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The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, March 22nd

The Senate budget plan would restore some, but not all, of the cuts made to higher education last year.

The new school funding plan in Kansas is similar to the formula that lawmakers discarded two years ago in favor of a block grant system.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, March 22nd

The proposal would set a funding amount for each student then add extra resources for students with special needs.

​Supporters of Medicaid expansion testified Monday in support of the bill to allow more than 150,000 low-income Kansans to access health care.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, March 22nd

Opponents of Medicaid expansion in Kansas pushed back Tuesday against a bill that would expand KanCare, the state’s Medicaid program.

The University of Kansas campus. (Photo by J Schafer)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, March 21st

With a tight state budget, it looks unlikely lawmakers will reverse cuts to higher education.

The Kansas Department of Children and Families administers the state's foster care system.
Kansas News Service Tuesday, March 21st

Testimony has indicated that people are struggling to get the foster care information they need from the Department for Children and Families. 

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, March 21st

The proposals would create a single income tax rate for Kansas.

Jim McLean Monday, March 20th

Supporters of expanding Medicaid in Kansas say the state would cover its costs and even have cash to spare, after federal funding and savings are taken into account.

The top three members of the committee during a meeting last week. From left to right are Republican Rick Billinger, Republican Carolyn McGinn and Democrat Laura Kelly. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, March 20th

The proposal would give almost all state workers a 2 percent pay raise.

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Sunday, March 19th

The governor's budget assumes millions of dollars in savings that might not materialize.

Senator Anthony Hensley at an event last week. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Friday, March 17th

The comments equated Planned Parenthood to the concentration camp Dachau.

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