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Kansas GOP Senators Not Budging Much On Sales Tax

Updated: 05/17/2013 - Senate President Susan Wagle of Wichita said Friday she thinks Republican Gov. Sam Brownback could veto tax legislation if it lets the sales tax fall below 6.2 percent.

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Kansas Moves To Enact Law On Lobbying On Gun Issues

Posted: 05/17/2013 - The Senate approved a bill that would bar state and local officials from using state funds to prepare materials or broadcast advertising that promote or oppose gun control measures.

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Kansas Budget Negotiations Resume

Posted: 05/16/2013 - Republican legislative leaders say they want to resolve budget issues before the two chambers work out their differences on tax cuts, the other big issue still hanging over lawmakers.

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Kansas House Republicans Outline New Tax Plan

Posted: 05/15/2013 - A tax proposal presented during legislative negotiations Wednesday would stabilize the budget by canceling part of a sales tax decrease scheduled for July by law.

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Kansas, Armenia Tout Continued Ties

Posted: 05/15/2013 - The Kansas adjutant general and top officials with the Armenian Ministry of Defense say a 10-year relationship between the state and the former Soviet republic has yielded benefits for both groups.

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Kansas GOP Leaders Say Talks On Tax Issues Stalled

Posted: 05/14/2013 - Senate President Susan Wagle of Wichita told fellow GOP senators Tuesday that her chamber and the House don't even agree on assumptions to use in projecting state revenues and spending.

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Committee Votes To Reject Parking Lot Sale

Posted: 05/10/2013 - The Joint Committee on State Building Construction recommends the State Finance Council reject all bids for a parking lot at SW 10th and Topeka Boulevard. The state received a high bid of $2.5 million for it.

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She Says Yes! Kansas Rep Engaged On House Floor

Posted: 05/10/2013 - Rep. Phil Hermanson dropped to one knee in the House chamber on Friday and proposed to Rhonda Riggs. Riggs accepted, much to the approval of the Wichita Republican's colleagues.

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Kansas House Panel Approves Governor's Services Plan

Posted: 05/09/2013 - A House committee put new language in a bill, saying there won't be extra money for services for the developmentally disabled unless the services are brought into the Medicaid overhaul.

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Native American Leaders Applaud Bill Signing

Updated: 05/09/2013 - Native American leaders were on hand for the ceremonial signing of a bill designating the first Wednesday of February as Native American Day at the Capitol.

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Kansas Dems Say They Lack Enough Details On NBAF

Updated: 05/07/2013 - Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley of Topeka said Tuesday that Democrats haven't "been brought into the loop'' on Gov. Brownback's latest proposal for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility at Kansas State University.

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Advocates Backing Governor's Plan For Disabled

Posted: 05/06/2013 - Advocates for the developmentally disabled said Monday that they'll also push the state to develop a long-term plan for eliminating the state's waiting list for in-home services.

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