2 committees back to work on budget issues…and other headlines: April 25, 2017

Two Kansas legislative committees are resuming their work on budget issues this week before all lawmakers return to the Statehouse. The House Appropriations and Senate Ways and Means ... Continue Reading →

KS farmers faring better than expected…and other headlines: April 24, 2017

The latest farm loan delinquency numbers show Kansas farmers are faring better than many had feared as spring planting gets underway. The Farm Service Agency says its direct loan delinquencies ... Continue Reading →

Kansas fiscal outlook a tad bit better…and more headlines: April 21, 2017

The state budget picture is a bit better now that officials and university economists are out with a new fiscal forecast. The new figures call for $156 million more in tax collections ... Continue Reading →

Headlines from around the region and the state…April 3, 2017

A survey finds serious morale problems among faculty and staff at the University of Kansas. The results of a “climate” survey on the Lawrence and Edwards campuses found ... Continue Reading →

Kansas farmers and ranchers get tax break to rebuild fencing after wildfires…and other headlines: March 23, 2017

Folks in Kansas are getting a sales tax break to rebuild fences on agricultural land after the biggest wildfire in state history burned through more than 1,000 square miles. Gov. Sam ... Continue Reading →

Lawmakers moving toward school funding plan…and other headlines: March 22, 2017

Kansas legislators are moving back toward distributing state dollars to public schools through a complicated per-student formula like one they junked two years ago. A special House ... Continue Reading →

Proposed raise for state employees being considered by lawmakers…and other headlines: March 21, 2017

State legislators are advancing a proposal to give most state employees a 2 percent pay raise even as they wrestle with serious budget problems that are likely to force a big tax increase. ... Continue Reading →

Fatal accident near Grainfield…and other headlines: March 20, 2017

A Colorado man is dead after driving the wrong way on I-70 just east of Grainfield, crashing head-on into a semi. His Kia Sportage burst into flames and he was ejected in the crash. ... Continue Reading →

Men face more charges in planned Garden City attack…and other headlines: March 17, 2017

The three men accused of planning an attack on Somali immigrants in Garden City face more federal charges. A revised indictment still accuses them of gun charges, but now adds conspiracy ... Continue Reading →

Budget talks continue in the state legislature…and other headlines: March 16, 2017

A top Republican legislator in Kansas is promising to push to cut spending to help fix the state’s serious budget problems. Meanwhile, a state agency warned lawmakers yesterday ... Continue Reading →
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