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Committee Votes To Reject Parking Lot Sale

Posted: 05/10/2013 - The Joint Committee on State Building Construction recommends the State Finance Council reject all bids for a parking lot at SW 10th and Topeka Boulevard. The state received a high bid of $2.5 million for it.

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She Says Yes! Kansas Rep Engaged On House Floor

Posted: 05/10/2013 - Rep. Phil Hermanson dropped to one knee in the House chamber on Friday and proposed to Rhonda Riggs. Riggs accepted, much to the approval of the Wichita Republican's colleagues.

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Kansas House Panel Approves Governor's Services Plan

Posted: 05/09/2013 - A House committee put new language in a bill, saying there won't be extra money for services for the developmentally disabled unless the services are brought into the Medicaid overhaul.

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Native American Leaders Applaud Bill Signing

Updated: 05/09/2013 - Native American leaders were on hand for the ceremonial signing of a bill designating the first Wednesday of February as Native American Day at the Capitol.

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Kansas Dems Say They Lack Enough Details On NBAF

Updated: 05/07/2013 - Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley of Topeka said Tuesday that Democrats haven't "been brought into the loop'' on Gov. Brownback's latest proposal for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility at Kansas State University.

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Advocates Backing Governor's Plan For Disabled

Posted: 05/06/2013 - Advocates for the developmentally disabled said Monday that they'll also push the state to develop a long-term plan for eliminating the state's waiting list for in-home services.

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Kansas Gun Group: Kansans `All In' For State Gun Law

Updated: 05/03/2013 - Kansas Rifle Assoc. President Patricia Stoneking says gun rights supporters have been prepared for a tough response to the state's new gun law from President Barack Obama's administration.

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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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