Tuesday, January 10, 2006

The Kansas Legislature & education funding

Kansas newspapers coverage of the education report:

Kansas City Star: Kansas school funding could lead to rural, urban split

Topeka Capital-Journal: Sobering Report

The Wichita Eagle: Education’s Price Tag

Lawrence Journal-World: Audit Calls for Pouring Cash into Schools

The consensus of the infamous mainstream media? Possibly no tax increase and a tough battle pitting rural vs. urban schools.

My thoughts: It’s too early to tell what will happen or even what should happen.

On Gov. Sebelius’ State of the State Speech delivered last night:

The Wichita Eagle: Governor: Kansans 'stand atop a hill'

The Kansas City Star: ‘Blessed to live in Kansas

Topeka Capital-Journal: Sebelius speech full of imagery

Lawrence Journal-World: Sebelius Rolls Out Proposals, Touts Finances

The Journal-World reports:
During the speech, Sebelius welcomed (former Kansas State University football coach Bill) Snyder, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Richard Myers, and Janet Wisdom, the widow of Staff Sgt. Clinton Wisdom, a Kansas National Guard soldier who was killed in Iraq.
Most interesting in this is the fact that Myers appeared in support of the governor. The general was once rumored to be considering a run against Sebelius.

State of the state speeches seldom have much substance in them. The true shape of the governor’s proposals will come out as details of her proposed budget are released. Stay tuned for further developments.

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