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Kansas News Service Wednesday, April 5th

The Kansas House's K-12 Budget Committee remains committed to a $750 million increase in school funding over five years...but that still might not be enough to satisfy the state Supreme Court.

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).

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