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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is discussing a flat income tax proposal with state lawmakers. (Photo by Dan Skinner)
Associated Press Wednesday, April 5th

Earlier in the session, lawmakers rejected a budget plan from the governor.  Now, they're considering a proposal from the governor for a flat personal income tax.

House Speaker Ron Ryckman. (File photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, April 4th

Lawmakers could leave early unless a tax plan makes progress.

The Kansas Senate chamber. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, April 4th

The proposal would set the state's sole income tax rate at 4.6 percent.

A protest on the University of Kansas campus Tuesday. (Photo by Courtney Bierman)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, April 4th

The House rejected a motion that would have allowed debate on concealed carry issues.

Kansas News Service Monday, April 3rd

The chairman of the K-12 Budget Committee wants a constitutional lawyer to sign off on any plan to be sure it will meet the requirements set forward by the Kansas Supreme Court. 

The Kansas House chamber. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, April 3rd

A procedural move could open the door to amending state concealed carry laws.

Republican Susan Concannon speaking in the House chamber Monday. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Monday, April 3rd

The veto override effort narrowly failed, falling just three votes shy of the needed 84.

A Kansas legislative committee is crafting a bill that would add $150 million a year in new spending for public schools in each of the next five years.
Kansas News Service Monday, April 3rd

Many educators say the proposed funding is far short of what will be considered adequate by the Kansas Supreme Court.    

Kansas lawmakers are moving ahead on a bill to allow lottery ticket vending machines.
Kansas News Service Monday, April 3rd

Supporters say up to $8 million additional dollars from the sale of lottery vending machine tickets would help support mental health services.

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Sunday, April 2nd

There's been lobbying on both sides of the issue leading up to the likely vote.

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