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January 1, 2015

In 2008, Kansas’ state aid for schools was reaching new heights.

Pushed by a court ruling a few years earlier, the Legislature had raised funding by hundreds of millions of dollars, part of a three-year phase-in.

November 20, 2014

Kansas Democrats have launched an online petition to “Fire Ray Merrick” after the Kansas Speaker of the House was quoted recently saying, “Govern-ment employees produce nothing.”

As of Wednesday afternoon, 1,546 people had gone to changekansas.org/top_petitions and signed the petition. The goal is to reach 3,600 – or about one-tenth of the over 36,000 Kansas state employees.

September 26, 2014

Kansas is the ninth state to sign on with the Health Care Compact Bill, granting these states the right to avoid federal health care regulations.The primary targets are Medicare and Medicaid, the tandem programs providing health benefits for all 65+ persons, disabled and low income. Currently, Congress will still need to authorize the Compact Bill in the next federal legislative session before it becomes law.

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March 19, 2015

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March 9, 2015

On Saturday afternoon, the Kansas Democratic Party ushered in a new slate of leaders to guide them through the 2016 election cycle. 

February 26, 2015

Kansas Democratic Party Chair Joan Wagnon announced today that Jason Perkey will be stepping down as the KDP Executive Director, a position he has held since January of 2012.

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