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Iowa Senate Candidate Fires Off Rounds In New Ad

Posted: 05/05/2014 - Iowa GOP candidate Joni Ernst is continuing to mix things up in her Senate bid with the release of another nontraditional ad, this time showing off her motorcycle-riding and shooting skills.

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Kansas Governor Plans Motorcycle Rally In June

Posted: 05/05/2014 - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is sponsoring a motorcycle rally in Junction City and a ride through nearby Fort Riley in June to raise money for program for veterans and scenic highways routes in the area.

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Kansas Legislators Vote To Open Police Records

Posted: 05/02/2014 - Kansas legislators have approved legislation opening some law enforcement records to the public, bringing the state in line with the practice across the country.

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Green Energy Rule Survives Another Year

Posted: 05/02/2014 - A vote in the Kansas House appears to have saved a state requirement for utilities to rely on wind and other renewable resources to generate some of their electricity.

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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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