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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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Moran, Tiahrt Set For Senate Square-Off

Updated: 01/31/2009 - Kansas Congressmen Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt are set to duke it our for the 2010 republican senate nominiation. Senator Sam Brownback will not be running for re-election.

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Kansas Tax Collections Short Again in January

Updated: 01/30/2009 - The Department of Revenue reported Friday that the state took in $513 million during the month. Officials had expected tax collections of $534 million. The difference is about 4 percent.

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Kansas Senate Approves overdue Fuel Tax Payments

Updated: 01/30/2009 - Payments of $6.6 million in overdue state fuel tax revenue sent to the wrong counties is included in a budget-balancing bill sent to the House. Money for 19 counties is included.

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