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Irene Hoheusle speaking to the Senate's tax committe. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, May 17th

The plan would impose sales taxes on some services to help eliminate a budget gap.

According to a new Kansas public opinion survey, public dissatisfaction with Governor Sam Brownback declined slightly from last year.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, May 17th

Governor Sam Brownback’s approval rating among Kansans ranks lower than that of President Donald Trump, according to the annual Kansas Speaks survey released Tuesday.

Svaty launched his candidacy Tuesday afternoon at a grain elevator near his hometown of Ellsworth. (Photo: Bryan Thompson)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, May 17th

An Ellsworth County farmer who served in the Kansas House and as state agriculture secretary has announced he's running for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2018.

The Kansas Senate chamber. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, May 16th

Senators started debating a bill that would amend the state's concealed carry law but sent the bill back for more work.

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by Dan Skinner)
Associated Press Tuesday, May 16th

Some state lawmakers are now talking about a more aggressive plan to raise income taxes in order to fix the state buget.

Kansas News Service Monday, May 15th

Kansas lawmakers are hoping to raise a modest amount of money by imposing the state sales tax on certain services.  The plan also promises to reduce the tax of groceries at a later date.

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by J. Schafer)
Staff and Wire ... Monday, May 15th

A smaller than expected school funding bill has advanced in the Kansas House but few believe it will satisfy a court order to adequately fund public schools.

The Kansas Department of Transportation has delayed more than 50 highway projects and reduced spending on road maintenance.
Kansas News Service Monday, May 15th

Kansas lawmakers have diverted billions of dollars from the Department of Transportation in recent years to help balance the state’s budget

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by J. Schafer)
Kansas News Service Friday, May 12th

Kansas lawmakers will have to regroup after failing to pass a tax plan this week.  Lawmakers are under pressure to address two of the session's biggest issues: fund public schools and closing a massive hole in the state budget.

Kansas News Service Thursday, May 11th

A showdown could be looming at the Kansas Statehouse over a new school funding bill.

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