from Governor’s cuts (4/30/2016) 
   House budget negotiators Friday night proposed an amendment that would prohibit the Governor from using special allotment authority to reduce K-12 funding to balance the budget.
 Legislature moves closer to approving several education-related bills (4/30/2016) 
   The Legislature moved closer to approving several education-related measures as the wrap up session neared its conclusion.
 KPERS payment delayed to deal with continued budget problems (4/11/2016) 
   Of the delayed $92.6 million amount, $80.2 million is for school districts and $12.4 million is for community colleges.
 House advances Working After Retirement changes (3/22/2016) 
   HS Sub for SB 168 received tentative approval by the House yesterday for final action today.
 House Pensions shaping up the last of its bills (3/15/2016) 
   The Committee passed out HB 2700 (supplemental note) last week.
 Pensions work continues (2/18/2016) 
   Work continued on working after retirement issues Wednesday morning.
 Budget conferees reach agreement on delaying KPERS payment (2/16/2016) 
   If Brownback takes advantage of the provision, KPERS would have to be repaid by Sept. 30 and with 8 percent interest.
 House Committee considers working after retirement changes (2/16/2016) 
   It is the plan of Chair Steven Johnson, R-Assaria, to try to get this completed by Wednesday for consideration by the full House.
 House committee gets KPERS update (2/2/2016) 
   KPERS Executive Director Alan Conroy spent over one-and-one half hours in front of House Appropriations Monday morning. His presentation covered four major topics.
 Joint Pensions Committee considers Working After Retirement Concerns, reviews current financial stat (11/5/2015) 
   Working After Retirement regulations took front and center stage at the Joint Committee on Pensions, Investments and Benefits Wednesday.
 KPERS Webinar has been archived; can be viewed online (9/21/2015) 
   The Webinar featuring KPERS Executive Director Alan Conroy has been archived and is available for viewing.
 KPERS contacting school districts over KNEA-retirement benefits issue (9/16/2015) 
   Alan Conroy, executive director of KPERS, requests school districts respond to an online questionnaire by Sept. 28.
 Audit released on KPERS controls to detect fraud; Brownback praises recent KPERS changes (9/4/2015) 
   The audit found that KPERS had most, but not all, controls in place to help prevent and detect fraud and abuse.
 Kansas sells $1 billion in pension obligation bonds (8/13/2015) 
   State leaders have said they believe the bond sale is a safe and prudent strategy.
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