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TOPEKA – (February 8, 2016) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt issued the following statement in connection with Governor Brownback today signing House Bill 2449 into law. That measure repeals the so-called “nonseverability clause” in 2015 House Bill 2005 that had created a risk that funding for the judicial branch of state government could be eliminated after the Kansas Supreme Court in December struck down judicial reforms contained in separate legislation:
“I thank legislative leaders, Governor Brownback, and legislators of both political parties who worked together to swiftly repeal this provision of law. The risk that all state funding for the judiciary could be eliminated – an outcome nobody wanted – has now passed.
“When this bill is published in the Kansas Register within the next few days, the so-called ‘nonseverability clause’ will be formally repealed. At that point, it seems to me, the pending lawsuits challenging it will become unnecessary. Therefore, I am hopeful that Chief Judge Fairchild and the other judges who are suing the state to challenge the now-repealed law will soon dismiss their lawsuit in Shawnee County District Court. Once that occurs, I can proceed to dismiss the lawsuit I filed in Neosho County District Court that led to the injunction that gave the Legislature the time it needed to act.
“It appears Kansas is close to putting this chapter in state history behind us, and I am grateful to all who demonstrated the humility and restraint that allowed this conflict to be resolved without needless confrontation.”
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TOPEKA—The Kansas Supreme Court announced today it will conduct a special evening session at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at Topeka High School as part of its ongoing outreach to familiarize Kansans with the high court, its work, and the overall role of the Kansas judiciary.
The court will be in session from 6:30 p.m. to about 8 p.m. in the auditorium of Topeka High School at 800 SW 10th Avenue in Topeka.
“The Supreme Court has conducted special sessions in communities all across Kansas, but this is our first evening session in Topeka,” said Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss. “We chose Topeka High School for its historical significance in our community, although we would be honored to visit any of the Topeka area high schools.”
The public is invited to attend the special session to observe the court as it hears oral arguments in cases to be announced prior to March. After the hearing concludes, the justices will greet the public in an informal reception in the school’s cafeteria.
“Community visits are a great way for the people of Kansas to get to know us — who we are and what we do — and to learn about the judiciary’s role in our society,” said Nuss. “We encourage anyone who’s ever been curious about Supreme Court proceedings to come. We provide live webcasts of all our courtroom sessions in the Kansas Judicial Center, but people tell us there’s nothing like seeing proceedings in person.”
The Supreme Court's has conducted several special sessions outside its Topeka courtroom since 2011 and the sessions regularly draw crowds numbering in the hundreds. The court's first evening session in Hays in spring 2015 drew an estimated 700 people, and a crowd estimated to number 500 attended an evening session in Garden City in October 2015.
In 2011, the court marked the state sesquicentennial by convening in a special session in the historic Supreme Court courtroom in the Kansas Statehouse. From there, and through the end of 2011, the court conducted special sessions in Salina, Greensburg, and Wichita. The court held sessions in Overland Park in 2012, Pittsburg in 2013, Kansas City in 2014, Hays in April 2015, and Garden City in October 2015.
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Wed, 3 Feb 2016 21:59:23 GMT
The KRAF Grant Application Submission period has ended for 2016.
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The project is possible through the Kansas Department of Commerce Workforce AID.
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The Kansas Department of Corrections launches an interactive dashboard, providing a visual data source for the public.
TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has not had any confirmed cases of Zika virus in Kansas.
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By NetWork Kansas | December 17, 2014 --- As of November 30, 2014, NetWork Kansas has awarded 61 businesses Kansas Capital Multiplier funding totaling more than $10.1 million. This funding complemented an additional $171.1 million in private investment in these businesses.
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