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Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Steve Walker

The Kansas school finance trial enters its third week. A plan to replace Medicaid in Kansas drew criticism at its first public hearing.  It’s a double dose of Shakespeare in Kansas City.  That & more news from KCUR.

Kansas School Finance Trial Resumes

As the trial enters its third week, the plaintiffs will call a number of current and former state officials to talk about how the school finance formula works, and how education budgets were cut over the last four years.  Read more here.

KanCare Plan Draws Criticism

A crowd of more than 200 people packed a hearing room in Wichita Monday to sound-off about Governor Sam Brownback’s plan to privatize the state’s Medicaid system. Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson was there.  Listen to the story here.

Two Shows, One Shakespeare Festival

This year's Heart of America Shakespeare Festivalis going back and forth between comedy and tragedy on alternate nights, returning to a two-show season performed in repertory, which it hasn't done in a decade. For the cast and crew alike, there's a delicate balance to doing a different show every other night.  Read more here.

Auditor Finds No Cost, No Saving For Ballot Measures

Two ballot questions going before Missouri voters in November won’t cost or save the state any money, according the State Auditor’s office.  Read more about why here.

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