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Governor Brownback signs the welfare bill into law. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 14:55

The regulations have been signed into law, but they also need to comply with federal rules.

Photo by Stephen Koranda
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 14:47

The Concensus Revenue Estimating Group will compile a new projection for Kansas tax collections.

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 12:24

The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame in Bonner Springs will be back open for business this weekend.

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 10:57

Governor Brownback signed a bill authorizing $1 billion in bonds to help fund the state's pension system.

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 10:51

A Topeka man is headed to prison for two decades for his involvement in the death of a Lawrence man.

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 10:45

The Kansas Board of Education has decided to delay taking action on a policy that would expand the number of unlicensed teachers allowed to teach in Kansas public schools.

Here's a summary of the day's AP news headlines for our area, mostly Kansas.
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 10:21

Here's a summary of the day's news headlines from the Associated Press, compiled here by the KPR News Team.

Kansas Department for Children and Families Secretary Phyllis Gilmore looks on as Governor Sam Brownback discusses a welfare reform measure that will take effect July 1.  (Photo by Dave Ranney, KHI News Service)
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 09:52

Kansas has a new law that reduces the amount of time poor residents can receive cash assistance from the state.  The law also makes several other changes to the state's welfare system.  Critics say the changes are mean-spirited and punitive.

(Photo by Jim McLean, KHI News Service)
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 18:14

Critics of the measure say the new rules are mean-spirited, but the Brownback Administration says they're just a part of a plan to move families out of poverty. 

CASA = Court Appointed Special Advocates, trained volunteers who act as a child's voice in court.
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 16:13

CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates - help abused and neglected children caught up in the Kansas court system, through no fault of their own.  CASA chapters across the state are actively recruiting new volunteers during April, Child Abuse Prevention Month, to look out for the thousands of Kansas kids who need an advocate in court.

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