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Gov. Brownback Asks For SBA Disaster Declaration

Posted: 05/02/2014 - Gov. Brownback has asked for SBA disaster declaration for Cherokee and adjacent counties hit by the EF2 tornado April 27th. Joint damage assessments by the state of Kansas, SBA and FEMA

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Funds For KU Bioscience Research Rejected

Posted: 05/02/2014 - A tentative deal on a final Kansas budget does not include $2 million to fund an effort for a new bioscience research and development center at the University of Kansas.

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Kansas House, Senate To Vote On Budget

Updated: 05/02/2014 - Kansas senators have approved a budget that completes spending for state agencies for 2015, including bonuses for state workers and funds to shrink a waiting list of disabled people needing health services.

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Roberts To Make Reelection Bid Official Friday

Updated: 05/02/2014 - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts will officially throw his hat into the ring and file the paperwork in his bid for a fourth term in Washington. The 78 year-old will sign the official paperwork at the Statehouse on Friday.

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Moody's Downgrades Kansas Bond Rating

Updated: 05/01/2014 - Moody's Investor Services is reducing the bond rating for the state of Kansas over concerns about the state's sluggish economic recovery compared with other states and issues with long-term financial obligations.

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Kansas Lawmakers Mull New Prairie Chicken Proposal

Updated: 05/01/2014 - Kansas legislative negotiators are considering a new proposal for challenging the federal government's listing of the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species.

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Kansas Legislators Increase Murder Sentences

Posted: 05/01/2014 - Defendants convicted of premeditated first-degree murder in Kansas would face a mandatory life sentence with no chance of parole for at least 50 years under a bill heading to Gov. Sam Brownback.

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GOP Blocks Minimum Wage Bill In Senate

Updated: 04/30/2014 - Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a top legislative and political priority of Democrats, a bill to increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

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Kansas House Panel Approves Budget Bill

Updated: 04/30/2014 - A Kansas House committee has approved a budget bill that includes Gov. Sam Brownback's request for additional funds for social services.

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School Funding $12 Million Less Than Expected

Updated: 04/29/2014 - A school funding plan enacted recently in Kansas is expected to provide $12 million less than previously thought for public school classrooms.

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KDOT Offers Driving Tips For Dust And Smoke

Updated: 04/29/2014 - Recent accidents caused by blowing dust and smoke from burning fields. KDOT reminds drivers to remember that strong winds can quickly change driving conditions for the worse and limiting driver visibility.

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