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Bond debt in Kansas more than triples over 2 decades

Legislative researchers have found that the bond debt in Kansas has more than tripled since the late 1990s.

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U.S. elections chief recommended by Kobach left behind scandal in Kansas

When Brian Newby took the helm of a federal election agency, he left behind an unfolding scandal in Kansas where he was having an affair with a woman he promoted in his previous job and used her to skirt oversight of their lavish expenses, prompting a local prosecutor to investigate, according to emails obtained by The Associated Press.

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Video: Lawrence candidate forum for Kansas House, Senate races

The Voter Education Coalition is hosting a candidate forum from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday at Lawrence City Hall. The forum will feature candidates in area Kansas House and Senate races.

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Lawmakers brace for 100-day session, live streaming of committee hearings

Kansas legislative leaders are bracing themselves for a long session next year. But people sitting at home will be able to hear a lot more of it by listening online.

Some Kansas lawmakers fear Medicaid application backlog will grow

Some Kansas lawmakers are expressing concern over whether another backlog of Medicaid applications in the state will emerge.

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Kansas tax collections fall $45M short of mark in September

For the fifth consecutive month, and 10th out of the last 12 months, the Kansas Department of Revenue said Monday that taxes flowing into state coffers came up short again in September, this time by $44.7 million.

Kansas overhauling post-prison treatment of sex offenders

Kansas is overhauling a program that confines sex offenders indefinitely for post-prison mental health treatment following a federal lawsuit, a critical legislative audit and legal challenges to similar programs in other states.

Appeals court rules against Kansas in voting rights case

Thousands of prospective voters in Kansas who did not provide citizenship documents will be able to vote in the November election under a federal appeals court ruling late Friday that upheld a judge’s order.

Nursing home provider sues Kansas over Medicaid applications

A skilled nursing home provider has sued Kansas on behalf of 21 patients it claims are at risk of being thrown out of its facilities because the state has allegedly not processed their Medicaid applications in a timely manner.

Kansas to drop some proposed changes to state worker rules

Gov. Sam Brownback's administration says it intends to withdraw a proposed regulation limiting the amount of sick leave state workers could donate to peers and a rule reducing the opportunity to appeal annual employee evaluation ratings.

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.