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Kansas Lawmakers Debate Public Pension Options

Posted: 12/26/2013 - Moves to close the Kansas public retirement system's long-term funding gap haven't eliminated interest among legislators in creating a 401(k)-style plan for new teachers and government employees.

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Fort Hays State University Seeks New President

Updated: 12/26/2013 - Fort Hays State University and the Kansas Board of Regents are seeking nominations and applicants for a successor to outgoing university president Ed Hammond.

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On Tap, Debates Over Kansas Prison Sentences, Space

Posted: 12/25/2013 - Kansas legislators are expected to reopen debate of the state's "Hard 50'' prison-sentence law with a proposal to make it the default punishment for premeditated first-degree murder.

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"I Already Won" Edward Snowden Talks To Washington Post

Posted: 12/24/2013 - The revelations from Snowden, a former NSA contractor, about the American government's surveillance of its citizens and allies have generated fierce debate over intelligence-gathering practices.

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School Finance Shifts Back To Legislature

Posted: 12/24/2013 - Debate over the proper level of funding for Kansas public schools will shift in 2014 from the courthouse to the Statehouse after justices issue a ruling on the latest school finance lawsuit.

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Health Plan Sticker Shock For Some Buyers

Posted: 12/23/2013 - As a key enrollment deadline hits Monday, many people without health insurance have been sizing up policies on the new government health care marketplace and making what seems like a logical choice: They're picking the cheapest one.

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Kansas Regents Seek More Support For College

Posted: 12/23/2013 - Members of the Kansas Board of Regents plan to ask lawmakers to support the the board's long-range plan to increase the number of Kansans will education beyond high school.

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New Topeka Budget Claims One More Job

Posted: 12/20/2013 - The City of Topeka will slash one more job so it can comply with 2014 budget reductions, said City Manager Jim Colson late Friday afternoon.

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Money Watch For December 20

Posted: 12/20/2013 - Markets up, 3rd quarter growth 3%, Walgreen's huge earnings and Verizon will release data they handed over to the government

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Kansas Grand Jury Indicts Chinese Scientists

Updated: 12/20/2013 - Two scientists from China have been indicted on federal charges accusing them of stealing seeds developed by a U.S. bioscience company and giving the seeds to members of a visiting delegation from China.

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KCC Approves Oneok Split

Posted: 12/20/2013 - Kansas regulators have approved a settlement that allows Oklahoma natural gas company Oneok Inc. to spin off its utility operations but imposes a freeze on its rates through 2016.

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White House Trys Last-Minute Obamacare Rules Changes

Updated: 12/20/2013 - Hoping to head off more bad news over the chaotic rollout of President Obama's health care law, the administration Thursday offered stopgap options so people whose existing plans got canceled aren't penalized.

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Senate Close To Approval Of Sweeping Defense Bill

Posted: 12/19/2013 - A comprehensive defense bill that would crack down on sexual assault in the military and add protections for victims headed toward Senate passage on Thursday.

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Pakistan Protests May Require US Fly War Cargo Out Of Afganistan

Posted: 12/19/2013 - U.S. officials, frustrated that hundreds of military shipments heading out of Afghanistan have been stopped on the land route through Pakistan because of anti-American protests, face the possibility of flying out equipment at an additional cost of $1 billion.

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Kansas Regents Approve Social Media Policy

Posted: 12/19/2013 - A new Kansas Board of Regents policy gives university leaders more authority to remove staff and faculty over comments made on social media.

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