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Higher Ed Spending Key Issue In Kansas Budget Talks

Posted: 05/20/2013 - Proposed cuts in spending on higher education is a key issue for Kansas legislators as the House and Senate attempt to reconcile their differences on the state budget.

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UPDATE: Kansas Budget Negotiations Abruptly Halted

Updated: 05/17/2013 - Negotiations on the Kansas budget for the next two fiscal years have come to an abrupt halt after senators demanded a final offer from the House that could lead to ending the 2013 session.

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Kansas GOP State Senators To Review New Tax Plan

Posted: 05/16/2013 - Republicans in the Kansas Senate are preparing to review a new, compromise plan for cutting income taxes and canceling part of a scheduled decline in the state sales tax.

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Kansas Budget Talks Set To Resume

Posted: 05/16/2013 - Kansas House and Senate negotiators are preparing to go back to work on a new state budget with hopes of bringing the legislative session to a close.

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Ellis County Passes Sales Tax Increase

Posted: 05/14/2013 - 82 percent of voters favored a sales tax increase to make improvements to EMS and fire stations among other facilities

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Brownback Says Private GOP Tax Talks 'Going Well'

Posted: 05/13/2013 - Gov. Sam Brownback says private negotiations on tax issues with the Kansas Legislature's top Republicans are "going well" but he can't predict when GOP leaders will agree on a plan.

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Kansas Lawmakers Return For Session's 80th Day

Posted: 05/13/2013 - Kansas legislators are returning to the Statehouse to continue their annual session certain they'll miss their goal of finishing business in 80 days.

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Kansas House Panel Reviewing Brownback's Services Plan

Posted: 05/09/2013 - A Republican-dominated legislative committee will review GOP Gov. Sam Brownback's proposal to shift projected savings from an overhaul of the state's Medicaid program into in-home services for the disabled.

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Kansas Senate Leader Sees Session Going Past 80 Days

Posted: 05/09/2013 - Top Republicans in the Kansas Legislature had dreamed of ending its annual session in 80 days, a show of efficiency that would have trimmed 10 days off the normal but often-violated schedule.

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