Archive for Wednesday, June 1, 2016

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12:00 a.m.
The Kansas Statehouse in Topeka. Lawrence school district plans for potential shutdown amid funding uncertainty
May 31, 2016
If the Kansas Supreme Court orders a shutdown of schools on July 1, Lawrence school district leaders say they could only ensure the district continues to operate for another month.
11:09 a.m.
Town Talk
Large pet supply chain files plans for store near Sixth and Wakarusa; Lawrence gasoline prices still the highest in the state
Posted June 1, 2016
Somewhere in Lawrence, I picture a dimly lit, smoke-filled room full of canines. They’ve probably just gotten done playing pool or poker, and, of course, ...
12:06 p.m.
Kansas Statehouse in Topeka, February 2014. The latest from the Legislature: Kansas GOP lawmakers say court ruling was political
8:50 a.m., June 1, 2016 Updated 3:24 p.m.
Top Republican legislators are accusing the Kansas Supreme Court of issuing its latest education funding ruling to help justices survive attempts to oust them in the November election.
2:57 p.m.
Kansas Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce, R-Nickerson, speaks with reporters during a break in the chamber's session with lawmakers trying to decide whether to tackle a school funding bill, Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
Kansas lawmakers pass resolution on school bathroom use, don’t take action to keep schools open
2:54 p.m., June 1, 2016 Updated 6:17 p.m.
Kansas lawmakers formally adjourned the 2016 legislative session Wednesday without addressing last week’s state Supreme Court decision that threatens to close public schools because of inequitable school funding. But the Senate did pass a resolution opposing new federal guidelines that say schools must allow transgender students to use restrooms that correspond to their gender identity.
4:05 p.m.
Kansas revenues fall $74.5 million short in May
3:55 p.m., June 1, 2016 Updated 6:02 p.m.
The Kansas Department of Revenue said Wednesday that total taxes flowing into state coffers in May came in $74.5 million below estimates, putting the state general fund into a deep financial hole with only one month left in the fiscal year.
7:00 p.m.
Town Talk
Large pet supply chain files plans for store near Sixth and Wakarusa; Lawrence gasoline prices still the highest in the state
Posted June 1, 2016
Somewhere in Lawrence, I picture a dimly lit, smoke-filled room full of canines. They’ve probably just gotten done playing pool or poker, and, of course, ...

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