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Kansas News Service Friday, December 29th

The Kansas City-based Women’s Foundation worked with legislators and legal experts to draft suggestions for updating the Kansas Legislature’s sexual harassment policy. 

Kansas News Service Friday, December 29th

The main plan under consideration would have private prison operator CoreCivic build the new facility and then lease it to the state for 20 years. 

Rotunda inside the Kansas Statehouse (Photo by J. Schafer)
Associated Press Friday, December 29th

State lawmakers are looking at ways to prevent sexual harassment at the Kansas Statehouse.  One idea? Mandatory training to better educate lawmakers, staffers and interns about sexual harassment.

Photo by J Schafer
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, December 27th

The finance reports will be one of the first chances to compare how the campaigns are performing.

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
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.  


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