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Associated Press Monday, April 24th

The Kansas Legislature won't resume its session until May, but some legislative committees will be back in Topeka this week to work on budget issues.

Senator Jerry Moran speaking with Board of Education Chairman Jim Porter. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Sunday, April 23rd

Officials shared concerns with Senator Jerry Moran.

Budget Director Shawn Sullivan speaking to reporters Thursday. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, April 20th

Lawmakers still need to eliminate a deficit approaching $900 million.

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, April 19th

The revenue forecast is used by lawmakers when they write the budget.

KCC Commissioners Shari Feist Albrecht, Pat Apple and Jay Scott Emler. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, April 19th

Regulators said the proposal was simply "too risky."

Democrat Jay Sidie lost his campaign against incumbent third district Congressman Kevin Yoder in 2016. (Photo: KCUR Radio)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, April 19th

Sidie, a Johnson County businessman, says he wants to build on recent Democratic gains elsewhere as he challenges Yoder again.

 State Sen. Jake LaTurner was announced Tuesday as Gov. Sam Brownback's pick to succeed Ron Estes as state treasurer. LaTurner, of Pittsburg, has served in the Kansas Senate since 2013. At left is his wife, Suzanne. (photo credit: Jim McLean/Kansas News Service)
Jim McLean Tuesday, April 18th

Jake LaTurner is replacing Ron Estes, who recently won the special election in the Kansas 4th Congressional District.

Several hundred people turned out Monday night to protest the possible closure of St. Francis Health in Topeka. (Photo: Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, April 18th

Governor Sam Brownback recently vetoed a Medicaid expansion bill that could have provided St. Francis with an additional $10 million a year.

The possible closure of more Kansas hospitals – including St. Francis in Topeka – may help supporters of Medicaid expansion overcome Governor Sam Brownback’s opposition. ​
Kansas News Service Monday, April 17th

Supporters say Medicaid expansion would extend health coverage to an additional 180,000 Kansans.  

Kansas News Service Thursday, April 13th

The money would help districts pay senior teachers for mentoring younger ones. 

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