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  1. Kansas general fundRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Voice For Liberty in Wichita

    "The State General Fund receives the most attention in the budget because it is the largest source of the uncommitted revenue available to the state. It is also the fund to which most general tax receipts are credited.

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  2. Commission and council to meet this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Great Bend Tribune

    The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams, and Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend.

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  3. Department of Revenue recommends no changes to Charitable Gaming ActRead the original story

    Saturday | The Gardner News and The Spring Hill New Era

    Mac Moore KU Statehouse Wire Service The Department of Revenue recommended to the House Committee on Federal and State Affairs on Thursday that no alterations be made to the 2014 Charitable Gaming Act. The Charitable Gaming Act regulates charitable raffle and bingo events.

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  4. Editorial: A proud day for the Kansas HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | The Capital-Journal

    After years of revenue shortfalls, painful cuts and futile "solutions" to our never-ending budget crisis, it looks like the Kansas Legislature is finally ready to move our state toward fiscal stability. Although lawmakers will likely transfer money out of the Unclaimed Property Fund, freeze pension contributions and impose budget cuts to address the $310 million shortfall Kansas faces this year, the passage of House Bill 2178 demonstrates that many of our representatives intend to do what's necessary to extricate the state from its fiscal disaster.

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  5. Kansas House advances tax increases by robust margin after no debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | Hays Daily News

    House Speaker Ron Ryckman, R-Olathe, voted against House Bill 2178. The House approved the bill with no debate with a robust margin.

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  6. Barry Grissom: A better path for Kansas kidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | The Capital-Journal

    Barry Grissom served as U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas from 2010 to 2016 and is a member of Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime & Incarceration. Law enforcement's No.

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  7. Bill would change the way Nebraska's ag land will be evaluatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | North Platte Bulletin

    The bill, LB 338, was proposed by Gov. Pete Ricketts and introduced on his behalf by Sen. Lydia Brasch of Bancroft. The bill is called the Agricultural Evaluation Fairness Act.

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  8. Woman denies claim she scammed elderly man out of $193KRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | KCTV5

    The family of a Johnson County man questions what their dad spent on his girlfriend in the name of love. The man in question is 85 years old.

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  9. Kansas House forwards sex-abuse teacher training bill to SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | The Capital-Journal

    The full House approved a bill Tuesday requiring the Kansas State Board of Education to implement statewide standards for public school teacher training to identify child victims of sexual abuse and to consider standards for student education regarding abuse of a sexual nature. The legislation originally introduced by Rep. Russell Jennings, R-Lakin, was adopted 88-34 with wide bipartisan backing and sent to the Senate.

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  10. After implosion of deal, Senate Tax begins work anew by hearing Brownback planRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | Hays Daily News

    Days after a budget and tax deal fell apart in the Senate, the chamber's tax committee met Monday to begin work anew. But the first option senators considered - Gov. Sam Brownback's tax proposal - received a less-than-enthusiastic response.

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  11. Updated: Lansing inmates would be temporarily relocated if new Kansas prison builtRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | The Hutchinson News, Hutchinson Kansas

    Plans for a new prison at Lansing "absolutely" are not dead, according to Department of Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood, despite a Kansas House Appropriations Committee's vote Monday morning to not include a related proviso in a budget bill for the current fiscal year.

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  12. Kansas Senate wona t kick budget can down road anymoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | The Wichita Eagle

    The state is suffering a $350 million shortfall - and growing. I've received numerous visits, calls and e-mails from constituents asking how we got here.

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  13. As media retreat, municipalities must report on themselvesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 11 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Lawmakers in Kansas have found a brilliant way of dealing with the state's persistently bad economic news: They bury it. Last fall, after the state's Department of Revenue reported a $45 million tax shortfall, a task force was appointed to address the matter.

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  14. Expanding Medicaid in KansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 10 | Voice For Liberty in Wichita

    Expanding Medicaid in Kansas would be costly, undoubtedly more costly than estimated, has an uncertain future, and doesn't provide very good results for those it covers. Providing testimony to the Kansas House Committee on Health and Social Services , Michael Tanner advised legislators, "Medicaid expansion, however, is a risky gamble, that is almost certain to cost more than you are currently budgeting, while providing surprisingly little to the poor in terms of improved access to health care."

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  15. Aggieville favorite, Rustya s Outback, abruptly closes after two decadesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 10 | KSNT-TV Topeka

    "It's definitely one of the most popular bars when you come around," Carrie Pilkington, a K-State student said. "It's always busy especially in the back."

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  16. During tax season, scammers aboundRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 10 | MarketWatch

    Last summer, Cindy Hockenberry decided she'd had it with threatening phone calls claiming she was behind on her taxes. Sometimes the calls were automated.

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  17. BRIEF: Panel's nod to Kan. prisons budget moves it forwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | Hays Daily News

    The Kansas Department of Corrections' budget, shaped by the governor's recommendations, was adopted Wednesday morning by the Senate Ways and Means Committee. TOPEKA -- The Kansas Department of Corrections' budget, shaped by the governor's recommendations, was adopted Wednesday morning by the Senate Ways and Means Committee.

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  18. Panel's nod to Kan. prisons budget moves it forwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 8 | The Hastings Tribune

    The Kansas Department of Corrections' budget, shaped by the governor's recommendations, was adopted Wednesday morning by the Senate Ways and Means Committee.

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  19. Coloradoa s a Amazon taxa inspires Kansas billRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 8 | The Wichita Eagle

    A bill in the Kansas Senate could put pressure on large out-of-state retailers to report how much sales tax is owed on internet purchases. It's inspired, in part, by neighboring Colorado's "Amazon tax" to crack down on missed sales revenue from the spread of online shopping.

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  20. New KS Prison Would Need Less StaffRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 8 | KIXQ-FM Joplin

    The Kansas Department of Corrections is telling legislators it could cut staffing at its largest prison by having a private company build a new facility and lease it to the state. Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood said in a presentation for a Wednesday meeting of a House budget subcommittee that the Lansing prison's staffing could drop to 392 employees from the current 686.

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