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 HB 2374 Testimony (3/22/2017) 
   Expanding the tax credit for low income students scholarship program.
 President's budget cuts funding for public education, shifts aid to private schools (3/20/2017) 
   Overall, the budget request notes a decrease of more than $9 billion in federal education investments.
 KASB's school finance tracking document (3/17/2017) 
   Here is a link to that document. Next week, more in-depth discussions are expected on school finance.
 Kansas Capitol Connection: A weekly summary of education-related developments before the Legislature (3/17/2017) 
   Spring break? Not for Kansas school leaders.
 Trump touts tax credits for private school scholarships (3/1/2017) 
   In Kansas, a program granting tax credits for corporate contributions to private school scholarships was included in a 2014 school finance bill.
 Contact information for Moran, Roberts concerning final vote on DeVos (2/3/2017) 
   The U.S. Senate will vote Monday on whether to confirm President Donald Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos as education secretary.
 KASB message on driving student success as Legislature returns (4/27/2016) 
   As the Kansas Legislature returned Wednesday for the 2016 wrap up session, KASB President Don Shimkus released the following message:
 House delays action on private school tax credits, Common Core (3/10/2016) 
   After being scheduled for debate Wednesday morning, HB 2457, the tax credit bill was “passed over” but remains on general orders.
 Tax credit bill has big pricetag (2/25/2016) 
   The bill has been approved by the House Education Committee and remains pending before the full House.
 House Education advances bill expanding private tuition tax credits (2/9/2016) 
   House Ed on Monday recommended favorable passage of HB 2457, which expands the use of tax credits to pay for students to go to private schools.
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