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Proposal for extra utility bill fees that will go to schools…and other headlines: April 28, 2017

Proposal for extra utility bill fees that will go to schools…and other headlines: April 28, 2017

The majority leader of the state Senate is drafting a proposal to tack on an extra fee to utility bills to raise money for public schools. Jim Denning’s tax would… Read more »

2 committees back to work on budget issues…and other headlines: April 25, 2017

2 committees back to work on budget issues…and other headlines: April 25, 2017

Two Kansas legislative committees are resuming their work on budget issues this week before all lawmakers return to the Statehouse. The House Appropriations and Senate Ways and Means committees are… Read more »

KS farmers faring better than expected…and other headlines: April 24, 2017

KS farmers faring better than expected…and other headlines: April 24, 2017

The latest farm loan delinquency numbers show Kansas farmers are faring better than many had feared as spring planting gets underway. The Farm Service Agency says its direct loan delinquencies… Read more »

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

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… Read more »

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

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… Read more »

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

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…. Read more »

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

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 committee outlined an… Read more »

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

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… Read more »

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

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… Read more »

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

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… Read more »

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