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The Kansas DMV in Mission, Kansas (photo credit: The Kansas City Star)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, December 27th

The ​upgrade is years behind schedule and had been set to go live next week.

A project to migrate Kansas driver records from an aged mainframe to a new system is set to launch Jan. 2, although auditors continue to have concerns about its quality. (Photo Credit: Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, December 26th

Kansas state officials are worried about the progress of a major state information technology project involving the records of nearly 2 million drivers. The program launch is six years behind schedule.

Kansas News Service Friday, December 22nd

Governor Sam Brownback was not among dozens of nominees approved by the U.S. Senate this week. What's more, his name wasn't on a list of nominees to be held over to the 2018 session of Congress.  

2017 Status of State Medicaid Expansion Decisions (map via Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation at KFF.org)
Kansas News Service Friday, December 22nd

David Jordan of the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas is preparing to take the top job at a Hutchinson-based health foundation.

 Kansas Governor Sam Brownback appeared October 4 before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Kansas News Service Thursday, December 21st

Governor Sam Brownback was nominated in July for the position of ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom but he won't likely be confirmed for that position by the U.S. Senate until after the start of the new year.  And now, there's been another hiccup in the nomination.

Kansas News Service Tuesday, December 19th

The state constitution requires Kansas to provide “suitable” funding for schools and has repeatedly lost court cases accusing it of underfunding education.  

Kansas News Service Monday, December 18th

Some lawmakers working ahead of the 2018 session are considering the possibility of a constitutional amendment on school finance.

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by Dan Skinner)
Kansas News Service Monday, December 18th

There could be another stand-off between the Kansas Legislature and the state Supreme Court over school funding this spring. Conservatives were not too pleased in 2005 when the court pressed them for millions more for public education.

A Kansas school bus parked outside the Kansas Statehouse (Photo by Susie Fagen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas Informat... Monday, December 18th

A special joint legislative committee meets this week to discuss how the state should respond to the Kansas Supreme Court's order to increase funding for public schools.

Democratic state Senator Laura Kelly, of Topeka, has filed paperwork ahead of a bid for Kansas governor.
Kansas News Service Friday, December 15th

Kelly says her campaign will target Democrats and moderate Republicans who are displeased with the conduct of the state’s conservative Republican politicians.  

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