Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Rep. Melissa Rooker at the ribbon cutting for Casey's on the Drive this weekend.
Rep. Melissa Rooker at the ribbon cutting for Casey’s on the Drive this weekend.

Fairway Rep. Rooker credited with forcing alternative to original school funding fix plan. Fairway Rep. Melissa Rooker was recognized over the weekend for her work in crafting a school finance bill that solves the immediate Kansas school funding crisis and will keep schools open for the fall. During a ribbon-cutting at Casey’s Auto Repair in Mission Saturday, Rooker was acknowledged by speakers and the crowd, A weekend editorial in The Kansas City Star said Rooker was one of the winners of the session and cited the “Rooker plan” that made it through the Legislature. [Winners and losers in the crucial Kansas school funding decision – The Kansas City Star]

NEJC legislator gets in on the Hamilton tweets. A Shawnee mother did a riff on the musical “Hamilton” to express her thoughts about the Kansas Legislatures attempts at passing a school funding bill. Rep. Stephanie Clayton got in on the fun with her own contributions. [‘Hamilton’-inspired tweets chronicle Kansas school finance debate – The Wichita Eagle]

Steve Rose says ‘epic’ battle coming between GOP conservatives and moderates. Former Johnson County Sun Publisher Steve Rose labeled the upcoming August 2 primaries “one of the most important elections for Republicans in modern Kansas history” and said it will “decide whether the Brownback ‘bad guys’ will continue to rule the Legislature or whether the ‘good guys’ get the keys to the Capitol.” [Stage is set for epic Kansas GOP showdown — Kansas City Star]

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