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Obama Targets Tax Havens, Loopholes

Updated: 05/04/2009 - The President's plan would take out tax deductions for some foreign profits, crack down on the rich who send money to tax haven nations.

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Shawnee Co. Readies Eminent Domain, Just In case

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Shawnee Co. Attorney Rich Eckert now has permission to file an accomidation proceeding against the owners of four properties near the proposed dual roundabouts east of 46th Street and Highway 75.

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Kan. Senate Puts Off Budget Debate, Deal Hinted

Updated: 05/04/2009 - The Senate has canceled a debate on spending cuts and revenue-raising measures so members can try to come up with a compromise to balance Kansas' next budget.

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Obama Announces Plan to Close Tax Loopholes

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Obama said Monday he wants to prevent U.S. companies from deferring tax payments by keeping profits in foreign companies rather than recording them at home.

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Obama to crack down on business taxes

Updated: 05/04/2009 - President Barack Obama plans changes to tax policy certain to be unpopular with corporations with international divisions and individuals who use tax havens.

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VP, President Administer Ceremonial Oath for Sebelius

Updated: 05/01/2009 - Vice President Joe Biden administered a ceremonial oath Friday for Sebelius as Health and Human Services Secretary. President Obama attended. Sebelius officially took her oath Tuesday, hours after her Senate confirmation to the HHS job.

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Chrysler to get up to $8B from Govt for Bankruptcy

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Chrysler will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York on Thursday and will be eligible for up to $8 billion in federal aid to rebuild the ailing automaker, according to senior administration officials.

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Biden, Besser Remain Against Border Closing Idea

Updated: 04/30/2009 - The Obama administration stood solidly against closing the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday, with Vice President Joe Biden calling this health emergency option "a monumental undertaking."

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Gov. Parkinson to Address Kansas Legislature

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson will address a joint session of the Kansas Legislature at 4 pm Thursday. He's expected to discuss the state's budget situation and call for unity in solving the problem.

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Kansas Abortion Bill Backers Unsure of time for vote

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Kansas lawmakers aren't sure when they might try to override former Gov. Sebelius' veto of a bill that would increase reporting requirements for doctors who perform late-term abortions.

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New Kansas Gov. not Moving to Find New Lt. Gov.

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Spokeswoman Beth Martino said Wednesday that new governor Mark Parkinson is focused on dealing with the state's budget problems and the Legislature's wrap-up session rather than appointing a second-in-command.

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State Considers Furlough, Pay Cut for State Employees

Updated: 05/01/2009 - In an effort to eliminate part of the state's $328 million deficit in the FY2010 budget, a House committee is considering a furlough proposal and one percent paycut for state employees.

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New KS Gov. Confronts Budget Problems

Updated: 04/29/2009 - On his first full day in office, Gov. Mark Parkinson is confronting the state's budget crisis and promising a mix of modest spending cuts and steps to boost revenues to eliminate a projected deficit.

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Sebelius Sworn In as HHS Secretary

Updated: 05/01/2009 - Hours after her Senate confirmation, Kathleen Sebelius took the oath to become Health and Human Services Secretary. Pres. Barack Obama watched the ceremony in the Oval Office.

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100 Days for Obama; His Cabinet Choices are Complete

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Today's the official benchmark of 100 days in office for the new President. It's also Day One for Kathleen Sebelius, leading the government against swine flu as head of HHS.

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