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Obama Names Kansas Gov. Sebelius as Health Chief

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Obama will introduced Sebelius Monday afternoon in the White House East Room. The announcement of his Health and Human Services Secretary nominee comes just days before the president holds a White House summit on health care.

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Kan. House Passes Coal Bill

Updated: 02/27/2009 - An energy bill that includes building two coal-fired power plants in western Kansas is on its way to the Senate. The governor has already promised a veto, but that's not getting some supporters of the bill down.

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Stocks Sink after Citi Deal, GDP Reading

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Wall Street stumbled again Friday as investors second-guessed Citigroup Inc.'s plans to turn over a big piece of itself to the government and as the economy shrank at a much faster pace than expected at the end of last year.

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Obama Budget Moves Toward Universal Health Care

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Obama's first budget predicts the deficit for this year will soar to a whopping $1.75 trillion, reflecting spending to pull the nation out of recession. The numbers come from administration officials who spoke on condition of anonymity before the budget is publicly unveiled Thursday.

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GM Posts $9.6B 4Q Loss, Burns through $6.2B Cash

Updated: 02/26/2009 - General Motors Corp. says it lost $9.6 billion in the fourth quarter and burned through $6.2 billion in cash as it sought government help to avoid running out of cash.

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Official: Budget Projects $1.75 Trillion Deficit

Updated: 02/26/2009 - President Barack Obama is sending Congress a budget Thursday that projects the government's deficit for this year will soar to $1.75 trillion, reflecting efforts to pull the nation out of a deep recession and a severe financial crisis.

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American Family Closing Office in Topeka

Updated: 02/25/2009 - American Family Insurance announced plans Wednesday to close its claim office in Topeka. The office employs 27 people. Twenty of them will be moved to Wichita.

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Lt. Gov Parkinson Joins Leadership Commitee

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Kansas Lieutenant Governor Mark Parkinson has been named to a top leadership position. Parkinson will serve as a member at large of the leadership committee for the National Lieutenant Governor's Association.

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C.R.E.W. Files Complaint Against Brownback

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or C.R.E.W. says a fundraising letter by the senator on behalf of Catholic Advocates violates senate ethics committee rules because it's sent on what looks like official Senate stationary.

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House OKs $410B spending, reverses Bush policies

Updated: 02/25/2009 - The Democratic-controlled House pushed through a $410 billion measure Wednesday that boosted domestic programs, bristled with earmarks and chipped away at policies left behind by the Bush administration.

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Kansas Plan Takes Lawmakers out of Redistricting

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Senate GOP and Democratic leaders announced a plan Wednesday that would give the task of redrawing district lines to legislative research staff. The Legislature would vote to accept or reject the proposal without making changes.

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Kansas Governor Will Revise 2010 Budget over Stimulus

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius told reporters Wednesday that she'll present a revised budget to legislators by the end of the week in light of the federal stimulus. Fiscal 2010 begins July 1.

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Six Announces Consumer Protection Stats

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Atty. Gen. Stephen Six was accompanied by members of his Consumer Protection Division as he announced how much the team had recovered in 2008.

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Sebelius Discusses Stimulus, Gov. Meeting

Updated: 02/25/2009 - 13News Rae Chelle Davis Twitters live from Governor Sebelius' press conference this morning where she is expected to discuss the federal Stimulus Program as well as her recent trip to Washington for the Governor's conference.

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Lawmakers Announce Redistricting Plan

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Four Kansas legislators met Tuesday morning in the Senate Chamber to announce a plan Wednesday that would give the task of redrawing district lines to legislative research staff. The Legislature would vote to accept or reject the proposal without making changes.

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Leavenworth Rep. Off to War Replaced by Former Opponent

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Democratic precinct officials in Leavenworth County voted 5-1 Monday night to replace state Rep. Melanie Sanders Meier of Leavenworth with Don Navinsky, a former Leavenworth County commissioner from Easton.

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Kansas Equal Rights Amendment Considered

Updated: 02/25/2009 - A Senate committee head testimony Tuesday on a proposed equal rights amendment to the Kansas Constitution. Supporters say prohibitions on gender discrimination are only in statutes which can be easily changed.

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