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Shawnee County Courthouse (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Wednesday, September 2nd

Funding for the entire Kansas court system is now in jeopardy.  A Shawnee County District Court judge has struck down a law related to the way chief judges are selected.  But that law was tied to other legislation stating that all funding for the judicial branch would be stripped away if the first law was struck down.
 

Doug Bonney, with the ACLU of Kansas. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Wednesday, September 2nd

A public hearing gave opponents and supporters a chance to offer opinions on the proposal.

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Wednesday, September 2nd

Officials are testing for the presence of a chemical that's commonly used by dry cleaners. 

Wednesday, September 2nd

The sites will move goods between railcars and trucks.

Wednesday, September 2nd

Here's a summary of the day's Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press.

Budget Director Shawn Sullivan (left) and Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan explain the August numbers. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Tuesday, September 1st

The state's tax collections were down $30 million below estimates. When adding in other budget adjustments and revenues, the shortfall stands at $6.4 million for August.

Tuesday, September 1st

Prosecutors say a southeast Kansas priest stole nearly $151,000 from his two parishes and the Catholic Diocese to fund his gambling habit.  Father Thomas H. Leland has been charged with bank fraud.

Tuesday, September 1st

George Hansen has asked Governor Brownback not to submit his appointment to the state Senate for confirmation.

Tuesday, September 1st

Here's a summary of the day's Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press.

Tuesday, September 1st

State officials will soon know whether last month's tax collections line up with expectations. In general, Kansas tax revenues have been falling for the past few years, largely as a result of tax cuts.

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