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Holmes votes for innovative schools coalition

Edmonds says he opposes governor's tax plan as presented

Rep. John Edmonds, right, and Sen. Mitch Holmes enlightened an audience at the Kansas Oil & Gas Museum during a legislative forum Saturday morning.

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Rep. John Edmonds shared his analysis of the governor’s plan to reduce state income taxes, and Sen. Mitch Holmes discussed the Coalition of Innovative School Districts bill when they returned to Great Bend for a legislative coffee, Saturday at the Kansas Oil & Gas Museum.
Last Thursday, the senate passed one bill, SB 176, which creates the afore-mentioned coalition, on a vote of 31-7. Holmes, R-St. John, said the bill would allow some school districts to opt out of state laws, rules and regulations, in exchange for higher student achievement. If signed into law, school districts could apply to join ...

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