Archive for Thursday, April 12, 2007

Statehouse briefing: Kansas may have to offset loss of Medicaid dollars

April 12, 2007

Here are today's headlines from Kansas government:

(Kansas Health Institute News Service) Budget amendment needed for special ed programs: Officials are putting together a governor's budget amendment they say is needed to offset the loss of million of dollars in federal Medicaid payments to fund special education programs.

(6 News Lawrence) Sebelius wants legal questions on gambling resolved: Governor Sebelius doesn't want to wait for opponents to challenge a new law she signed today to expand gambling.

(LJW) Casinos, slots coming to Kansas: A Las Vegas-style casino-resort 30 minutes from downtown Lawrence could become a reality under historic legislation approved Wednesday by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.

(LJW) KUMC faces possible probe: Kansas University Medical Center, which has been under the legislative microscope all year for its proposed affiliation with a Missouri-based hospital system, may face further examination.

(LJW) Regents make maintenance pitch: Hoping to prompt the Legislature into funding $663 million worth of repairs at state universities, the Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday appealed to lawmakers' political instincts.

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