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Top KS Democrat: Increase Budget To Pay For Schools

Posted: 03/13/2014 - Kansas House Democratic Leader Paul Davis says Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and the GOP-controlled Legislature should immediately increase aid to poor school districts by $129 million.

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House Panel Advances Opt-In Sex Education Bill

Posted: 03/13/2014 - A Kansas House committee has advanced a bill requiring parents to give written permission for their children to receive sex education in public schools.

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Lawmakers Urged To Web Stream Hearings

Updated: 03/13/2014 - The Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee heard testimony Thursday on the Transparency and Accountability Act. It would create a two-year pilot program to live stream hearings from four committee rooms.

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Ryan's Comments Sparking Backlash

Updated: 03/13/2014 - Rep. Paul Ryan is receiving some serious heat for comments he made on a conservative radio program where the Republican from Wisconsin said there's "a real culture problem" in inner cities.

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New Jersey Student Who Sued Parents Returns Home

Updated: 03/13/2014 - A high school senior who filed suit against her mother and father for financial support and college tuition has returned to her home in Lincoln Park, New Jersey, the attorneys for her parents said Wednesday.

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Kansans Safely Dispose Of 27 Tons Of Personal Documents

Posted: 03/13/2014 - Kansans safely disposed of more than 27 tons of personal documents during last week’s observance of National Consumer Protection Week, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today.

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Board: All Schools Will Be Accredited This Year

Updated: 03/13/2014 - Problems with a new online system that administers assessment tests prompted the State Education Board to decide that all Kansas public schools will be accredited next year, without considering test results.

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Kansas Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty To Fraud

Updated: 03/13/2014 - The owner of a northeast Kansas payroll services company has pleaded guilty to tax fraud charges that cost a client nearly $745,000.

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Kansas Bill On Health Care 'Navigators' Advances

Posted: 03/12/2014 - The bill would require health care the so-called health care navigators to register with the attorney general's office by July 2015, submit their fingerprints and undergo background checks.

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Kansas Gun-Rights Moving Again After Compromises

Posted: 03/12/2014 - A proposal to strip Kansas cities and counties of their power to regulate firearms is moving again through the Legislature after supporters stripped out two provisions preventing the state House from considering it.

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Senate Committee Rejects Medical Building Funding

Updated: 03/12/2014 - A Kansas Senate committee ignored pleas from University of Kansas officials and approved a capital improvement plan that does not include funding for a new heath education building.

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Salina Puts 90-Day Ban On Vapor, Hookah Bars

Updated: 03/12/2014 - No hookah lounges or vapor bars will be able to open in Salina for at least 90 days while city officials study regulations governing the businesses.

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