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kansas supreme court finds state underfunds schools


the kansas supreme court ruled on thursday that the state’s system of funding primary and secondary public schools falls short of an adequacy requirement in the state constitution. the high court said it was delaying enforcement of its unanimous ruling until the end of june to give the legisla...






kansas supreme court rules state failed to ensure adequate education funding, or


the kansas supreme court on thursday ordered the state to increase its spending on public schools, but it didn't say by how much.






kansas supreme court orders public school spending hike


the kansas supreme court on thursday ordered the state to increase its spending on public schools, but it didn't say by how much.  the court gave legislators until the end of june to enact a new education funding law.  many moderate republicans and democrats in the legislature favor rolling back...






tax hike appears inevitable in kansas after schools ruling


topeka, kan. (ap) — a big tax increase for kansas appears inevitable as the state wrestles with budget problems that have left even republicans ready to roll back income tax cuts that are gov. sam brownback’s biggest political legacy. a kansas supreme court ruling that the state isn’t spending enough money on its public schools […]






kansas supreme court orders public school spending hike


kansas' highest court on thursday ordered the state to increase its spending on public schools, which could further complicate the state's dire budget problems and increase pressure to undo large tax cuts championed by republican gov. sam brownback.






washington supreme court rules against florist who refused gay wedding


a christian florist from washington state vowed to appeal to the u.s. supreme court after that state’s top court unanimously ruled on thursday that she discriminated against a gay couple by refusing to sell them flowers for their wedding. the washington supreme court’s nine justices said...






the latest: kansas high court orders school funding increase


the latest on a kansas supreme court ruling on public school funding (all times local):






the latest: kansas governor calls for school choice measures


the latest on a kansas supreme court ruling on public school funding (all times local):






tax hike appears inevitable in kansas after schools ruling


a big tax increase for kansas appears inevitable as the state wrestles with budget problems that have left even republicans ready to roll back income tax cuts that are gov. sam brownback's biggest political legacy.






no. 3 kansas bounces back from loss, tops kansas state 74-71


frank mason iii had 21 points, josh jackson added 18 despite dealing with foul trouble, and no. 3 kansas bounced back from a rare home loss to hold off kansas state 74-71 on monday night.






no. 3 kansas bounces back from loss, tops kansas state 74-71


frank mason iii had 21 points, josh jackson added 18 despite dealing with foul trouble, and no. 3 kansas bounced back from a rare home loss to hold off kansas state 74-71 on monday night.






republicans’ extreme hypocrisy on supreme court nominees


you want bipartisanship on supreme court nominations? let's have a consensual moment around sen. ted cruz's idea that having only eight supreme court justices is just fine.






supreme court: weapons allowed on madison buses


the state supreme court has overturned an appeals court ruling and sided with a gun rights group, concluding that the city of madison must allow bus passengers to carry concealed weapons.






washington state supreme court says florist who turned away same-sex couple brok


the washington supreme court has unanimously ruled that a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding broke the state's antidiscrimination law. barronelle stutzman, a florist in richland, washington, had been fined by a lower court for denying service to a gay couple in 2013....






kansas supreme court orders public school spending hike


essential education: financial aid deadline arrives march 2, 2017, 5:20 p.m. welcome to essential education, our daily look at education in california and beyond. here's the latest: today is the deadline for applying to california state financial aid for college. cal state dominguez hills is getting...






arkansas executions can proceed, but state still lacks drugs


little rock, ark. (ap) — the state supreme court says arkansas can take the next steps toward executing inmates who had challenged protocols put in place by the department of correction. the u.s. supreme court had said tuesday it wouldn’t consider the inmates’ claims that the state’s execution procedures could be “intolerably painful.” arkansas justices […]






public officials can't shield government business by using personal email, state


california’s highest court decided unanimously thursday that government officials may be required to make public what they said about official business on their private telephones and personal computers. in a decision written by justice carol a. corrigan, the california supreme court said the state’s...






public officials can't shield government business by using personal email, state


california’s highest court decided unanimously thursday that government officials may be required to make public what they said about public business on their private telephones and personal computers. in a decision written by justice carol a. corrigan, the california supreme court said the state’s...






moderate democrats in olympia draw up cheaper, middle-ground plan to fund school


a handful of moderate democratic state senators has proposed a new plan to solve washington’s k-12 school-funding problem. it’s the latest effort to satisfy the state supreme court’s mccleary decision.






