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Kansas governor candidate Selzer releases 3 years of tax returns as challenge to opponents

A Republican running for Kansas governor has released his income tax returns for the past three years and is calling for other candidates to do so.

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Federal judge finds Kobach in contempt in voting case

A federal judge says Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach violated her order that some voters were eligible to cast a ballot while a lawsuit challenging a state law requiring proof of U.S. citizenship worked its way through the courts.

Gov. Colyer signs Kansas executive branch transparency measure

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has signed a bill that will require people who are trying to influence his office and judicial branches to register as lobbyists.

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Governor signs Kansas school funding bill into law, calls on Legislature to fix $80M error

Gov. Jeff Colyer on Tuesday signed a school funding bill, appropriating an increase of more than $500 million in K-12 funding over the next five years.

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Rep. Tom Sloan won't seek re-election; will retire at end of term

Rep. Tom Sloan, a Douglas County Republican who has served in the Kansas Legislature for the past 24 years, will not seek re-election.

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Governor: New Kansas website already helping to find people owing child support

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says a website created to find and shame people who owe child support is getting heavy use and has already found one person.

Kansas bill focused on improving telemedicine stalled by abortion fight

A political fight over abortion restrictions could prevent passage of a bill in the Kansas Legislature that would improve telemedicine access across the state, particularly in rural areas.

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Kansas congressional delegation votes yes on balanced budget amendment that fails in U.S. House

A proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution would have required the federal government to spend no more than it receives in revenue in any fiscal year. Although all four members of the Kansas delegation to the U.S. House supported the measure, it failed to receive the two-thirds majority required for passage.

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Kansas attorney general seeks to ban out-of-state candidates for governor

Kansas is seeking to put the brakes on out-of-state gubernatorial candidates after 10 people living outside its borders took the initial steps to run.

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'A giant mess': Governor working with lawmakers to fix $80M error in Kansas school funding bill

Kansas officials have discovered an error in a public school funding bill lawmakers approved that lowers the size of its spending increase by at least $80 million, potentially complicating the state's efforts to satisfy a court mandate.

Kansas University Basketball team meets with Gov. Sam Brownback

The Kansas University men's and women's basketball team visited the Statehouse in Topeka on Friday, April 27, 2012.

Gov. Sam Brownback discusses tax cut plan

Gov. Sam Brownback talks to reporters about a proposal that will cut an estimated $2.9 billion in the next six years.

GOP Caucus

Republicans voice their support for presidential candidates at Kansas GOP Caucus.

The Resurgence of Meth

Officials in southeast Kansas talk about the recent spike in methamphetamine use. They believe it can be attributed to the "one-pot" or "shake and bake" method.

Gov. Brownback discusses education funding issues

Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday spoke to reporters and editors at the Lawrence Journal-World. Brownback said growing the economy was his primary goal as he prepares for the 2012 legislative session that starts next month.

Strengthening Agriculture

Chris Wilson, deputy secretary of the Kansas Department of Agriculture talks about the importance of farmer's markets in strengthening the relationship between grower and consumer.

Kansas Attorney General in Lawrence

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt talks about his concerns about some of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation's resources and staffing levels. Schmidt spoke to the Lawrence Noon Rotary Club on Aug. 8, 2011, at the Holiday Inn Lawrence, 200 McDonald Drive.

SRS Secretary Rob Siedlecki discusses closure of Lawrence office

Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services Secretary Rob Siedlecki spoke with Lawrence Journal-World editors Monday, July 11, 2011, about the planned closure of the Lawrence SRS office. Siedlecki said there was no chance the Lawrence office will be spared closure, but maintained there will be some SRS presence in the city.

Local Retailers Confused About Four Loko Ban

Distributors of Four Loko and other energy drinks that combine alcohol and caffeine can no longer supply such products to Kansas stores. But some Lawrence retailers are unsure as to whether they can sell the drinks they have left in stock.

Kansas collects more tax revenues than expected in August

The state collected $38 million more than expected this month.

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