budget http://hppr.org en Last Minute Budget Addendum and Deadline Pressure Leads to Questionable Program Approval http://hppr.org/post/last-minute-budget-addendum-and-deadline-pressure-leads-questionable-program-approval <p>In the midst of conference committee negotiations, with dozens of bargaining items on the table, Representative and House Appropriations Committee Chair, Marc Rhoades, presented a $12 million grant program earmarked for Educational Design Solutions.&nbsp; Dave Ranney reported in a&nbsp; recent article by the <strong><a href="http://khi.org">Kansas Institute of Health</a></strong> the Senate agreed to this addition partially out of desire to end the drawn out session to a close.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:26:06 +0000 Cindee Talley 17603 at http://hppr.org Last Minute Budget Addendum and Deadline Pressure Leads to Questionable Program Approval Constitutional Showdown Looming Over Kansas and Texas http://hppr.org/post/constitutional-showdown-looming-over-kansas-and-texas <p>State legislatures are constitutionally mandated to provide adequate funding for schools.&nbsp; Courts in both Kansas and Texas recently ruled this directive is not being met.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 21:20:32 +0000 Cindee Talley 17112 at http://hppr.org Constitutional Showdown Looming Over Kansas and Texas