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Monday Last Day to Register to Vote in Spring Election

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Monday, March 23 is the deadline for voter registration prior to the April 7th, General Election. Anyone who has filled out a voter registration application should return it to the Election Office before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, but can return it to other locations at different hours.

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Americans Facing a Sea of Red Ink

Updated: 03/20/2009 - The Obama budget would lead to a decade of unsustainable trillion-dollar deficits, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The President outlined his case Friday for a conference of state lawmakers.

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Senate Approves Graduated Drivers License Changes

Updated: 03/19/2009 - Thursday's approval now sends the DL bill to the Governor's desk. Proponents say Kansas teens need more training behind the wheel before receiving their unrestricted licenses.

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Sebelius Signs Bill Honoring Veterans

Updated: 03/19/2009 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius has signed a bill honoring our veterans by memorializing a highway bridge in Kansas.

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Sebelius Signs Bill Protecting Kansans’ Health

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kan.) has signed a senate bill allowing the state access to resources that will keep kids safe from lead poisoning, and a house bill that requires vehicles be moved out of the roadway after an accident that is non-injury and non-fatal.

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AIG's CEO Asks Employees to Give Back Bonuses

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Edward Liddy admits the millions paid out in bonuses are "distasteful"; says some workers, including a few receiving death threats, have given the money back already.

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Minimum Wage Raise Passes Committee

Updated: 03/18/2009 - The Commerce and Labor Committee amended the bill Wednesday and sent it to the full House for debate. The bill would raise the state minimum wage to $7.25 an hour on Jan. 10, 2010.

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Brownback "Outraged" by AIG Bonuses

Updated: 03/17/2009 - The Republican senator lashed out at the insurance giant for paying out a reported $165 million in bonuses after receiving bailout money from the government.

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Advance Voting Ballots Sent Out Today

Updated: 03/17/2009 - Anyone wanting to vote in advance may either download and application from the county Web site or by calling the Election Office at (785) 256-0285 and request that an application be mailed.

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Kansas Senator Calls for New Air Force Tanker

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Kansas Senator Pat Roberts is speaking out against the White House's recent recommendation to delay the air force's aerial refueling replacement tanker fleet.

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House Votes to Sqirrel Away Funds

Updated: 03/12/2009 - The House passes a bill to squirrel away unanticipated state revenues in a special budget stabilization fund, but some legislators complain that the state doesn't prepare for bad economic times when revenues fall short of expectations.

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Plan for Kansas Sex Predators Brings Protests

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Sen. Pat Apple, a Louisburg Republican whose district includes the Osawatomie State Hospital, has submitted petitions with about 800 signatures protesting a plan to house an additional four sexual predators at the facility.

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Kan. Debate Over School Funding Progresses

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Spokeswoman Beth Martino says Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kan.) is pleased both the House and Senate budget committees have endorsed her plan to use federal stimulus dollars to avoid deep cuts in aid to public schools.

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Governor Sebelius Appointments to Promote Job Training Programs

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Judy Gifford, Shawnee, and Phillip Chappuie, Independence, have been appointed by Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kan.) to the Kansas Works State Board to see that quality employment and training programs are available across the state.

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Bernanke says Regulatory Overhaul Needed

Updated: 03/10/2009 - The nation's financial regulatory system must be overhauled to strengthen oversight of banks, mutual funds and large financial institutions whose collapse would put the entire economy in peril, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday.

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