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State Says Revenue Numbers Show Growth

Posted: 04/30/2013 - April revenue receipts show individual income tax receipts up nearly six percent from the prior fiscal year to date.

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Kansas Turnpike CEO Johnston Plans June Retirement

Posted: 04/26/2013 - The Lawrence Journal-World reports that 68-year-old Michael Johnston told the Kansas Turnpike Authority's board and employees Friday that he's stepping down effective June 15.

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Kansas AG: Disputes Over New Laws Could Cost $1.2M

Posted: 04/25/2013 - The Senate Ways and Means Committee reviewed requests Thursday from Attorney General Derek Schmidt to boost his office's budget during the two-year period beginning in July to cover potential litigation costs.

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Kansas Officials See Scant Change In Revenue Outlook

Updated: 04/19/2013 - The state's new fiscal forecast predicts the state will collect $6.2 billion in revenues during the current fiscal year and $5.5 billion for the fiscal year beginning in July.

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Brownback Signs Sweeping Anti-Abortion Bill

Updated: 04/19/2013 - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill into law to block tax breaks for abortion providers and ban abortions performed solely because of the baby's sex.

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KS Governor Signs Bill Ending AIDS Quarantine Ban

Updated: 04/17/2013 - A bill signed into law Wednesday directs the state health department to draft rules making it easier for medical and emergency workers to learn if they've been exposed to infectious diseases.

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Regents Likely To Back Off Concealed Weapons Ban For Campuses

Posted: 04/17/2013 - Regents Chairman Tim Emert told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the board will re-examine its policy on banning weapons because of a new law lessening restrictions on concealed weapons in public buildings.

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Brownback Wants Study Of Kansas Higher Ed

Posted: 04/16/2013 - Gov. Sam Brownback said legislators need to take a longer view of funding for higher education, including rising tuition costs, administrative expenses and state support.

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Brownback Wants Study Of Kansas Higher Ed

Posted: 04/16/2013 - Gov. Sam Brownback says that his upcoming tour of college campuses in Kansas is part of his effort to persuade legislators, policymakers and state residents of the importance of stable, level funding for colleges and universities.

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Major Hurdle Cleared, Senate Begins Debate On Gun Bill

Posted: 04/11/2013 - After months of lobbying, negotiating, and deal-making, the Senate today moved forward with a critical piece of the Obama administration's gun safety proposals, a modest victory for gun control advocates but just one small step toward enacting legislation that would more strictly regulate gun ownership in America.

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Abortion Rights Activists Deliver Petitions To Brownback

Posted: 04/09/2013 - A group of abortion rights activists delivered about 1,600 signed petitions to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's office urging him not to sign legislation that puts new restrictions on abortion.

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Bill Bunten Bids Farewell To Serving Topeka

Posted: 04/08/2013 - From a Topeka High School Basketball team that placed third in the state, to earning the rank of captain in the Marines, and from the Statehouse to City Hall, Bunten dedicated many years to serving Topeka.

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New Concealed Firearms Bill Sent To Governor Brownback

Posted: 04/06/2013 - Kansas legislators have sent Gov. Sam Brownback bills that would let people carry concealed firearms into more public buildings and prevent federal agents from confiscating weapons made in the state.

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