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Governor Sam Brownback speaking earlier this year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, April 5th

A new proposal could be made public as soon as Wednesday

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.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Wednesday, April 5th

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

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.

Associated Press Tuesday, April 4th

The Topeka-based retailer will be closing nearly 400 stores nationwide. 

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.

Here's what's happening in our area, according to staff and AP wire reports.
Associated Press Tuesday, April 4th

Here's what's happening in Kansas.

Laura Lorson Tuesday, April 4th

Nikki Giovanni is a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech University. Among her many honors, she is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, several NAACP Image Awards, the Rosa Parks Women of Courage Award, the Langston Hughes Award and the Maya Angelou Lifetime Achievement Award. She'll speak at the University of Kansas tonight (TUE).

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.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Monday, April 3rd

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

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.

KU guard Frank Mason III.  The Jayhawks were eliminated in the Elite Eight by Oregon but players and coaches continue to win awards, including Mason.
Greg Echlin Monday, April 3rd

Frank Mason III led the Big 12 in scoring, averaging nearly 21 points per game.

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.

Associated Press Sunday, April 2nd

Here's a summary of Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

Associated Press Saturday, April 1st

Kansas State Fair board members are considering a master plan that would eliminate the century-old racetrack.  The master plan also includes a permanent stage for entertainment and a new area for demolition derbies and tractor pulls.

Associated Press Saturday, April 1st

Here's a summary of Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

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