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The Kansas Senate chamber. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

The spending plan is unbalanced, requiring a tax increase or scaling back spending.

The Kansas House chamber. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

The bill says women seeking an abortion in Kansas must receive more information.

Members of the Kansas House meeting last year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

The resolution calls pornography a public health hazard.

Kansas lawmakers are trying to craft a new funding formula that will satisfy a court order to adequately fund public schools.

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.


Running for Congress (left to right): Republican Ron Estes, Libertarian Chris Rockhold and Democrat James Thompson.

Three candidates for 4th congressional district seat in south-central Kansas appeared at a forum in Wichita Tuesday night. The candidates touched on a number of issues, including immigration.

The annual rankings compare death rates, quality of life, health habits and access to care in Kansas.

The two counties at the bottom of Kansas’ health rankings also share high rates of poverty.

KPR's talking points about station's $200,000 budget cut. (Photo by J. Schafer)

The University of Kansas is making a permanent $200,000 reduction to KPR's direct university cash support, starting in FY 2018. It is, by far, the largest budget cut in station history, representing about 41 percent of the annual cash funding KPR receives from KU.

Senator Carolyn McGinn (center) speaking with other Senators. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

The proposal would amend the budget for the current fiscal year ending in June.

The Kansas House and Senate could try to override a veto, but right now, the votes aren't there. 

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