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Kansas fiscal outlook a tad bit better…and more headlines: April 21, 2017

The state budget picture is a bit better now that officials and university economists are out with a new fiscal forecast. The new figures call for $156 million more in tax collections ... Continue Reading →

Headlines from around the region and the state…April 3, 2017

A survey finds serious morale problems among faculty and staff at the University of Kansas. The results of a “climate” survey on the Lawrence and Edwards campuses found more than ... Continue Reading →

Kansas farmers and ranchers get tax break to rebuild fencing after wildfires…and other headlines: March 23, 2017

Folks in Kansas are getting a sales tax break to rebuild fences on agricultural land after the biggest wildfire in state history burned through more than 1,000 square miles. Gov. Sam ... Continue Reading →

Lawmakers moving toward school funding plan…and other headlines: March 22, 2017

Kansas legislators are moving back toward distributing state dollars to public schools through a complicated per-student formula like one they junked two years ago. A special House ... Continue Reading →

Proposed raise for state employees being considered by lawmakers…and other headlines: March 21, 2017

State legislators are advancing a proposal to give most state employees a 2 percent pay raise even as they wrestle with serious budget problems that are likely to force a big tax increase. ... Continue Reading →

Fatal accident near Grainfield…and other headlines: March 20, 2017

A Colorado man is dead after driving the wrong way on I-70 just east of Grainfield, crashing head-on into a semi. His Kia Sportage burst into flames and he was ejected in the crash. ... Continue Reading →

Men face more charges in planned Garden City attack…and other headlines: March 17, 2017

The three men accused of planning an attack on Somali immigrants in Garden City face more federal charges. A revised indictment still accuses them of gun charges, but now adds conspiracy ... Continue Reading →

Budget talks continue in the state legislature…and other headlines: March 16, 2017

A top Republican legislator in Kansas is promising to push to cut spending to help fix the state’s serious budget problems. Meanwhile, a state agency warned lawmakers yesterday that ... Continue Reading →

Legislature update…and other headlines: March 15, 2017

Some Kansas lawmakers want the state to take over the job of writing and making sure businesses comply with workplace regulations, despite concerns by a labor rights group that the ... Continue Reading →

Kansas lawmaker compares Planned Parenthood to Nazi Germany…and other headlines: March 14, 2017

A Kansas state legislator is standing by a comment he made in a letter comparing Planned Parenthood with a Nazi concentration camp. State Sen. Steve Fitzgerald of Leavenworth told The ... Continue Reading →
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