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  • Kansas officials boost revenue estimates by $178M 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:22 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas officials projected Thursday that the state will collect nearly $178 million more in revenues than previously thought through June 2015, brightening its short-term budget picture.

  • Holder: Hate crimes 'an affront to who we are' 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:15 pm
  • OVERLAND PARK, Kansas - All Americans stand with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday, adding that hate crimes are "an affront" to the nation.

  • Former Kansas social services chief Harder dies 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:05 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Robert C. Harder, a former Kansas legislator who helped create the agency that became the state Department for Children and Families, has died from a brain tumor, his family said. He was 84.

  • Praeger, Kansas groups urge health compact veto 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:47 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger and several health care organizations urged Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday to veto legislation that would allow Kansas to join a multistate health care compact.

  • Kansas officials developing 50-year water plan 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:40 pm
  • MANHATTAN, Kansas - A 50-year plan for managing water in Kansas is likely to include regional conservation rules and greater use of the Missouri River for the state's residents, officials working on the proposal said Friday.

  • New Kansas revenue projections on horizon 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:41 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Legislative leaders offered differing views Thursday of what upcoming state revenue projections for the fiscal year that starts July 1 may look like, but agreed that the state faces challenges.

  • Kansas GOP leader defends plan on teacher tenure 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 9:17 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - A top Kansas Republican sought Wednesday to quell criticism of a proposal to eliminate tenure for public school teachers approved by the Legislature as part of a court-mandated school funding plan, suggesting the anti-tenure measure is not as harsh as portrayed.

  • Kansas lawmakers approve plan for health compact 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 11:30 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - A bill that would bring Kansas into a compact with other states hoping to become exempt from the federal health care overhaul won final legislative approval Friday night.

  • Bill would extend ban on Kansas Medicaid expansion 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 10:40 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - The Republican-dominated Kansas Legislature has passed a bill to keep a ban in place indefinitely on expanding the state's Medicaid program under the federal health care overhaul.

  • Kobach urges tough Kansas bill on prairie chickens 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 8:16 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Secretary of State Kris Kobach pushed Kansas legislators Wednesday for an aggressive response to the U.S. government's designation of the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species, criticizing a committee for rejecting proposals to punish federal employees attempting to manage the bird's population.

  • Kansas residents rush to beat health care deadline 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 7:31 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Consumers and health care counselors struggled through problems with the federal government's online health insurance marketplace amid a crush of late requests for help in meeting Monday's deadline to sign up for coverage.

  • Kansas school funding solution proves elusive 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 11:49 am
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - It would seem a simple task. Write a check for $129 million and satisfy a Kansas Supreme Court ruling regarding the constitutionality of school funding.

  • Feds list lesser prairie chicken as threatened 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 6:20 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Obama administration said Thursday it is placing a grassland grouse known as the lesser prairie chicken on a list of threatened species, a move that could affect oil and gas drilling, wind farms and other activities in five central and southwestern states.

  • Kansas governor decries prairie chicken decision 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 6:16 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback criticized the federal government's decision to add the lesser prairie chicken to its list of threatened species Thursday as an "overreach," and a spokeswoman said his office is considering a lawsuit.

  • Kansas lawmakers approve expansion of no-call law 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 7:11 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators have given final approval to a bill adding cellphone numbers to the state's no-call law for telephone solicitors.