Posted: 02/07/2013 - Gov. Sam Brownback said in a statement that it is the Legislature's duty to set funding for schools but lawmakers owe it to taxpayers, parents, teachers and students to discuss a way to solve the dispute.
Posted: 02/06/2013 - Several representatives from business interests and attorneys told the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday that a proposed bill would not limit the rights of unions or their members to participate in the political process.
Posted: 02/06/2013 - A 20-mill statewide property tax raises about $575 million a year for public schools and must be renewed every two years.
Posted: 02/06/2013 - House Democratic Leader Paul Davis of Lawrence says the administration is shaping numbers for a positive report.
Posted: 02/05/2013 - Chairman and Wichita Republican Les Donovan had said the Assessment and Taxation Committee would begin debate Tuesday. Donovan acknowledged that senators want more information about the governor's proposals and are drafting amendments.
Posted: 02/05/2013 - Rebecca Proctor and Senate President Susan Wagle argued Tuesday over the use of tax dollars from public employees to finance political activities.
Posted: 02/05/2013 - A Kansas Senate committee's chairman has postponed its debate on Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's proposals to cut income tax rates and scrap two popular deductions for homeowners.
Posted: 02/05/2013 - A labor attorney and the Kansas Senate president sparred during a committee hearing over a bill that would limit the ability of unions to collect funds from employees' paychecks for political activities.
Posted: 02/05/2013 - A Kansas Senate committee is preparing to debate Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's proposals to cut income tax rates and scrap two popular deductions for homeowners.
Posted: 02/04/2013 - Assessment and Taxation Committee Chairman Sen. Les Donovan said Monday the situation on the Governor's tax cut proposals remains ``fluid.''
Posted: 02/01/2013 - Republican leaders downplayed Thursday's figures from Legislative Research, showing the Governor's proposed cuts would create a $782 million shortfall in 2018, but Democrats say the report shows the state can't afford the Governor's plan.
Posted: 02/01/2013 - The Kansas House is considering a bill that would allow some religious symbols on public lands.
Posted: 01/31/2013 - A preliminary report Thursday from the Department of Revenue says January's tax collections totaled nearly $635 million - almost 11 percent above an official forecast for the month.
Posted: 01/31/2013 - A new report says Gov. Sam Brownback's plan for more income tax cuts would create a $782 million budget shortfall in July 2018.
Posted: 01/31/2013 - The Kansas House has approved a bill restricting political fundraising by public employee unions.
Posted: 01/31/2013 - The Kansas House is set to take a final vote on a bill restricting political fundraising by public unions.
Posted: 01/31/2013 - Kansas lawmakers are considering an anti-racketeering measure aimed at boosting sentences for convicted gang leaders.
Posted: 01/30/2013 - The Senate Education Committee agreed Wednesday to sponsor a measure declaring that the Legislature has the exclusive power to determine how much money is spent on schools.
Posted: 01/30/2013 - The Kansas Senate gave first-round approval to a measure would have the governor appoint judges to the Kansas Court of Appeals and the state Supreme Court, subject to Senate confirmation.
Posted: 01/30/2013 - A new study by a non-partisan Washington research group says the poorest Kansans pay a much higher percentage of their incomes in state and local taxes than do the state's wealthiest residents.
Posted: 01/30/2013 - Two Kansas lawmakers are introducing measures aimed at limiting employers' access to job applicants' social media accounts.