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  • 2021 Kansas Payrolls: $2.26 billion

    2021 Kansas Payrolls: $2.26 billion0

    Kansas payrolls for employees at state agencies and universities totaled $2.26 billion during the 2021 calendar year, including $33.8 million on overtime. Compared to 2020, total pay was 0.3% greater while overtime was 14.2% greater. Complete records on total pay and overtime for state employees can be found on KansasOpenGov.org. The amounts listed in total

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  • KSDE awards $30 million to KU to perpetuate low achievement

    KSDE awards $30 million to KU to perpetuate low achievement0

    The Kansas Department of Education recently gave KU a 5-year, $30 million contract to help KSDE perpetuate abysmally low student achievement in Kansas.   OK, that’s not exactly the way the deal is described in the University of Kansas press release, but it’s an honest reflection of history and another example of students getting the short

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  • University spending largely to blame for tuition hikes

    University spending largely to blame for tuition hikes0

    Last February, the Kansas City Star and the Wichita Eagle faulted legislators’ lack of funding for tuition increases, but analysis of university spending showed most of the blame went to the universities themselves.  Now it’s deja vu all over again – the Star and the Eagle are blaming legislators with one-sided ‘news’ reporting to push

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