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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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Gambling back in play in Kansas Legislature

Updated: 01/30/2009 - House Federal and State Affairs Committee Chairman Melvin Neufeld said Friday that his committee is drafting a bill to reduce the minimum investment required to operate a state-owned casino in the southeast Kansas gambling zone of Crawford and Cherokee counties.

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Kansas Rep. Tiahrt to Announce Plans for 2010

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Congressman Todd Tiahrt says he'll announce his 2010 political plans Saturday in Topeka at a GOP annual meeting. He's already filed paperwork to run for Senate.

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Illinois Governor Removed from Office

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was convicted at his impeachment trial and thrown out of office Thursday. He says he will continue to fight to clear his name.

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Kan. Deficit Plan Has Bipartisan House Support

Updated: 01/29/2009 - The Kansas Senate voted 25-15 in support of a rewritten budget-balancing bill to make smaller cuts in social services and public school funding than Republican leaders had proposed.

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Kansas Senate Advances Budget Deficit Plan

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Senators gave first-round approval Wednesday night to a budget-balancing bill that backs off the heavy spending cuts originally proposed by GOP leaders.

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Sebelius Writes Gates on Guantanamo

Updated: 01/28/2009 - The Governor tells the Defense Secretary she supports the plan to shut down Gitmo, but says Fort Leavenworth "lacks any capability to host any detainees." Her letter follows here.

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Fed in Uncharted Waters, Eyes New Tools

Updated: 01/28/2009 - With the country reeling from a recession, Federal Reserve policymakers are weighing what other tools they can use to brace the economy.

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Tiahrt Names Leaders for Senate Bid

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Congressman Todd Tiahrt has named a steering committee for his U.S. Senate bid. He's seeking to replace Sam Brownback. Fellow Congressman Jerry Moran is also interested in the seat.

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Kansas Senate Advances Bill on Open Records

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Senators gave first-round approval Tuesday to a bill renewing 30 exceptions to the state's open records law. A final vote is expected Wednesday.

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