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Archive for Friday, March 4, 2005

Capitol Briefing

March 4, 2005

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40 Days - The state Supreme Court has given lawmakers until April 12 to produce a constitutional school finance plan.

Thursday's highlights

  • School finance proposals advanced through the Legislature with the Senate adopting a $145 million increase and the House giving preliminary approval to a $113 million increase. Democrats said the proposals fall far short of court-ordered improvements.
  • The legal battle between Atty. Gen. Phill Kline and two abortion clinics continued with Kline filing a legal brief to seek court-ordered medical records of about 90 women and girls who received abortions.

Today's schedule

9:45 a.m.: U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., and U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., address joint meeting of the House Economic Development Committee and Senate Commerce Committee.

Quote of the day

"Our children go to school for 13 years; surely, we can pass a school plan that gets us past kindergarten." - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, on school finance proposals adopted by the House and Senate

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