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Kansas Senate advances energy, elections, gambling proposals
May 14, 2015
The Kansas Senate approved bills Wednesday to change the date of local elections and give legislators some say over emissions controls for power plants as one of its committees approved a proposal for reviving a Kansas City-area dog and horse racing park.
Union Pacific plans to spend $120 million on Kansas rail
May 13, 2015
Union Pacific says it plans to spend about $120 million this year in Kansas to improve the state’s rail infrastructure.
Fort Riley adjusts entry procedures after I-70 traffic jam
May 13, 2015
Fort Riley officials say they have adjusted entry procedures at the base after increased security measures clogged Interstate 70 earlier this week.
Kansas officials to urge schools to teach financial literacy
May 13, 2015
Kansas legislators and State Board of Education members are launching a campaign to encourage public schools to teach students financial literacy.
Kansas legislators considering tax fixes to fill shortfall
May 13, 2015
Kansas legislators are continuing to discuss proposals to raise taxes to fill a projected budget shortfall as the end of their annual session nears.
Kansas legislators agree on local elections compromise
May 12, 2015
Kansas legislators have agreed to move local elections to the fall in odd-numbered years.
Brownback makes appointments to commissions, boards
May 12, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has announced new appointments to four state boards and commissions.
Widespread rains boost Kansas crops
May 12, 2015
Widespread rains helped boost farm crops and replenish soil moisture across Kansas.
Kansas House panel to consider consumption tax increases
May 12, 2015
A Kansas House panel is preparing to debate proposals to increase the state’s sales, gasoline and cigarette taxes.
Kansas House panel passes bill to end business tax break
May 12, 2015
Kansas would repeal tax break championed by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback under a bill that cleared a legislative committee Monday with bipartisan support, as members worked on a package of tax increases to erase a projected budget deficit.
Time running out for Uber compromise, Kansas senator says
May 11, 2015
A Kansas state senator says time is running out for ride-hailing company Uber to come to a compromise with the Legislature over regulations.
Kansas lawmakers must finish this week to avoid overtime
May 11, 2015
Kansas legislators must wrap up their business for the year within a week to avoid having their annual 90-day session go into overtime.
Government groups work across state lines in Kansas City
May 11, 2015
The four largest government units in the Kansas City metropolitan area are working together to address issues impacting the region on both sides of the Kansas/Missouri state line.
Kansas GOP touts school funding law; districts look to cut
May 10, 2015
Public school districts across Kansas are cutting programs, shedding jobs, ending the school year early and blaming it on the state’s new school funding law, even as the conservatives who advocated it tout the changes as a generous step forward for education.
Kansas’ broad marijuana bill attracts bulk of GOP votes
May 10, 2015
Supporters of a broad bill that would ease marijuana laws wending its way through the Kansas Legislature claim it’s a narrow enough set of reforms that conservative Republicans can vote for and demonstrates a shift in the long-running discussion.
Kansas City Connection: Eating recommendations for moms (and everyone else)
May 10, 2015
Recommending a few Kansas City eating spots moms would like.
Kansas House passes bill legalizing fantasy sports
May 7, 2015
The Kansas House has passed a bill that would define fantasy sports as a legal activity.
Wichita says pot ordinance should be stayed till court rules
May 7, 2015
Wichita is asking the state’s highest court to let the Sedgwick County District Court decide first whether a voter-approved ordinance lessening criminal penalties for marijuana possession is legal.
Storms leave damage across 6 Kansas counties
May 7, 2015
Storms that packed at least nine confirmed tornadoes, hail and heavy rain left behind damage in Kansas counties but no fatalities or major injuries.
Emporia State names Vietti as interim president
May 6, 2015
Emporia State University has named a retired community college president to serve as its interim president.