By Gene Meyer| Kansas Reporter
TOPEKA — The nine extra days the Kansas Legislature met beyond the prescribed limits cost taxpayers more than $315,000, according to Capitol number crunchers.
The money went for pay and subsistence, as 165 lawmakers needed the extra time to pass major legislation. The session is supposed to end in 90 days, according to the [...]Read More →
WICHITA – David Kensinger, Governor Sam Brownback’s chief of staff, said the governor will make an announcement Tuesday in Wichita regarding aviation manufacturing.
Boeing announced Wednesday it will end its operations in Wichita by the end of 2013, costing the area about 2,100 jobs.
“It was true a week ago that Wichita has the best facilities, the [...]
By Alissa Smith/Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker‘s administration said it sees strong proof from schools that the 2011 budget is working.
Even with $800 million in cuts to public education in the $66 billion state budget, the administration has compiled a list of school districts reporting that they have saved money [...]
Without the state’s most recent internal borrowing, a $600 million certificate of indebtedness (COI) issued June 30, the state general fund (SGF) would have been out of money on July 5, just five days into the new fiscal year, and wouldn’t have a positive balance again until June 21, 2012.
Even with the $600 million loan [...]
The State Finance Council has authorized a $600 million Certificate of Indebtedness, a loan from the state to itself, for fiscal year 2012, and public schools have again been told to backdate $220 million in state aid payments that will be made next week into FY2011.
A Kansas statute enacted in 1970 authorizes the council to [...]