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KS Republicans mixed over potential state tax increase…and other headlines: February 17, 2017

KS Republicans mixed over potential state tax increase…and other headlines: February 17, 2017

Republicans in the Kansas House are split over a bill passed by the chamber to increase income taxes. Forty of the chamber’s 85 Republicans voted for the proposal when it… Read more »

Budget bill advanced by Kansas House not supported by Governor…and other headlines: February 16, 2017

Budget bill advanced by Kansas House not supported by Governor…and other headlines: February 16, 2017

Governor Brownback says he won’t sign a bill advanced by the Kansas House that would increase personal income taxes to help balance the state budget. While the governor stopped short… Read more »

Senate committee advances proposal to increase income taxes…and other headlines: February 15, 2017

Senate committee advances proposal to increase income taxes…and other headlines: February 15, 2017

A Kansas Senate committee advances a budget-balancing proposal from Democrats to raise $1.2 billion over two years by increasing income taxes. The Assessment and Taxation Committee now forwards a bill… Read more »

New plan to balance budget that doesn’t touch aid to schools…and other headlines: February 14, 2017

New plan to balance budget that doesn’t touch aid to schools…and other headlines: February 14, 2017

Kansas legislators are pushing a new plan to balance the state’s budget without touching aid to public schools after top Republicans saw support for education funding cuts crash. A House… Read more »

Republicans choose Estes to run for seat vacated by Pompeo…and other headlines: February 10, 2017

Republicans choose Estes to run for seat vacated by Pompeo…and other headlines: February 10, 2017

Republicans pick state Treasurer Ron Estes as their nominee for the Kansas congressional seat formerly held by CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Six Republicans were vying for the nomination decided at… Read more »

Kansas men convicted of federal firearms violations spared by judge…and other headlines: February 7, 2016

Kansas men convicted of federal firearms violations spared by judge…and other headlines: February 7, 2016

A federal judge spares two Kansas men convicted of federal firearms violations from prison. He took into account their mistaken belief that a Kansas law can shield anyone owning firearms… Read more »

BOE says restoring state funding keeps student costs down…and other headlines: February 6, 2017

BOE says restoring state funding keeps student costs down…and other headlines: February 6, 2017

The head of Kansas’ governing board of education says restoring state funding for higher education is a structural way to keep college costs down for students. The Kansas Board of… Read more »

Kobach asks lawmakers to pass measures fighting illegal immigration…and other headlines: February 3, 2017

Kobach asks lawmakers to pass measures fighting illegal immigration…and other headlines: February 3, 2017

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is asking the state Legislature to pass two measures aimed at fighting illegal immigration by barring “sanctuary cities” and allowing state troopers to enforce… Read more »

Kansas lawmaker leaves loaded handgun in public committee room…and other headlines: January 27, 2017

Kansas lawmaker leaves loaded handgun in public committee room…and other headlines: January 27, 2017

A Kansas legislator confirms that he left a loaded handgun under a table in a Statehouse committee room that is open to the public. Republican Rep. Willie Dove insists it… Read more »

Special election to fill Pompeo’s vacated seat is set…and other headlines: January 25, 2017

Special election to fill Pompeo’s vacated seat is set…and other headlines: January 25, 2017

Governor Brownback sets a special election for April 11th to fill Mike Pompeo’s former seat in congress. He’s now head of the CIA after getting confirmation from the U.S. Senate…. Read more »

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