Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Adrienne Foster
Adrienne Foster

Former Roeland Park Mayor backs Trump. The Kansas City Star’s Steve Kraske went looking for a Trump supporter to help explain his appeal. He found one in former Roeland Park Mayor Adrienne Foster who is now executive director of the Kansas Hispanic and Latino American Affairs Commission. Foster said Trump is someone who could get things done and explained why she is working to elect him. [Steve Kraske: Backers of Donald Trump apparently are everywhere, but they aren’t public about it – The Kansas City Star]

Kansas leadership discusses moving money to poor districts. The Kansas legislative leadership has met to discuss a plan to move money from wealthy districts, like those in Johnson County, to poorer districts, KCUR reports. The move would be in response to a court decision that found the education block grants unconstitutional. Such a move does not portend well for the Shawnee Mission School District, where Superintendent Jim Hinson has been warning of the potential loss of million of dollars. [Kansas Lawmakers Eye Funds From Wealthy School Districts To Satisfy Supreme Court – KCUR]

It’s time to caucus Saturday. It’s our turn here in Kansas to weigh in on the choice for president. Republicans will caucus tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Democrats register to caucus between 1 and 3 p.m. but must be in line no later than 3 p.m. More details about how to participate in the caucus can be found here.

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