Accounting and Budgets

 Governor’s budget includes funds for early childhood, reading, at risk (4/28/2017) 
   The House Appropriations Committee on Thursday assembled its "omnibus" appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2018. The measure includes funding for early childhood and reading programs and for certain at-risk programs.
 Budget committees to get to work in preparation for wrap up session (4/26/2017) 
   Legislative budget committees will start meeting Thursday in preparation for what promises to be a busy wrap up session focused on spending, taxes and school finance.
 Special: Kansas schools could lose critical funding under Trump budget proposal (4/26/2017) 
   If President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget blueprint for the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) is enacted, Kansas schools could lose $60 million in federal funding that supports smaller class sizes, after-school and summer school programs and the educa
 KSSA supports $893 million school funding increase (4/25/2017) 
   The Kansas School Superintendents Association says the state should increase school funding by $893 million over two to three years.
 Moran meets with SBOE on Federal Issues (4/24/2017) 
   U.S. Senator Jerry Moran told the Kansas State Board of Education Saturday that President Donald Trump's budget proposal for education has little support in Congress.
 Republican party officials to select replacement for southeast Kansas state senator (4/24/2017) 
   A state senate position will be filled this week by probably fewer than 100 voters.Given the delicate political balance in the Legislature, the new senator could have a big impact on school finance, the budget and taxes.
 State Board to hold special Saturday meeting on federal issues (4/21/2017) 
   The State Board of Education will meet with U.S. Senator Jerry Moran at 9 a.m. on Saturday to discuss federal education issues.
 New revenue estimates forecast limited growth (4/21/2017) 
   General state tax revenues are expected to grow more than predicted last November over the rest of the current year and the next two years, but the increase will do little to close the projected state budget deficit.
 State Board to hold special Saturday meeting on federal issues (4/20/2017) 
   The State Board of Education will meet with U.S. Senator Jerry Moran at 9 a.m. on Saturday to discuss federal education issues.
 Revenue estimate webinar tomorrow (4/20/2017) 
   After a one-week break, the KASB webinar schedule resumes with a presentation this Friday, April 21, on the state revenue picture for FY 2018.
 KASB Statement: Good start on school funding; now finish the job (4/10/2017) 
   The regular session of the Kansas Legislature has made a good start on addressing funding for Kansas public schools. But there is a great deal of important work that must be completed when Legislators return for the wrap-up session on May 1 to help m
 KASB: Good start on school funding; now finish the job (4/10/2017) 
   The KASB board of directors believes the school finance plan developed by a bi-partisan group of the House K-12 Education Budget Committee represents a good start on school funding.
 KASB legislative webinar today (4/7/2017) 
   KASB will conduct a legislative webinar at 12:30 p.m. today to review what has and hasn’t happened as the Legislature takes a three-week break.
 Kansas Capitol Connection: A weekly summary of education-related developments before the Legislature (4/7/2017) 
   The Kansas Legislature adjourned the regular session, leaving school finance, taxes, budget and KPERS issues to be decided during the wrap up session that starts May 1.
 KASB legislative webinar on Friday (4/6/2017) 
   KASB will conduct a legislative webinar at 12:30 p.m. Friday to review what has and hasn’t happened as the Legislature takes a three-week break.
 Senate to debate Flat Tax at Governor’s urging (4/5/2017) 
   After rumors that the session would end early without an agreement on which direction to go with a tax plan, Senate Republican leadership has changed course and announced that they will place SB 214 on General Orders for Thursday.
 KASB first adjournment webinar (4/5/2017) 
   KASB will conduct a legislative webinar at 12:30 p.m. Friday to review what has and hasn’t happened as the Legislature takes a three-week break.
 House committee approves new formula; would boost funding by $750 million over five years (4/5/2017) 
   The House K-12 Education Budget Committee completed work on a school finance formula similar to the previous system used since 1992, and a phase-in of $150 million per year for five years for a total $750 million.
 Senate committee advances flat tax (4/4/2017) 
   The Senate Assessments and Taxation Committee voted Tuesday to endorse a major income tax increase, but one that likely falls short of funding the budget approved by the Senate or allowing significant additional funding for school finance.
 Statewide school levy renewal approved (4/4/2017) 
   The Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee on Tuesday endorsed Senate Bill 146, which extends the statewide 20 mill levy for two years, but also added a provision to block future abatement of the levy for economic development projects.
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