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Kansas House Panel OKs Tax Plan To Rival GOP Gov's

Updated: 03/12/2013 - A proposal approved Tuesday by the House Taxation Committee rejects key elements of GOP Gov. Sam Brownback's plan for following up on individual income tax cuts enacted last year.

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New Kansas Income Tax Plan Emerges

Posted: 03/11/2013 - House Tax Committee Chairman Richard Carlson said Monday he will unveil a tax cut plan that wouldn't rely on additional sales tax revenues to stabilize the budget while the state reduces income tax rates further.

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Kansas House OKs Bill To Boost KDOT, Turnpike Ties

Updated: 03/11/2013 - The Kansas House has approved a bill that supporters say is an attempt to encourage cooperation between the Kansas Turnpike Authority and the state Department of Transportation.

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Kansas House To Take Final Vote On Turnpike Measure

Posted: 03/11/2013 - The Kansas House is preparing to take final action on a bill that supporters say is an attempt to encourage cooperation between the Kansas Turnpike Authority and the state Department of Transportation

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Court, Attorneys Discuss Kansas School Funding Case

Updated: 03/11/2013 - Attorneys involved in a Kansas school finance lawsuit have chosen the dean of Pepperdine University's law school and a Topeka attorney to serve as mediators to settle the case.

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Kansas Board To Hear Legislative, Science Update

Posted: 03/11/2013 - The Kansas Board of Education will get an update this week on school-related legislation and an effort to develop new standards to guide science instruction in the state.

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Democrats Look To Join Kansas Ed Funding Talks

Posted: 03/08/2013 - Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley and House Minority Leader Paul Davis said Friday they expect to file a request Monday with the Kansas Supreme Court to intervene in school finance negotiations.

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Lawmakers Eye College Savings Plan For Poor

Posted: 03/08/2013 - Lawmakers are considering a proposal that allows up to 1,200 state residents each year to receive up to a $600 yearly state match for contributions to the Kansas' 529 college savings plan.

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Bill Would Make Police Get Warrant For GPS Use

Updated: 03/08/2013 - Kyle Smith, deputy director the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, testified Thursday that Kansas law needs to be updated because it currently doesn't address GPS search warrants.

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Legislators Debate Kansas Innovative schools Bill

Posted: 03/07/2013 - Kansas lawmakers are debating legislation to create 10 innovative school districts that would be exempt from many state rules and regulations in exchange for improving student achievement.

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Kansas House Panel Approves Anti-Abortion Bill

Posted: 03/07/2013 - The House Federal and State Affairs Committee approved a bill aimed at ensuring the state doesn't subsidize abortions even indirectly through tax exemptions or credits.

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Kansas Lawmakers Return Wednesday

Posted: 03/05/2013 - The Legislature remained out of session Tuesday following last week's so-called ``turnaround'' deadline. That's the day most bills must clear their chamber of origin to remain under consideration this year.

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Kansas Lawmakers Mull Changing School Bargaining Law

Posted: 03/04/2013 - Kansas legislators are considering major changes in a state law governing contract negotiations between teachers and school districts, prompting the state's largest teachers union to complain of what it calls a ``war'' on educators.

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Proposed Legislation Promotes New Charter Schools

Posted: 03/04/2013 - Bills before the state House and Senate would allow charter schools greater freedom and more funding opportunities in Kansas, where the schools have struggled to take hold.

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Kansas House Voting On Court Of Appeals Change

Posted: 03/01/2013 - The Kansas House is preparing to take a final vote on legislation giving the governor and legislators more power over appointments to the state Court of Appeals.

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Mixed News On State Revenue Collections

Updated: 02/28/2013 - The Kansas Revenue Department said Thursday that February receipts were about $30 million below expectations, but the state is still ahead for the fiscal year.

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