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Kansas Prisons Chief Not Yet Pushing For New Beds

Updated: 01/21/2014 - Kansas Corrections Secretary Ray Roberts told the Senate Ways and Means Committee at a hearing Tuesday the state expects its prisons to be at full capacity by July 2016.

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Kansas House To Study Governor's All-Day K Proposal

Posted: 01/14/2014 - House Speaker Ray Merrick announced Tuesday that he had asked a group of legislators to review a plan for the state to fully fund all-day kindergarten programs before the chamber acts on it.

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Groups Question Kansas DCF's $48M In Reserve

Posted: 11/18/2013 - DCF Secretary Phyllis Gilmore said recently the agency has $48 million in reserve funds and was taking $9 million, under a program called Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, to pay for a childhood literacy program backed by Gov. Sam Brownback.

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Celebration To Mark End Of Kansas Statehouse Remodel

Posted: 11/15/2013 - Gov. Brownback said Friday there could be a week of events leading up to the Jan. 29 dedication of the renovated Statehouse building, which has been overhauled from the dome to the basement.

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Kansas Board Reviews Plans For Developing New Tests

Posted: 11/13/2013 - Brad Neuenswander, deputy commissioner for education, recommended to the board on Wednesday that Kansas use a blended testing system, including tests developed by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.

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Group Reduces Revenue Forecast For State

Posted: 11/06/2013 - Forecasters met Wednesday to revise earlier projections for the current fiscal year. The group decreased its income projection for fiscal year 2014 by $29 million

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Kansas Revenue Falls Short For October

Posted: 10/31/2013 - Figures released Thursday show tax collections have been $27 million short of expectations since the fiscal year began in July.

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Davis Names Docking As Gubernatorial Running Mate

Updated: 10/22/2013 - During a four-city tour Tuesday, House Minority Leader Paul Davis announced Wichita businesswoman Jill Docking will be his running mate in his bid for Kansas governor.

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State Board Of Education Outlines Goals For Lawmakers

Posted: 10/16/2013 - Board of Education members met Wednesday with lawmakers on the House and Senate education committees. Education Commissioner Diane DeBacker outlined the board's role and its goals for schools.

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