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Garden City Telegram (Newspaper) - March 14, 2015, Garden City, KansasGo to a Telegram. Com for a gallery of photos from state basketball tournament action. $ 1.25 volume 86, no. 62 4 sections 26 pages saturday March 14, 2015 Hook pm longhorns reach title game. Page d1 Debat e permit less conceal and carry divides. Page a6 whats inside annies advice. B4 classified. C3 comics. C2 obituaries. A2 opinion. A4 police blotter. A2 state. A3 to listings. B4 weather. A8 Market prices weather forecast Grain prices at the Garden City Coop wheat. 4.99 Corn. 3.95 Milo. 4.30 soybeans. 8.94 Schwieterman inc. Reported Chicago live cattle futures apr. June aug. High. 156.30 147.22. 145.05 Low. 153.27 144.05. 142.55 stand. 153.67 144.82. 143.02 today sunny pleasant High 64, Low 29. Sunday Breezy warm sunny High 73, Low 36. 238597 Amro Samy congratulates Darla Samy on her new location. Go see Darla to see How you could save on your Auto and Home insurance 811 n main St. Garden City is 620 276 1612 Darla Samy marketing assistant Mon. Fri. 8 30 am 5 30 pm lets connect like us on Facebook follow us on twitter @ 238912 Spring enrolment ends second session March 20th Dukan classes Are also available at wow. Dukan. Org enrolment is available in the student and Community services Center monday thru thursday 8 00 a. M. 6 00 p. M. Friday 8 00 a. M. 4 30 p. M. Classes Start March 23rd and end May 15th by tim Carpenter the Topeka capital journal Topeka House Security closed the Chambers doors and representatives sat at their desks for two hours Friday until legislators could return to Topeka and vote for a Bill converting Kansas to a Block Grant system for Public schools. The initial tally on Senate Bill 7, which deeply divided republicans in the House was 62 57 one vote shy of the required total to pass. After the lengthy delay reps. James Todd and Bob Bruckman both Overland Park republicans cast the deciding votes. Two vote switches produced the 64 57 decision by the House. The legislation sent to the Senate has been controversial because it would abolish the school finance formula directing allocation of More than $ 4 billion annually to k 12 districts. Its the largest single item in the states budget. Under the measure lawmakers would devote the next two years maybe longer to drafting a new state formula for allocating tax dollars to education. The legislation does not prevent future cuts by the legislature or gov. Sam Brownback but the governor argued Block Grants were preferable because current formula was too Complex. I look Forward to a formula that will Stop pitting the Rich districts against the poor and the Urban against the Rural said rep. Marvin Kleeb r Overland Park. The Bill generated opposition among democrats and about 30 republicans concerned $ 50 million in state Aid reductions would be absorbed in the fiscal year that ends june 30. Many of those same lawmakers have asserted that aggressive income tax reductions signed into Law by Brownback in 2012 and 2013 had stripped the state of Revenue necessary for Core functions such As education. I heard from hundreds of my constituents this week the taxpayers who pay for our schools and their message is Clear vote not on this Bill fix our Revenue problem and adequately fund our schools said Melissa Rooker r Fairway. Rep. Lane Hemsley r Topeka said he would Welcome revision of the existing formula but did not believe it prudent to repeal the existing Structure without a replacement at hand. His District includes parts of seven school districts but primarily covers the Silver Lake and Seaman districts. Ism All in favor of looking at House narrowly passes Block Grant Bill Thad Allton Topeka capital Journ speaker of the House Ray Merrick r Stillwell worked the phone Friday morning trying to get absent members Back in the chamber in order to pass a Bill that would repeal the states school funding formula and replace it with a Block Grant system for the next two years. By Steven Tendo Steno a Telegram. Com Sublette while contractors continue to put the finishing touches on the new Southwest Plains regional service centers conference Center the positive Impact the recently opened facility will have on the Community Haskell county and the Region already Are being Felt. The conference Center with rooms fitted with the newest technology for conferences was opened to the Public on feb. 24. Standing on 8,200 Square feet it is expected that future meetings and presentations will be that much More comfortable for educators now that the new facility has been completed. Work began on the More than $ 1 million project last july. The Structure features rooms fitted with the newest conference technology and a main conference room that seats 108 people comfortably. The Center features state of the Art electronics and technology tvs and monitors placed strategically throughout the building to provide meeting information Access for anyone outside the conference room Large restrooms a Coffee bar area with High top table and a sitting area where participants can step away from meetings to take phone Calls. The conference Center is adjacent to the main Southwest Plains office Complex. The so proc was formed in 1989 As an educational resource Center Sublette welcomes a spacious new conference Center. Brad Nading Telegram top a new addition to Southwest Plains regional service Center in Sublette nearly doubles the size of its facility creating an on site space to handle Large groups for workshops and conferences. Above Stuart Sutton talks about technology in the Large conference room ranging from monitors on each of the Walls for participants to see to retractable outlets in the Center of each table thursday in the completed expansion project for the so proc. High tech expansion by tim Carpenter the Topeka capital journal Topeka a Kansas District court panel engaged in litigation on Public education Friday declared orders could be issued to Block repeal of the existing k 12 finance system and to enforce judicial edicts. Judge Franklin Theis part of the three judge panel in Shawnee county set a May 7 hearing on a request to re examine issues of funding equity that appeared to have been resolved to satisfaction of the Kansas supreme court with passage of a school spending Bill by the 2014 legislature. Interest in returning to questions of equitable state financing of 286 school districts was prompted by movement in the 2015 legislature to dissolve the formula relied upon to allocate $ 4 billion in annual Aid. The House sent the Senate a Bill Friday that would replace a formula based on per Pupil enrolment with a Block Grant scheme. Theism order said the court could impose temporary orders to protect the status quo and assure the availability of Relief. Plaintiffs were instructed by Theis to add defendants for the purpose of enforcement of any orders. Newcomers will be Secretary of state Kris Kobach state treasurer Ron Estes the states director of accounts and reports As Well As the states reviser of court panel issues Surprise order in k 12 funding lawsuit see Bill Page a5 see High tech Page a5 see lawsuit Page a5

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