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Bill Seeks Equal Kansas Teacher Union Access

Posted: 02/11/2013 - A Kansas House committee is preparing to hear testimony on legislation guaranteeing all teachers' unions equal access to public school employees.

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Kansas House Has Dust-Up Over Governor's Tax Plan

Posted: 02/08/2013 - Wichita Democrat Nile Dillmore offered Gov. Sam Brownback's tax cut plan as an amendment to a bill fixing last year's measure. The House voted 118-0 against it.

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State Asks Kansas Courts For Mediation In School Case

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.

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Supporters Testify On Kansas Union PAC Bill

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.

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Senate Committee Postpones Debate On Governor's Tax Plan

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.

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Kansas Lawmakers Postpone Debate On Gov's Tax Plan

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.

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Attorney, Kansas Senate Leader Spar Over Union Bill

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.

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Kansas Senate Panel Taking Up Gov's Tax Proposals

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.

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Legislative Leaders Differ On Tax Cut Impact On Budget Bottom Line

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.

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Kansas Saw $62M In Unexpected Tax Revenues In January

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.

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Kansas Plan Aims To End Schools Lawsuit

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.

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Kansas Senate Approves Change For Appellate Courts

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.

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