Kansas Government Newswire

Kansas Government Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Kansas Government.

Results 1 - 20 of 292 in Kansas Government

  1. Kansas officials await figures on tax collections for AugustRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | KSNT-TV Topeka

    The report due Tuesday from the Department of Revenue is coming a little more than a month after Gov. Sam Brownback's budget director announced $63 million in adjustments to the state's $15.4 billion budget to lessen the chances of a deficit. The state finished its 2015 fiscal year on June 30 with tax collections $26 million short of expectations, and collections fell another $5.4 million short in July.


  2. Commission OKs - clean' county auditRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | Great Bend Tribune

    Landfill officials are seeking KDHE approval for a permit modification to expand permitted airspace to extend the life of the Landfill and the agency requires that the permit modification meets these requirements, said Landfill Director Phil Hathcock.


  3. Commission weighs four candidates with diverse backgrounds for county managerRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

    A Desert Storm veteran who was awarded a Bronze Star, a former Wichita deputy police chief, an Illinois county official and a human services director are all hoping to be the next Sedgwick County manager. County commissioners could decide as early as Wednesday who they will hire for the highest non-elected position in county government.


  4. Kansas tax amnesty program deadline is Oct. 15Read the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

    The state's giving Get Out of Jail Free cards to Kansans who pay their back taxes by Oct. 15. Tuesday marks the first day of a six-week tax amnesty program that waives all interest and penalties for unpaid taxes. The Legislature approved the tax amnesty program in hopes of raising $30 million.


  5. KDOR moving release day of its monthly report; report to include more sources of revenueRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

    The Kansas Department of Revenue is moving the release of its monthly revenue report to the first of the month, meaning the numbers will now probably come out sometime Tuesday afternoon. It's a change from the longstanding practice of releasing the report on the last business day of the month.


  6. Amnesty program for delinquent Missouri taxpayers to beginRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The Wichita Eagle

    Hundreds of thousands of delinquent Missouri taxpayers will get the chance to pay back taxes without penalties or interest as part of a temporary amnesty program that's expected to bring in about $75 million. The program, which begins Tuesday and runs through Nov. 30, has the potential to be one of the most high-impact measures passed by lawmakers in the most recent session.


  7. Attorneys for Kansas judge, state spar over policy changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Norwalk Citizen News

    Kansas legislators are attacking the independence of the state's courts by imposing an administrative policy on them and attempting to tie the judiciary's entire budget to preserving it, an attorney for a judge argued Friday during a court hearing. District Judge Larry Solomon of Kingman County is challenging a 2014 law that says judges in each of the state's 31 judicial districts pick their chief judges, taking that power from the Kansas Supreme Court .


  8. County treasurer: Computer problems seem to be fixedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | The Capital-Journal

    A solution to computer problems at the Shawnee County Treasurer's Office seems to have passed the test, Treasurer Larry Mah said Friday afternoon. As of 3:45 p.m., Mah said, the main office at the Shawnee County Courthouse had handled about 550 people, and average wait times had been less than 20 minutes.


  9. Treasurer: Things running smoothly for nowRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | The Capital-Journal

    Although the Shawnee County Treasurer's office had processed more than 250 motor vehicle customers since it opened its doors Friday, things were running smoothly and the wait time as of 10:45 a.m. was only about five minutes. "The annex is empty," Mah said via telephone Friday morning about the Shawnee County Motor Vehicle Annex on S.W. 17th Street.


  10. Hillary's Running Mate Should Be Kathleen SebeliusRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Daily Kos

    During the 2004 election, Sebelius was named as a potential running mate for John Kerry.[21] In the aftermath of Kerry's defeat, some pundits named Sebelius as a potential candidate for the Democratic nomination for President in 2008.[22] As of 2004, 50% of Kansas voters were registered Republicans, compared to 27% as registered Democrats.[30] Sebelius, nevertheless, won re-election defeating him 57%-41%.


  11. Topeka lawmaker, public worker emails linked to adultery site Ashley MadisonRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 27 | The Hutchinson News, Hutchinson Kansas

    A hacked database links an email address used by Topeka Democratic lawmaker Harold Lane to an online marital infidelity business that helps customers engage in affairs.


  12. Kansas offers tax amensty programRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | KAKE

    "This is a limited time offer but it is a way to help them get out of tax debt with the state," said Jeannine Koranda, Director of Communications at the Kansas Department of Revenue. The state will waive penalties and interest assessed by the state for unpaid taxes, if the tax debt for an approved application is paid in full between that period.


  13. Treasurer warns that his office could see 'total chaos' this coming FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | The Capital-Journal

    Warning of the possibility that computer problems could cause "total chaos" Friday in his office, Treasurer Larry Mah encouraged vehicle owners seeking to renew their registrations this week to come to his office between Monday and Thursday. Mah told county commissioners at their Monday morning meeting that on each of the past two Friday afternoons, the computer system the county uses to arrange with the Kansas Department of Revenue to renew those registrations became very slow, then "kicked us off" and refused to complete transactions.


  14. 13-Year-Old Shot in Head, Police in Standoff with SuspectRead the original story

    Friday Aug 21 | KTUL-TV Tulsa

    A man wanted for the July death of a 10-month-old Owasso girl has been arrested in Kansas. Owasso Police Chief Scott Chambless says the suspect was arrested Thursday in Hutchinson, Kansas.


  15. Northeast Kansas Most WantedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | KSNT-TV Topeka

    A man wanted for aggravated burglary and theft is on the Northeast Kansas Most Wanted list. The Kansas Department of Corrections needs your help to find 26 year-old Chad Duane Amack.


  16. Kansas launching tax amnesty program aimed at scoring $30 million in revenueRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | The Capital-Journal

    Kansas' revenue department set down ground rules Friday for a state tax amnesty program presented to lawmakers amid a deficit crisis as a strategy capable of luring $30 million. Tax dodgers can avoid penalties and interest on unpaid taxes under the program managed by the Kansas Department of Revenue.


  17. Man wanted in Salina for allegedly beating, kidnapping girlfriendRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | KAKE

    Salina police said a woman in her early 20s told officers she was arguing with her boyfriend, 26-year-old Jose Robles, when he hit her in the head multiple times with a handgun. The woman said Robles then forced her into his vehicle and drove her to several locations.


  18. Ten years ago, Roeland Park stood ready to take in evacuees from Hurricane KatrinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | Prairie Village Post

    Ten years ago Roeland Park nearly became a central point in the evacuation effort from Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Steve Petrehn was a relative new mayor of the city back in 2005.


  19. Get off the couch, CSI comes to life through the TPD Citizens AcademyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | WIBW-TV Topeka

    Another round of storms to develop this afternoon with the possibility of severe weather. Hail and wind will be the main threat although a tornado can't be completely ruled out.


  20. State prisons dealing with correction officer shortageRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | KAKE

    Staffing shortages at prisons all over Kansas means guards are working a lot of overtime. It also means a lot of job openings for those interested in being a correctional officer.