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Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Kansas Republican Party Chair Kris Kobach
Kansas Republican Party Chair Kris Kobach

The Kansas Objections Board upholds a decision assigning candidates to new legislative districts.  An official says Kansas schools have been pushed to the brink of insolvency by budget cuts.  That & more news from KCUR.

Kansas Objections Board Rules On Candidates’ Complaints

The State Objections Board has upheld a decision by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach that helped dozens of legislative candidates. The board ruled that Kobach did have the authority to assign candidates to new legislative districts. More than 80 candidates filed to run for office, then were drawn into different legislative districts after new redistricting maps were released.   Read more here.

Kansas School Districts Pushed To The Brink

A top official at the Kansas State Department of Education says recent budget cuts have pushed some school districts to the brink of insolvency.  Brad Neuenswander is the state education department’s deputy commissioner for learning services. During testimony Tuesday in the ongoing school finance trial, he said budget cuts have forced a handful of districts to deplete their cash reserves to the point where they soon may not be able to meet their payroll or pay their regular bills.  Read more here.


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