us judge defers ruling in kansas voting citizenship case


kansas city, kan. (ap) — a judge on friday began weighing the fate of two federal lawsuits in kansas challenging the constitutionality of a state law that requires prospective voters to prove their u.s. citizenship. u.s. district judge julie robinson deferred a ruling after presiding over a three-hour hearing in which kansas secretary of state […]






gorsuch supreme court fight puts heat on trump state democrats


the battle over neil gorsuch's nomination to the supreme court will likely hinge on the votes of 10 democratic senators who face re-election next year in states president donald trump won in november.






supreme court: weapons allowed on madison buses


madison, wis. (ap) — wisconsin’s capital city must allow passengers to carry hidden weapons on buses, the state supreme court said tuesday in siding with a gun rights group that local governments cannot trump the state’s concealed-carry law. the ruling from the high court’s conservative majority could provide fodder for gun advocates to challenge local […]






kansas state president asks fans to stop vulgar chants


manhattan, kan. (ap) — the president of kansas state has asked wildcat basketball fans to stop using vulgar chants targeted at the kansas jayhawks when the rivals meet in bramlage coliseum. the wichita eagle (http://bit.ly/2lqlzel ) reports that kansas state president richard myers spoke out against the chants wednesday in a letter to the public […]






supreme court denies dna testing in 1982 homicide


the state supreme court says a man convicted in a decades-old homicide isn't entitled to dna testing.






john stamos, former cook county prosecutor and state supreme court justice, dies


john j. stamos spent close to four decades working as a judge and as a cook county prosecutor, rising to serve first as cook county state's attorney during turbulent times in the 1960s and then as a justice first on the illinois appellate court and then on the illinois supreme court. "he was a...






p os: neil gorsuch, colorado judge is donald trump’s supreme court nominee


president donald trump nominated judge neil gorsuch to the u.s. supreme court, a selection that gives the fourth-generation coloradan a chance to become the state’s first high-court justice since byron white retired in 1993.






texas supreme court hears challenge on same-sex marriage rights


two houston taxpayers, backed by texas republican leaders, on wednesday challenged houston’s spousal benefits for same-sex couples, asking the state’s highest civil court to re-examine parts of a landmark 2015 u.s. supreme court ruling that legalized gay marriage. lawyers for houston sai...






us judge defers ruling in kansas voting citizenship case


kansas city, kan. (ap) — a judge is weighing the fate of two federal lawsuits in kansas challenging the constitutionality of a state law requiring prospective voters to prove their u.s. citizenship. u.s. district judge julie robinson didn’t indicate when she would rule after presiding over a three-hour hearing friday in kansas city, kansas, on […]






supreme court won't hear major case on transgender rights after trump decision


washington – the supreme court on monday announced that it would not hear a major case on transgender rights after all, acting after the trump administration changed the federal government’s position on whether public schools had to allow transgender youths to use bathrooms that matched their gender identities.






public officials can't shield government business by using personal email, state


texts and emails sent by public employees on their personal devices or accounts are a matter of public record if they deal with official business, the california supreme court ruled thursday in a unanimous decision hailed by open-government advocates. but the court provided only general guidance...






riverside jury finds uc riverside officials violated state labor laws


essential education: what changes does betsy devos have in mind? feb. 9, 2017, 7 a.m. in an effort to make refugees feel welcome, california lawmakers have introduced legislation to give them immediate in-state tuition and get more translators for schools. because of a shift in the investing strategy...






washington florist barronelle stutzman, arlene’s flowers case may go to supreme


a washington floral artist says she will ask the u.s. supreme court to reverse a decision thursday by the state’s high court that concluded that the government can force her—and, by extension, other washingtonians—to create artistic expression and participate in events with which they disagree. alliance defending freedom attorneys represent richland floral artist barronelle stutzman, […]






the latest: supreme court wrestles with open meetings law


the latest on wisconsin supreme court hearing on state open meetings law (all times local):






florida abortion waiting period law temporarily blocked


tallahassee, fla. (ap) — a state supreme court order blocking enforcement of florida’s 24-hour abortion waiting period will remain in place while a lower court determines whether the law is constitutional. the florida supreme court issued its ruling thursday, leaving in place its order from 10 months ago. the court said there’s a strong likelihood […]






court: missouri not required to name execution drug’s source


kansas city, mo. (ap) — a missouri appellate court has ruled that the state’s prison officials aren’t obligated to publicly reveal the source of the drug used to execute prisoners. the appellate court’s western district decided tuesday to overturn a 2016 trial court ruling that found the state wrongly withheld documents that would identify pharmaceutical […]