Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Two sides in Kansas disagree on the significance of the Supreme Court’s ruling on an Arizona immigration law. The Missouri Supreme Court hears lawsuits over ballot initiatives. It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.
Kobach And ACLU Disagree On Importance of Supreme Court Ruling
There’s disagreement in Kansas over the Supreme Court’s ruling on a controversial Arizona immigration law. The court upheld one part of the law, but struck down several others. Listen to the story here.
Kansas School Finance Trial Continues
The trial in the ongoing school finance lawsuit is continuing this week, with a leading member of the Kansas Senate testifying on behalf of the plaintiffs. Kansas Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley testified Monday that lawmakers have cut funds for public schools in recent years without any regard for the actual cost of providing a suitable education. But attorneys defending the state have argued that there is no scientifically reliable way to measure the actual cost. Find out more here.
Missouri Supreme Court Hears Ballot Initiative Lawsuits
Six lawsuits involving three ballot initiatives were heard Monday by the Missouri Supreme Court. The fate of all three may turn on whether the State Auditor has the authority to estimate the financial impact of citizens’ petition initiatives. Learn more here.