TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas Senate panel plans to review a proposal to change the dates of local elections so they occur on the same schedule as legislative and statewide contests. The bill on the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee's agenda Wednesday is a modified version of a proposal from the Kansas Republican Party. The measure would move city and school board elections to even-numbered years.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas lawmakers are resuming discussions about education funding in the wake of a state Supreme Court ruling that faulted the way certain funds are distributed to school districts. The court on Friday ruled the state's funding of schools unconstitutional and gave legislators until July 1st to fix the problems. House and Senate Education Committee members have scheduled a joint hearing today to discuss funding.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Wichita woman is expected in federal court to be sentenced for selling fake luxury goods. Glenda Sue Morgan pleaded guilty last year to trafficking in goods bearing counterfeit designer labels at the shop, called The Fabulous Store. Morgan faces a fine of up to $2 million and up to 10 years in prison.
DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) - Ford County in southwest Kansas has removed its signage barring concealed weapons in government buildings. A 2013 law removes exemptions to government buildings and requires local governments to open their buildings for concealed weapons or secure their buildings against all weapons. Ford County Administrator Ed Elam says the cost of secure buildings would have ranged in the hundreds of thousands of dollars for just equipment.
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