- Kansas tax collections in April good news after budget plan Updated: May-02-16 6:49 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas reported Monday that its tax collections last month were slightly better than expected, good news for Republican Gov. Sam Brownback after legislators approved a plan dumping most of the work of balancing the budget into his lap.
- Bill would reinstate income taxes on some Kansas businesses Updated: Apr-28-16 4:31 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Three Republican senators have proposed a bill that would reinstate income taxes for more than 330,000 Kansas business owners and farmers in a way to help address the state's budget problems.
- Haley: Feds have left South Carolina in dark on Guantanamo Updated: Apr-28-16 2:02 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Gov. Nikki Haley on Thursday criticized the federal government for keeping her in the dark about plans to potentially transfer Guantanamo detainees to South Carolina, telling a U.S. House panel that she has heard no details about what she says could be detrimental for her state.
- Governor says Kansas pulling out of refugee funding program Updated: Apr-26-16 5:29 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas is withdrawing from the federal government's refugee resettlement program over safety concerns, Gov. Sam Brownback announced Tuesday after taking what could be a largely symbolic action to show displeasure with President Barack Obama's administration.
- Budget woes force Kansas to delay road work, cut colleges Updated: Apr-20-16 9:35 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas plans to delay major highway projects and cut additional spending at state universities, a top aide to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback announced Wednesday, after a new pessimistic fiscal forecast blew a hole in the state's budget.
- The Latest: Kansas governor, top Democrat spar over taxes Updated: Apr-20-16 7:42 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Latest on Kansas' new fiscal forecast (all times local):
- Missouri lawmakers reject Brownback's 'border war' proposal Updated: Apr-20-16 7:36 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers appear uninterested in Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's proposal to reduce the business "border war" between the two states.
- Kansas AG says school funding law fixes constitutional flaws Updated: Apr-16-16 6:33 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Attorney General Derek Schmidt says a law signed by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback last week satisfies the state's constitutional duty to provide equitable funding to public schools.
- Kansas delaying contributions to public employee pensions Updated: Apr-08-16 7:53 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas is delaying roughly $90 million in contributions to pensions for public school and college employees as it wrestles with budget problems and disappointing tax collections.
- 2 tribes, state of Kansas enter into cigarette-sale compacts Updated: Apr-07-16 9:05 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A sign advertising "discount smokes" outside of The Nation Station convenience store on a reservation in northeast Kansas draws Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation members and visitors looking for cheap cigarettes. Inside is a wall lined with Native American-manufactured cigarettes such as Seneca, the store's best-selling brand at $3.77 per pack.
- Control of state courts becomes a top political battleground Updated: Apr-03-16 3:05 pm
ATLANTA - Much attention is being paid to the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy, but equally partisan battles are being waged for control of state courts around the nation.