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Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Governor Brownback speaking to reporters at the Statehouse Wednesday. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

The tax plan would have rolled back much of the 2012 Kansas tax cut.

A backlog of Medicaid applications worsened at the end of 2015 when an executive order signed by Gov. Sam Brownback went into effect, consolidating all applications within a single KanCare Clearinghouse in Topeka. (photo credit: Kansas News Service)

Thousands of applications for long-term care are hung up in the system, causing problems for both applicants and care providers. 

The letter was sent to industry leaders at the National Ethanol Conference. 

Governor Sam Brownback during the 2017 State of the State address (Photo credit: Andy Marso)

The bipartisan plan had been meant to ​help close projected budget shortfalls totaling nearly $1.1 billion through June 2019.

The measure was attached as an amendment to another bill. 

Senator Pat Roberts wasn't at his Overland Park district office, but members of his staff met with some of the demonstrators.  

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer (Photo credit: Hugo Phan, KMUW-Wichita)

Former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer is running for governor of Kansas. If elected, he'd be the first African-American to hold that job.

Two KU economists examined the issue of "medical divorce," which happens when married couples divorce in order to qualify for Medicaid benefits.

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