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Kansas News Service Thursday, January 11th

The latest campaign finance reports in the Kansas governor's race include a few surprises.

Budget Director Shawn Sullivan listens to a question from a lawmaker Wednesday. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, January 10th

Brownback's budget director gave details of the plan to lawmakers Wednesday.

As he continues to await confirmation to a post in the Trump administration, Governor Sam Brownback has given the Kansas Legislature marching orders for the 2018 session.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, January 10th

Brownback is proposing that the state phase in a $600 million increase in spending on its public schools over five years without setting out any details about how he'd pay for the funding hike.   

Governor Brownback at the State of the State speech. (Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, January 9th

Brownback proposed boosting school spending but didn't say how to pay for it.

Governor Sam Brownback delivered his final State of the State address to the Kansas Legislature.
KPR Staff Tuesday, January 9th

Miss the governor's speech?  Here's KPR's coverage of Governor Sam Brownback's State of the State speech, as well as the Democratic response.

The Kansas House chamber. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, January 9th

Some lawmakers say a tax increase is off the table.

The White House said that Brownback is one of dozens of officials who were re-nominated Monday by President Donald Trump. (Photo Credit: KCUR Radio)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, January 9th

Democratic opposition to Brownback’s nomination prompted Senate leaders to postpone a vote on his confirmation.

The Kansas Department for Children and Families  is requesting a $16.5 million budget increase for ch​​ild welfare.
Kansas News Service Tuesday, January 9th

The Department for Children and Families says it needs to hire more social workers to reduce caseloads and more investigators to help find kids who have gone missing from their foster homes.

Representative Steve Alford
Stephen Koranda Monday, January 8th

The lawmaker said African Americans are more susceptible to abusing drugs.

Photo by Stephen Koranda
Stephen Koranda Friday, January 5th

Brownback hopes to be confirmed soon.

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