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Kansas DCF Head Phyllis Gilmore (Kansas News Service file photo)
Kansas News Service Friday, November 3rd

Phyllis Gilmore has been the target of criticism due to problems that have surfaced in the Kansas foster care system. 

Raney Gilliland, right, director of the Kansas Legislative Research Department, and Shawn Sullivan, Governor Sam Brownback’s budget director, brief the Statehouse media Thursday on the state’s updated revenue projections. (Photo Credit: Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, November 3rd

The group of experts tasked with forecasting how much Kansas will collect in taxes raised their two-year estimate by $225 million after meeting Thursday to examine the performance of the state's economy.

Witnesses, including Kansas Democratic Representative Jim Ward, told senators to avoid  repeating  the Kansas tax experiment at the national level.
Kansas News Service Thursday, November 2nd

A representative of the Kansas state workers’ union told committee members that the Kansas tax cuts sent revenues crashing, forcing dramatic reductions in state government.  

Associated Press Wednesday, November 1st

Kansas tax receipts are looking up.  In October, the state took in nearly $32 million more than anticipated.

Members of the Kansas House and Senate discuss tax issues during a meeting earlier this year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, October 31st

Kansas lawmakers increased taxes, but did that fix the issues?

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback appeared October 4 before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as the nominee to be ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. (Photo Credit: Associated Press)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, October 31st

Senate Democrats say they are concerned about Brownback’s repeal of regulations protecting Kansas state workers from discrimination based on their sexual orientation. They say they are not convinced that he will back protections for LGBT people facing religious persecution abroad. 

Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle and other legislative leaders on Monday recommended the Legislature work with the Kansas City-based Women’s Foundation to update the Legislature’s sexual harassment policy.
Kansas News Service Tuesday, October 31st

After recent allegations about the prevalence of sexual harassment at the Statehouse, Kansas legislative leaders have directed their staff to work with the Kansas City-based Women’s Foundation to update the Legislature’s sexual harassment policy.

Kansas News Service Monday, October 30th

An 11-member committee will be selected to formulate how the legislature will respond to the latest Kansas Supreme Court ruling on school finance.  

A vote in the U.S. Senate is the next step for Governor Sam Brownback's nomination to be ambassador for international religious freedom.  (File Photo / Kansas Public Radio)
Kansas News Service Thursday, October 26th

The U.S. Senate Foreign Affairs Committee approved Brownback’s nomination as the next United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom on a straight party-line vote. 

The four teenagers running for Kansas governor faced questions from students at Lawrence Free State High School during a recent forum.  (Photo by Jim McLean / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, October 25th

So far, four teenagers have announced that they are running for Kansas governor.  What's going on here? These young candidates say mainstream candidates are either ignoring -- or are afraid to tackle -- the issues important to young voters.

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