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Some GOP lawmakers in Kansas looking to cut school funding

I'm not sure what you mean by 'monetary preference' so I can't respond to that. But if you're asking whether I would be in favor of legislation that gives low income parents more options to get their children the education they deserve, the answer is yes.

January 22, 2017 at 9:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Some GOP lawmakers in Kansas looking to cut school funding

You shouldn't confuse my declining to engage on a comparison between US and foreign countries with anything else.

January 22, 2017 at 9:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Some GOP lawmakers in Kansas looking to cut school funding

Most of that $25 million can be used at the board's discretion by law. As for your theory of anticipating funding cuts, the district's own history...as well as districts statewide...shows otherwise. There were no funding cuts between 2005 and 2009 but Lawrence pushed their cash reserves from $5 million to $23 million by not spending all of their aid. The first tiny cut came in 2010 followed by an even smaller reduction in 2011. Funding has since increased.

January 21, 2017 at 1:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Some GOP lawmakers in Kansas looking to cut school funding

It's unfortunate that many of those who cannot engage on the facts resort to name-calling. We provide verifiable government data that citizens often cannot get from media and government, so they can make informed decisions. I take it by your response that you have no disagreement with the facts I shared, as you made no attempt to refute.

January 21, 2017 at 10:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Some GOP lawmakers in Kansas looking to cut school funding

The Lawrence school district had $5 million in operating reserves at the end of the 2005 school year. They finished last year with $25 million. The $20 million increase represents aid received but not spent over the period. http://www.kansasopengov.org/kog/data...

January 21, 2017 at 7:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas conservative think tank launching its own news service

Documentation is on our site for those interested in the facts.

December 12, 2016 at 3:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas conservative think tank launching its own news service

FYI, there is no such entity as KCEG. They aren't registered with the Sec. of State or the IRS. They admitted to Bob Weeks that Goossen et al are really employees of Kansas Action for Children and KCEG is not a non-profit as they hold themselves out to be. https://wichitaliberty.org/kansas-gov...

LJW and other media know this but continue to provide cover for them. Imagine their rightful outrage if they learned that KPI wasn't really a non-profit.

Oh, and they also know and refuse to report that Duane Goossen was cited by the Securities and Exchange Commission for securities fraud activities during his time as state budget director... https://wichitaliberty.org/kansas-gov...

Goossen might answer questions in a safe space but he's afraid to have a public debate where someone like me can hold him accountable.

December 12, 2016 at 12:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas conservative think tank launching its own news service

Documentation of KDOT spending can be found here https://kansaspolicy.org/kdot-spendin... The facts come from KDOT audited financial statements

Documentation of jobs created by pass-through entities is here https://kansaspolicy.org/pass-entitie...

December 12, 2016 at 7:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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