A Kansas City Star editorial says convenience for local fliers is not a compelling reason for the status quo at KCI. Several influential people are still discussing critical questions in this debate.
The Kansas Supreme Court is expected to rule on a case involving school finance. The central question is whether spending authorized by the legislature meets the constitutional criterion of “suitable provision for education.” There’s concern that the court will order more money and the legislature/governor will refuse to comply.
In a letter published by the Kansas City Star, Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro says she’s open to ideas about improving the local district and forecasts the possibility of provisional accreditation by summer. The commissioner defends ordering a controversial study of the district, but says the selection process could have been handled better. Nicastro concludes her note by asking Kansas Citians to “join the conversation.”
Prominent political scientist Larry Sabato (U of Va.) has a remarkable track record in forecasting election outcomes at both the federal and state levels. Using three criteria, he claims 2014–as of now–looks like a banner year for Republicans with the GOP poised to win both Houses of Congress.