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State Delays Public School Payments Again

It sounds very familiar… the State of Kansas has delayed some of its monthly aid payments to public schools. The delinquent March payment makes it the 6th consecutive month all or some of the state payment had been delayed.

This time, about half the monthly payments due to the 293 public school districts in Kansas, have been postponed.

This morning State Budget Director Duane Goossen confirmed the most recent delay but also said the remaining $71-million will be paid later this month.

In addition, the state is still $55-million behind on a quarterly payment toward the government employees’ pension that was due January 15th.

Goossen said he expects the state to make all of its May payments to schools on time…sound like that same broken record.

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Mike is one of those guys who has spent nearly a lifetime trying to figure out what he wants to do when he grows up. He has split time as a broadcaster and educator having first worked in radio in the early 1970’s while attending junior college. The two careers are directly connected because many of the 25 years as an educator were spent teaching broadcast journalism at the high school and college levels. Mike is married and has three adult children (no grandchildren yet) and enjoys sports, debating politics, gardening, landscaping-hauling rocks, and swapping stories with the "good old boys".