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Missouri sues to block Biden's student debt cancellation program, joining 5 other states

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri and five other states sued Thursday in an attempt to halt the Biden's administration's program forgiving student loan debt. A lawsuit filed in federal court in St. Louis asks for an immediate halt of the program, which seeks to cancel up to $10,000 for millions of borrowers and up to $20,000 for Pell grant recipients. Missouri was joined in the lawsuit by Nebraska, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas and South Carolina.

Kansas governor proposes 3-day sales tax holiday next year

TOPEKA, Kan. (KAKE) - Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly says the state needs to make it more affordable for parents to prepare their kids for school and she's proposing a tax-free weekend next August. Every year around August, Missouri and Oklahoma have a Tax-Free Weekend where parents can buy things like...

Kansas AG files lawsuit challenging legality of student loan forgiveness

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the Biden administration’s student loan cancellation program, asserting that the administration lacks the legal authority to forgive debt without congressional authorization. Schmidt joined officials from five other states in seeking a temporary...

Republican States Sue Biden and Education Department Over Student Debt Relief Program

Several Republican states are taking legal action in response to the Biden administration’s recent announcement of a student loan debt relief plan. As reported in August, Biden announced that $10,000 in outstanding federal student loans (plus another $10,000 for those who qualified for Pell Grants) would be forgiven for those who make less than $125,000 annually. While Biden said at the time that he still considered an education to be “a ticket to a better life,” the cost of that ticket has now become “too expensive” for many in the U.S.

Here's where the ad war stands in the top races for governor

Republicans and Democrats are largely split as far as which party has the edge in future ad spending in the eight governor's races recently labeled by the NBC News Political Unit as the most consequential of the midterm cycle. According to data from the ad-tracking firm AdImpact, Democrats have more...

6 GOP States Sue Biden Over Student Loan Forgiveness Program

President Joe Biden’s historic student loan forgiveness program faces another legal challenge—a lawsuit jointly filed Thursday by six Republican-led states that claim Biden overstepped his executive privileges when he followed through on one of his campaign promises by granting loan forgiveness to millions of Americans. The suit was filed by officials from Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and South Carolina. “The Department of Education is required, under the law, to collect the balance due on loans,” Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge told the Associated Press. “And President Biden does not have the authority to override that.” Biden used a 2001 law that grants him the ability to forgive student loans during a national emergency to push forward the plan that aims to relieve $10,000 of debt per borrower, or $20,000 for low-income Pell Grant recipients. But Republican critics argue that the justification is no longer valid, as Biden declared the coronavirus pandemic over earlier this month in a 60 Minutes interview.Read it at Associated Press
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Legal Challenges Mount for Biden’s Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Plan

A slew of legal challenges are mounting against the Biden administration’s student loan debt cancellation plan, brought forth by Republican states and a libertarian legal organization that argue the president flouted his executive authority and misused a federal law meant to allow such major policy shifts only during times of national emergencies.

Kansas Historical Society: The beginning of Duckwall's

Alva Duckwall started a business in Greenleaf where he sold and repaired bicycles. He sold that business in 1901 and bought another store in Abilene selling a “little bit of everything.” Along with his brother Wilbur, Duckwall expanded the business and it became one of the most popular five and dime stores in Kansas and other states. This 1950s photo shows the Duckwall's store in Council Grove. #kansashistory.

🎧Kansas Strong show - Oil & gas education

Hear this month's Kansas Strong show with Eagle Radio's Scott Donovan and Executive Director of the Kansas Oil and Gas Producers Association Warren Martin that aired Sept. 28, 2022. The Kansas Strong program airs the fourth Wednesday every month at 8:30 a.m. on 1590 KVGB & 95.5 FM.