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Ex-US Senator, Nobel Winner Talk Pensions In Kansas

Posted: 03/18/2013 - Kansas legislators are hearing a pitch for starting a 401(k)-style pension plan for new teachers and government workers from former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley of New Jersey and a Nobel Prize-winning economist.

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Kansas Senate Taking Final Vote On Revised Tax Bill

Posted: 03/14/2013 - The Kansas Senate is preparing to take final action on a bill that cuts the state's individual income tax rates further but also cancels a scheduled drop in the sales tax.

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Kansas Senate Debating Union Paycheck Deductions

Updated: 03/14/2013 - A bill prohibiting public employee unions in Kansas from deducting money from members' paychecks to help finance political activities is advancing in the Legislature.

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UPDATE: Kansas House Gives Approval To 3 Gun Laws

Updated: 03/14/2013 - The Kansas House has approved three proposals to alter the state's gun regulations, including expanding the locations where concealed weapons could be carried.

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Kansas Treasurer Mindful Of State Balances

Posted: 03/13/2013 - Kansas Treasurer Ron Estes is reminding legislators to be mindful of maintaining healthy cash balances as they draft the state's budget for the coming fiscal year.

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Kansas Realtors Backing Compromise On Tax Plan

Posted: 03/13/2013 - The Kansas Association of Realtors is backing a compromise proposal to phase out all tax deductions as the state Senate prepares to debate a bill to further reduce personal income tax rates.

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Board Of Ed To Remind Legislature Of Authority

Posted: 03/13/2013 - The Kansas State Board of Education will send a letter to Gov. Sam Brownback and state lawmakers reminding them of the board's authority to set state education standards.

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Work On 2014 Kansas Budget Continues

Posted: 03/13/2013 - Kansas lawmakers are making progress on drafting a new state budget, hoping to have it ready for debate in the coming weeks.

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Kansas Board To Hear Legislative, Science Update

Posted: 03/11/2013 - The Kansas Board of Education will get an update this week on school-related legislation and an effort to develop new standards to guide science instruction in the state.

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Court,Attorneys To Discuss Kansas School Case

Posted: 03/11/2013 - Attorneys involved in a Kansas school funding lawsuit are preparing for a conference call with Chief Justice Lawton Nuss to discuss the state Supreme Court's schedule for reviewing the case.

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Kansas House To Take Final Vote On Turnpike Measure

Posted: 03/11/2013 - The Kansas House is preparing to take final action on a bill that supporters say is an attempt to encourage cooperation between the Kansas Turnpike Authority and the state Department of Transportation.

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