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Leaders Talk About Kan. Budget Accord

Updated: 02/10/2009 - The Kansas Legislature's top two leaders are meeting to find a way to restart talks on closing a $199 million budget deficit.

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KDHE Tries to Clarify Policy on CO2

Updated: 02/10/2009 - A Kansas agency says carbon dioxide emissions will be a factor in issuing air quality permits only when new power plants are involved.

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Stimulus Package Faces Senate Procedural Vote

Updated: 02/09/2009 - The $827 billion package seems assured to clear a key procedural hurdle, but not by much. Just three Republicans are expected to join Democrats in supporting the package.

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Judge to Hear Arguments in Lawsuit by Kansas Utility

Updated: 02/04/2009 - U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren is giving each side 30 minutes Thursday in a hearing on the state's request to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Sunflower Electric Power Corp. over denial of permits for two coal-fired power plants.

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Kansas House Panel to Discuss Coal Bill Next Week

Updated: 02/04/2009 - The House Energy and Utilities Committee had a hearing Wednesday on a bill limiting the power of the secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

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Kansas Senate Passes Bill on Ed Board Races

Updated: 02/03/2009 - The Kansas Senate passed a bill 40-0 Tuesday, doubling the limit on campaign contributions for State Board of Education candidates to $1,000.

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Obama Taps GOP Senator Gregg For Commerce

Updated: 02/03/2009 - New Hampshire Republican struck a deal with his state's governor to keep his seat out of Democratic hands. That opened the way for Judd Gregg's nomination.

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Obama on Daschle: "I Messed Up"

Updated: 02/03/2009 - President takes responsibility for his Cabinet pick, explains the content of his stimulus package.

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Daschle's Downfall Raises Sebelius Speculation

Updated: 02/03/2009 - A spokeswoman for Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says the governor remains focused on the challenges facing Kansas. The comments come amid speculation Sebelius might be a choice for Health and Human Services Secretary with Tom Daschle removing his name.

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Kansas Goveror Criticizes Legislators on Budget

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius issued a statement Monday saying she's disappointed with the leaders of the House's Republican majority. They have not set a date for debate on $323 million in adjustments to the budget for the fiscal year that ends June 30.

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Kansas Falls Behind in Casino Race

Updated: 02/01/2009 - Problems in the financial markets forced developers in three of Kansas' four gaming zones to scrap their plans.

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