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KPR Web Operations Monday, February 13th, 2012

  Photo from antifreezecoolantpro.com WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas elementary school student is honoring the memory of his dog by asking the Kansas Legislature to regulate antifreeze. Wichita 6th grader Aaron Coash says his dog, Nikko, died in January after wandering from home and at some point drinking anti-freeze. KAKE-TV reports that Nikko is one of about 10,000 animals and 1,400 children who die each year from poisoning from anti-freeze, which smells and tastes sweet. Coash and the Humane Society of the United States wrote a bill that asked the state Legislature to require...

KPR Web Operations Monday, February 13th, 2012

KS Lawmakers Resume Debate over Competing Tax Plans TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Legislative committees have scheduled additional hearings this week to consider several plans to cut the Kansas tax rates. Today (MON), House Republicans are expected to introduce their plan to cut individual income tax rates. The plan builds on a proposal from Republican Governor Sam Brownback, but makes modifications in the elimination of tax credits and the state sales tax rate.Senators have hearings planned Tuesday and Wednesday on the governor's plan, which would reduce the number of income tax...

KPR Web Operations Monday, February 13th, 2012

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KPR Web Operations Sunday, February 12th, 2012

    Lawmakers Consider Disaster Fund TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators are modifying a proposal from Governor Sam Brownback's administration to establish a fund covering the state's share of federally declared disasters. Brownback wants to use $12 million from taxes collected each year on insurance premiums to establish what would be a rainy day fund for disasters that cause extensive damage. ==================================== USDA Funds Water Conservation Efforts  GARDEN CITY, Kan...

KPR Web Operations Saturday, February 11th, 2012

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KPR Web Operations Friday, February 10th, 2012

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KPR Web Operations Friday, February 10th, 2012

  ==================================== Governor Brownback Gets Deal on New Congressional District Remap TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Governor Sam Brownback says he's struck a deal with Republican legislative leaders to settle a key issue in congressional redistricting. The deal is likely to result in a plan that helps the state's senior Republican congresswoman. Brownback told The Associated Press on Friday that he wants to keep the northeast Kansas community of Manhattan in the 2nd Congressional District of...

KPR Web Operations Thursday, February 9th, 2012

========================================= Kansas House Approves Bipartisan Redistricting Bill TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas House has approved a bipartisan bill redrawing members' districts so power shifts in the chamber from rural areas to the Kansas City region. The measure, approved on a 109-14 vote today, had the support of Speaker Mike O'Neal, a Hutchinson Republican, and Minority Leader Paul Davis, a Lawrence Democrat. The bill would go to the...

KPR Web Operations Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

============================== Governor Brownback and GOP Leaders Press Need for KS Tax Changes TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Governor Sam Brownback, fellow Republicans and business groups are stepping up their pressure on legislators to make changes to the Kansas income tax code. During a news conference today outside his office, Brownback said the state needs to get its income rates down to stimulate job creation and create more personal income for all residents. The governor wants to reduce the number of income tax brackets from three to two...

KPR Web Operations Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

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