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Kansas Legislators Formally End 2013 Session

Updated: 06/20/2013 - Kansas lawmakers have returned to the Statehouse and made quick work of the ceremonial conclusion of a 2013 session that produced additional tax cuts on top of sweeping changes made a year earlier

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Kobach: Court Ruling Won't Block Kansas Voter Law

Posted: 06/17/2013 - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says the state's proof-of-citizenship requirement for new voters can still be enforced after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against a similar Arizona law.

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Governor Considering Budget Decisions

Posted: 06/14/2013 - It will be a working weekend for Gov. Sam Brownback, who must make decisions on the state budget bill by Sunday.

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Kansas Board Questions Innovative District Law

Posted: 06/12/2013 - Brad Neuenswander, deputy education commissioner, told the State Board of Education on Wednesday the agency is trying to figure out how to implement a new law signed by Gov. Sam Brownback that creates a coalition of innovative districts.

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Brownback Mulls Decision On Higher Education Cuts

Posted: 06/07/2013 - Gov. Sam Brownback says his office is reviewing budget legislation sent to him by Kansas legislators to determine if can veto cuts in higher education spending.

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Kansas Transport Group Pleased With Lawmakers' Work

Updated: 06/04/2013 - Economic Lifelines issued a statement after lawmakers adjourned their annual session this week praising them for keeping the state's 10-year, $8.2 billion program intact. The program started in 2010.

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Analysis: Kansas GOP Pushed Tax Plan As Old Business

Posted: 06/03/2013 - Legislators approved a bill canceling most of a sales tax decrease scheduled for July and adjusting income tax laws. The state treasury would gain a net $777 million in revenues over the five years.

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AG Both Pleased, Concerned With New Budget

Posted: 06/03/2013 - Attorney General Derek Schmidt says the budget lawmakers approved includes two projects requested by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, but also cuts the agency's operational budget.

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Democrats Frown Upon New Tax Deal Supported By GOP

Updated: 06/02/2013 - State Democratic Party Chair Joan Wagnon was not so eager to jump to excitement once the Kansas Legislature passed the State tax bill early Sunday morning after 99 days in session.

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Governor Brownback Promotes New Tax Plan

Updated: 06/01/2013 - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and GOP leaders in the Kansas Legislature are promoting a new tax plan as pro-growth economic policy.

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Republican Tax Plan Clears Kansas Legislature

Updated: 06/02/2013 - Kansas legislators have given final approval to plan for raising new revenues to prevent future budget shortfalls even as the state further reduces income tax rates.

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Kansas Revenues See Brief Bump

Posted: 05/31/2013 - The state says May tax receipts topped estimates 12.7 percent - nearly $66 million. Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan says it's a one-time bump.

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Kansas Senate Panel Approves Bill On Ed Standards

Posted: 05/31/2013 - A Senate committee advanced 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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