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Sebelius Recognizes MLK Day

Updated: 01/15/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signed a proclamation declaring Jan. 19, 2009, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Kansas during a Statehouse ceremony Thursday.

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Jenkins Chosen for GOP Whip Team

Updated: 01/15/2009 - Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins will serve as an Assistant Whip for the House GOP. The Whip team works to craft policy solutions.

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Sebelius Grants First Pardon

Updated: 01/15/2009 - The pardon was issued to Benito Carrillo Jr., a procurement agent for Wichita-based Spirit AeroSystems who had been blocked from traveling to Canada for business because of his offense.

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House votes health insurance for 4M more children

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Making a down payment on President-elect Barack Obama's promise of universal health coverage, the House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to expand government-sponsored insurance to 4 million more children in working families with income too high to qualify for Medicaid.

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Obama: "Capture Or Kill" Bin Laden

Updated: 01/14/2009 - CBS Evening News Exclusive: Katie Couric interviews Barack Obama on terrorism, Israel and his economic stimulus plan.

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GOP Leaders Want to Revive State Auditor in Kansas

Updated: 01/14/2009 - House Speaker Mike O'Neal, a Hutchinson Republican, says there's a need for an independent auditor to keep government agencies accountable. The office was abolished in 1975.

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Sebelius' Higher Ed Budget Raises Tuition Fears

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Some Republican lawmakers also say Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has singled higher education out. She proposes cutting almost $25 million from the current operating budgets of state universities, community colleges and technical colleges.

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GOP Leader Knocks Kansas Governor for Skipping Briefings

Updated: 01/14/2009 - A GOP officials is criticizing Gov. Kathleen Sebelius for submitting her budget proposals to the Legislature, but letting her budget director, Duane Goossen, go through the details with lawmakers and reporters.

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Long-Time Figure in Senate Retires

Updated: 01/14/2009 - The Senate chamber rose to its feet for Sue Krische. She retired last week after serving 23 years as the Senate president's chief of staff.

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GOP Lays Out Legislative Agenda

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Improving the state's financial picture is the driving force behind priorities set by the Kansas House Republicans.

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State Agencies Asked to Sacrifice to Make Up Budget Deficit

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Universities, cities and counties are being asked to help get the state out of a budget hole expected to grow to nearly one billion dollars by next year. State Budget Director, Duane Goossen, broke down the Governor's proposal Tuesday.

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Clinton Vows Smart Mix of Diplomacy, Defense

Updated: 01/14/2010 - Secretary of State-designate Hillary Rodham Clinton vowed Tuesday to renew U.S. leadership through a "smart power" mix of diplomacy and defense.

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Governor Focuses on Energy, Economy

Updated: 01/12/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says it will take a cooperative effort for Kansas to work out of a budget hole. She delivered her State of the State message Monday. Republicans criticized it as short on details.

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Burris "Humbled" To Be Next Ill. Senator

Updated: 01/12/2009 - Eager and anxious to move beyond the scandal-tainted standoff, Senate Democrats have accepted Rod Blagojevich's appointee to Barack Obama's Senate seat.

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Bush Agrees To Obama Bailout Request

Updated: 01/12/2009 - The incoming President seeks the final $350 billion in bailout funds available for his first days in office.

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In Obama, many see an end to baby boomer era

Updated: 01/11/2009 - When George W. Bush lifts off in his helicopter on Inauguration Day, leaving Washington to make way for Barack Obama, he may not be the only thing disappearing into the horizon.

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Israel tells Gazans to brace for war escalation

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Israeli forces pounded rocket-launching sites and smuggling tunnels in Gaza Saturday and planes dropped leaflets warning of an escalation in attacks, as Palestinian militants fired at least 10 more rockets at Israel.

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Obama advisers say plan would create 3.5m new jobs

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Facing growing criticism of his economic recovery plan, President-elect Barack Obama made public Saturday a detailed analysis by his economic advisers that estimates the $775 billion plan of tax cuts and new spending would create 3.5 million jobs over the next two years.

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Both Kansas Budget Panels Hope for Fast Start

Updated: 01/09/2009 - The House Appropriations and Senate Ways and Means committees plan to meet at least three days, starting Tuesday, to draft legislation to revise the current budget. Both are hoping to have their measures finished by the end of the week.

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