Archive for Sunday, May 6, 2007

Statehouse briefing: Will Sebelius sign official English bill?

May 6, 2007

Here are today's headlines from Kansas government:

(AP) Official English on Sebelius' desk: Most legislation dealing with illegal immigration failed this year, but a bill making English the state's official language passed and has received a tepid reception from Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.

(LJW) KPERS change approved: It wasn't a sexy topic, but one of the major pieces of work in the just-completed legislative session will bring a substantial change to the state's public employee pension system.

(LJW) Lawmakers question KU Hospital board appointments: If this were poker, it would be a stacking-the-deck controversy. Questions are swirling at the Statehouse whether Kansas University Provost Richard Lariviere has been illegally appointed to serve on the KU Hospital Authority Board during a time when the board is wading into controversial negotiations regarding a proposed affiliation between KU Medical Center and St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

(6News Lawrence) Praeger issues warning: Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger is urging Medicare beneficiaries and their families to be aware of a new Medicare phone scam.

(Harris News Service) Rural economic development to be pursued: The Legislature adjourned this week without much discussion of the administration's plan for new rural opportunity zones, but Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said she'd put them "right back on the table" next session.

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