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Kansas school funding measure awaits signature

Posted: 04/20/2014 - A deadline is approaching for Gov. Sam Brownback to make a decision on whether he will sign a bill increasing spending for Kansas public schools, despite building pressure from opponents and supporters of the measure.

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Praeger, Kansas groups urge health compact veto

Posted: 04/15/2014 - Republican Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger and several health care organizations are urging Gov. Sam Brownback to veto legislation that would allow Kansas to join a multistate health care compact.

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Kansas poised to end K-12 teacher tenure

Posted: 04/13/2014 - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is all but certain to resist pressure to veto a proposal ending tenure for public school teachers.

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Republicans glad to see Sebelius go

Posted: 04/11/2014 - The Senate's top Republican is welcoming the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Mitch McConnell says he hopes it marks the start of a "candid conversation" about what he calls "Obamacare's shortcomings and the need to protect Medicare."

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Kansas Regents pleased with budget bill

Posted: 04/09/2014 - Leaders of the Kansas Board of Regents are pleased with legislative approval of a higher education budget that partly restores salary cuts imposed last year.

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Kansas lawmakers OK tougher Medicaid fraud law

Posted: 04/08/2014 - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is praising legislators for unanimously approving a measure to increase penalties for defrauding the state's Medicaid program.

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Governor signing Kansas jobless tax bill

Posted: 04/08/2014 - Gov. Sam Brownback says Kansas employers will save millions of dollars this year under a bill adjusting their payments to the unemployment trust fund.

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Attorneys concerned about Kansas school package

Posted: 04/07/2014 - Lawyers for parents and school districts at the heart of the Kansas school funding battle have concerns about the plan approved by lawmakers to address a state Supreme Court ruling.

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Health Care Compact Exemption Passes

Updated: 04/04/2014 - Kansas lawmakers give final approval to bill bringing state into a compact with other states hoping to become exempt from the federal health care overhaul.

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UPDATE: Kansas House passes school funding plan

Updated: 04/04/2014 - The Kansas House has given first-round approval to a plan for boosting aid to poor school districts after Gov. Sam Brownback urged fellow Republicans to support it.

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Kansas House blocks Wichita gambling measure

Posted: 04/04/2014 - Kansas House members have rejected a proposal that would prohibit slot machines at a closed dog-racing track outside Wichita, even though residents voted in 2007 against having them at the south-central facility.

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