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Senator Carolyn McGinn (center) speaking with other Senators. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, March 28th

The proposal would amend the budget for the current fiscal year ending in June.

Kansas News Service Tuesday, March 28th

The Kansas House and Senate could try to override a veto, but right now, the votes aren't there.   

Republican Representative Troy Waymaster speaking with Democratic Representative Kathy Wolfe Moore. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, March 28th

A Kansas House committee decided not to add pay hikes for state employees to its budget proposal.  Some state workers haven't had a pay raise for 10 years.

Sister Loretta Jasper cut the ribbon on the Neighbor to Neighbor drop-in center on Cedar Street in Abilene, Kansas in February. (Photo credit: Bryan Thompson)
Bryan Thompson Tuesday, March 28th

Loneliness and isolation aren't just social problems. They can also cause serious physical and mental health issues. That's why the Neighbor to Neighbor drop-in center is offering a place to meet and connect.   

The bill would expand KanCare, the state’s privatized Medicaid program, to cover about 180,000 additional, low-income Kansans.
Kansas News Service Tuesday, March 28th

The bill passed 25-13 in a first-round Senate vote Monday. A final vote is expected later today (TUE).  

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Tuesday, March 28th

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

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, March 27th

The proposal would bring the charges in line with drug possession.

Both chambers of the state Legislature are trying to find ways to address a huge budget deficit. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, March 27th

The Senate budget plan is now more than $400 million in the red for next fiscal year. 

Kansas lawmakers are under a court order to create a new plan that adequately funds public schools.  (Photo by J. Schafer)
Kansas News Service Monday, March 27th

Work is underway in Topeka to craft a new plan to adequately fund public schools.  The Kansas Supreme Court gave the Legislature until June 30th to create such a plan.  

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press.
Associated Press Monday, March 27th

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

New figures show Kansas gained more than 5,000 jobs in February.
Kansas Informat... Monday, March 27th

The Kansas Department of Labor has released its employment report for the month of February

Several former KU and K-State coaches are participating in the tournament.
Greg Echlin Monday, March 27th

The 2017 NCAA Tournament “Final Four” begins  Saturday, April 1.  

The USDA says the public health risk from avian influenza is low.
Harvest Public Media Monday, March 27th

The USDA says it has not found the disease among birds in the U.S. but is possible that wild birds could bring the deadly virus over from China.   

Associated Press Sunday, March 26th

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

Kaye McIntyre Sunday, March 26th

Michigan truckers and farmers plan to haul hay to help victims of a Kansas wildfire, which burned more than 1,000 square miles. The hay will be hauled more than 1,000 miles to Kansas next Friday. 

Associated Press Saturday, March 25th

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

Associated Press Friday, March 24th

Salaries for Kansas judicial employees may be getting a boost.  A committee in the Kansas Legislature is expected to vote Monday on a plan to increase pay for judges and other court system workers by as much as 22 percent.

Associated Press Friday, March 24th

Will Kansas farmers start growing hemp again?  Maybe.  State lawmakers are considering the idea and moving legislation forward.

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by Dan Skinner)
Kansas News Service Friday, March 24th

Kansas lawmakers took one step closer to expanding Medicaid this week when a Senate committee advanced an expansion bill to the full chamber. But will it matter, since the governor is still against the idea?

The University of Kansas campus. (Photo by J Schafer)
Stephen Koranda Friday, March 24th

The plan would restore some, but not all, of the higher education cuts made last year.

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