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Kansas school funding solution proves elusive

Posted: 03/30/2014 - It would seem a simple task. Write a check for $129 million and satisfy a Kansas Supreme Court ruling regarding the constitutionality of school funding.

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Senate backs bill to aid Ukraine, sanction Russia

Posted: 03/27/2014 - Congress is speaking with one voice against Russia's annexation of Crimea, passing legislation in the House and Senate giving help to Ukraine and imposing sanctions against Russia.

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Kansas Senate GOP unveils schools plan

Posted: 03/26/2014 - Republican leaders in the Kansas Senate have outlined a new school funding plan that would give local districts extra authority to increase property taxes to supplement their state funds.

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UPDATE: Governor pleased with Kansas school bill progress

Updated: 03/25/2014 - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is optimistic legislators are getting closer to a school funding solution to satisfy a Kansas Supreme Court ruling, though he would like to see more of the new spending directed toward classrooms.

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No easy fix on flood insurance program

Posted: 03/24/2014 - Experts say Congress does have options to make the program financially stable, more affordable and more effective at protecting waterfront communities.

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Kansas House passes health care compact

Posted: 03/24/2014 - House members have approved a bill that would allow Kansas to join a compact of states seeking to exempt themselves from the federal health care overhaul.

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Tensions remain between legislators, KU

Posted: 03/24/2014 - Some university defenders say the disagreements stem from the perception of the Lawrence community and campus, which is often seen as liberal in an otherwise conservative state.

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Autism coverage bill moves through Kansas House

Posted: 03/23/2014 - Legislators are making progress on a measure that would mandate that insurance companies provide health coverage and treatment for Kansas children diagnosed with autism.

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Debate on federal health law postponed

Updated: 03/20/2014 - The state House has postponed a debate on whether Kansas should join a compact of states seeking to exempt themselves from the federal health care law.

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