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Kansas Senate Panel Offers Bill On Ed Standards

Posted: 05/31/2013 - Lawmakers are reviewing a bill that would create an 11-member legislative panel to review decisions by the State Board of Education on adopting and implementing any uniform education standards.

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Brownback Optimistic Despite Stalled Tax Debate

Posted: 05/29/2013 - Gov. Sam Brownback believes Kansas lawmakers are making progress in resolving tax issues even though the House and Senate have suspended negotiations for now.

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Kansas Lawmakers Resuming Work On Tax Plan, Budget

Posted: 05/28/2013 - A measure facing a vote Tuesday afternoon in the House was drafted by House and Senate negotiators to reconcile differences on legislation following individual income tax cuts enacted last year.

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Kansas Spat Over Education Standards In Limbo

Updated: 05/22/2013 - Opponents want to stop the Common Core standards from taking effect through a budget provision that would ban using any state money on implementing them.

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Kansas GOP Senators Not Budging Much On Sales Tax

Updated: 05/17/2013 - Senate President Susan Wagle of Wichita said Friday she thinks Republican Gov. Sam Brownback could veto tax legislation if it lets the sales tax fall below 6.2 percent.

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Kansas Moves To Enact Law On Lobbying On Gun Issues

Posted: 05/17/2013 - The Senate approved a bill that would bar state and local officials from using state funds to prepare materials or broadcast advertising that promote or oppose gun control measures.

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Kansas Budget Negotiations Resume

Posted: 05/16/2013 - Republican legislative leaders say they want to resolve budget issues before the two chambers work out their differences on tax cuts, the other big issue still hanging over lawmakers.

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Kansas House Republicans Outline New Tax Plan

Posted: 05/15/2013 - A tax proposal presented during legislative negotiations Wednesday would stabilize the budget by canceling part of a sales tax decrease scheduled for July by law.

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Kansas, Armenia Tout Continued Ties

Posted: 05/15/2013 - The Kansas adjutant general and top officials with the Armenian Ministry of Defense say a 10-year relationship between the state and the former Soviet republic has yielded benefits for both groups.

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