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Kansas House approves school aid plan some call insufficient

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Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of N.Y. center flanked by Sen. Bernie Sanders I-Vt. left and Sen. Jeff Merkley D-Ore. meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington Tuesday

The Senate wanted what they called a "school choice" provision, the House couldn't stomach the Lt. Governor's pet plan - and after all the shouting - there was nothing more left on the table for Texas schoolkids.

The Congressional Budget Office says an estimated 51 million people under age 65 would be uninsured in 2026 under the latest version of the House Republican health care bill.

"I think we're building consensus", said Sen.

"People want to go farther and some don't want to go that far". "There's got to be certainty in the marketplace". Bill Cassidy (La.) and Susan Collins (Maine). "It's not just salary, it's general funding and if we don't address the teacher shortage, and that's going to be an education cut we can't heal".

The good news is the Senate seems unlikely to follow the House's lead.

"This CBO report again confirms that the American Health Care Act achieves our mission: lowering premiums and lowering the deficit".

The Senate now has 52 Republicans and 48 Democrats. Taylor authored Senate Bill 3, a comprehensive ESA and tax credit scholarship package.

Whether the GOP can attract 50 votes remains to be seen.

Senate Republicans say there is a growing consensus that they want a slower phase-out of Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid health coverage for the poor than in the House bill, which would cut the program by about $800 billion. We appointed members of a conference committee today because the House was willing to continue working on public school finance immediately.

Monaco star Mbappe: I'm at an age where I need to play
United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid are said to be chasing the striker. "I will make a choice based on my sporting career". Rapper 50 Cent led Monaco's Ligue 1 title celebrations, performing a number of his biggest hits in front of their supporters.

Three weeks after the House narrowly approved the measure with GOP-only votes and after several embarrassing setbacks, Republican senators said they'd move in their own direction and dismissed the report's impact.

The proposal also raises the state's liquor tax from 8 percent to 10 percent.

"There's a lot of sticking points", said Sen.

Senate Republicans are under mounting pressure to craft a new bill to repeal and replace most of Obamacare. He said he would delay the system's implementation to 2019.

As "bathroom bills" targeting transgender individuals falter across the US - rejected even in conservative bastions like Kansas and Arkansas following the upheaval over a North Carolina law previous year - Texas Republicans are doubling down on their determination and throwing the Legislature into last-minute tumult. He said other states have tried similar bans, but federal courts have halted them when they've been challenged.

That means worse coverage, and many Senate Republicans are wary of passing a law that will stick their working-class voters - many of whom come from regions that voted overwhelmingly for Trump - with deteriorated coverage.

"What we have been advised is that at some stage of the game, you've got to have people start to begin the boiler plate that makes up a bill, but it's a long ways from having all the concepts incorporated", Rounds said. Leaders from cities and counties across the state have come out against SB 2, saying they won't be able to fund critical services to their growing communities, such as police and fire, with a cap on property taxes. Republican senators have said they're moving in their own direction. That approach would provide money to individual-market insurers to help pay for high-cost customers, which represents an effort to discourage insurers from setting higher premiums for those people. "Both sides get to present their case to the court and the Supreme Court will judge our work", says Rep. Mellissa Rooker, a moderate Republican from Fairway. Those changes, he says, would make premiums affordable enough that younger people would stay in the pool while providing older people enough money to keep plans economical.

"There isn't a single one of us that's thrilled with the numbers in this budget", said Sen.

The fact is, the House stood up for my disabled child as well as others, and I thank them.

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