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Get busy on taxes, school funding plan

It likely was too much to hope that state lawmakers would return to Topeka and quickly balance the budget and approve a new school funding plan. Still, they better pick up the pace if they are to avoid a potential school shutdown and a costly special session.

Editorials

GOP health care bill moves on, for now

House Republicans, including all four from Kansas, fulfilled a key campaign promise by advancing a bill Thursday that repeals much of the Affordable Care Act. But the measure seems unlikely to pass the Senate, at least in its present form.

Editorials

Wagle key to wrapping up legislative session

Lawmakers will have a full plate when they return to Topeka this week to wrap up the legislative session. Resolving these issues will take strong leadership, particularly by Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, who needs to decide if she is siding with the public and the bipartisan majority of lawmakers or with Gov. Sam Brownback.

Editorials

Kansas receiving arts funds, for now

It’s great that both the National Endowment for the Arts and the Mid-America Arts Alliance have renewed their partnership with Kansas. But the partnership and its funding could be short-lived. The current agreement is effective only through June 30. And if President Trump has his way, all federal arts funding could be cut.

Editorials

Hopeful start on new school funding plan

A Kansas House committee has made a solid start on crafting a new school finance formula. With a few adjustments – including reducing the funding phase-in period – that state could meet its constitutional obligation and avoid potential school closings.

Videos

Surveillance footage of burglar at photography studio

This surveillance footage shows a burglar at Kacy Meinecke Photography's downtown studio Tuesday morning, May 23, 2017. The video, shared to Facebook, quickly led to his arrest. (Courtesy of Kacy Meinecke)
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Surveillance footage of burglar at photography studio

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