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Stephen Koranda Thursday, April 28th, 2011

The Kansas House has rejected an attempt to challenge a proposed state-owned casino south of Wichita. The resolution would have directed the attorney general to file a lawsuit against the Racing and Gaming Commission over the group’s decision to allow a casino near Mulvane. Opponents of the lawsuit said it would send a negative message to companies looking to locate in Kansas. Representative Judith Loganbill is a Democrat from Wichita.Some critics of the casino plan say the commission jumped the gun by awarding the contract to Iowa-based Peninsula Gaming. That company is under investigation...

Stephen Koranda Thursday, April 28th, 2011

A northeast Kansas state lawmaker has died. Republican Representative Rocky Fund of Hoyt passed away today (THUR) at a hospice facility. Speaker Mike O'Neal of Hutchinson informed his colleagues on the House floor.Fund represented Jackson County and part of northeast Shawnee County. He was first elected to the House in 2006.

Stephen Koranda Thursday, April 28th, 2011

The Kansas House has rejected an attempt to challenge a proposed state-owned casino south of Wichita. The resolution would have directed the attorney general to file a lawsuit against the Racing and Gaming Commission over the group’s decision to allow a casino near Mulvane. Opponents of the lawsuit said it would send a negative message to companies looking to locate in Kansas. Judith Loganbill is a Democrat from Wichita. Some critics of the casino plan say the commission jumped the gun by awarding the contract to Iowa-based Peninsula Gaming. That company is under investigation for allegedly...

Stephen Koranda Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

The Kansas Senate has approved a bill that will put new regulations on abortion clinics in the state. The legislation would also require inspections two times per year for the clinics. KPR’s Stephen Koranda has more on the debate.

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Stephen Koranda Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Hundreds of advocates rallied at the Statehouse today (WED) to urge lawmakers to increase funding for programs for the developmentally disabled. Tom Laing (lang) is the executive director of InterHab, a group that advocates on behalf of disabled Kansans. He's hoping the rally will encourage legislators to restore funding cut from social service programs in recent years.Laing says budget proposals in the Statehouse would add funding to reduce waiting lists for some services, but cut state dollars from other programs for the disabled.

Stephen Koranda Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

The House Appropriations Committee today (WED) opened hearings on a bill to increase the number of engineering graduates in Kansas. The legislation would provide state funding to help universities grow their engineering programs. The bill has passed the Senate but previously stalled in the House. Ed McKechnie (muh-KECK-nee) is vice chair of the Kansas Board of Regents. He told the committee that engineering firms in the state have trouble finding qualified workers. The goal is to boost the state economy by growing engineering firms and attracting new firms to the state. Some lawmakers...

Stephen Koranda Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Lawmakers are retuning to Topeka today, (WED) to start wrapping up the 2011 legislative session. There are several high-profile issues still on the table. As KPR’s Stephen Koranda reports, lawmakers hope to finalize legislation aimed at fixing problems in the public employee retirement plan.

Stephen Koranda Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Kansans will be rallying at the Statehouse today (WED) to raise awareness of issues facing the developmentally disabled. Matt Fletcher is the associate director at InterHab, a group that advocates on behalf of the disabled. He says since 1996, waiting lists for services have grown, to the point where 4500 Kansans are now on waiting lists for services.Fletcher says the rally is aimed at getting the attention of lawmakers and reversing funding cuts from recent years.

Stephen Koranda Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Lawmakers are set to return to the Statehouse tomorrow (WED) to start wrapping up the 2011 legislative session. Anthony Hensley, of Topeka, is the top Democrat in the Senate. He believes one of the biggest issues lawmakers need to tackle is a deficit in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, or KPERS. Hensley says there are thousands of working and retired Kansans who rely on KPERS.The system faces a multibillion dollar deficit over the coming decades. A Senate plan would have employers and workers paying more into KPERS. A House proposal would focus on moving workers out of the...

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