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House budget negotiators Republican Troy Waymaster (right) and Democrat Kathy Wolfe Moore. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Friday, June 9th

One of the differences between budget plans relates to state employee raises.

Negotiators for the House and Senate are continuing talks to draft a final version of the spending plan.
Kansas News Service Friday, June 9th

The House approved a budget bill on a 99-23 vote last (THUR) night. The Senate already has approved its own budget legislation. 

Representative Terrell's desk covered in flowers. (Photo from Brandon Whipple)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, June 8th

Terrell was found dead in her hotel room this week.

Secretary of State Kris Kobach speaking to reporters last year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Staff and Wire ... Thursday, June 8th

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has announced he will seek the Republican nomination for governor.

Kansas News Service Wednesday, June 7th

The new law requires the disclosure of information about physician credentials, hospital privileges, and malpractice insurance. 

Republican House Speaker Ron Ryckman supported the veto override, which swayed some other conservative House members. (File photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, June 7th

The vote means the bill will become law despite a veto from the governor.

Governor Brownback signing the veto message. (Photo from the governor's office)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, June 6th

Lawmakers could try to override the veto as soon as Tuesday evening.

The Legislature approved a $1.2 billion tax plan then passed a school funding bill that would add nearly $300 million over two years for public education.
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 6th

Lawmakers worked into the early morning hours to agree on a tax increase to fix the state budget and meet a court mandate on school funding. Governor Sam Brownback responded immediately with a promise to veto the bill.  Brownback said the measure had "many deficiencies" and would hurt the state's economy. 

The Kansas Senate Chamber. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, June 5th

The votes send the bill to the governor for consideration.

Kansas News Service Monday, June 5th

The combination bill would have raised income taxes and funded schools. 

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