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Kansas lawmaker to seek higher pay for corrections officers

A Kansas lawmaker who heads a budget subcommittee says he'll push next year for a pay increase of as much as 20 percent for corrections officers at state prisons.

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Kansas data breach gives hackers access to millions of Social Security numbers

Hackers who breached a Kansas Department of Commerce data system in March had access to more than 5.5 million Social Security numbers in 10 states, along with another 805,000 accounts that didn't include the Social Security numbers, according to records obtained from the agency.

Concealed carry applications fall in Kansas

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says applications for concealed carry licenses dropped to a record low last fiscal year after the state stopped requiring the permits.

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S&P: Kansas budget issues 'likely to persist' after tax hike

A major financial rating agency says a structural imbalance in Kansas' budget is "likely to persist" even after the state increased income taxes to help close projected shortfalls.

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Sen. Moran faces tough health care questions in home county

Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran faced tough questions Thursday at a town hall meeting in his home county packed with critics of Republican efforts to overhaul health care, showing that even a tiny town deep in Trump territory in a Republican state isn't isolated from the political discontent in Washington.

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Kansas collects $72M more in taxes than expected in June

The Department of Revenue reported Monday that the state took in $609 million in taxes last month. That's 13.5 percent more than the official projection of $537 million.

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Kansas lawmakers adjourn session notable for battles with Brownback

July ruling on schools may force special session

Kansas lawmakers on Monday formally ended a historic legislative session in which they reversed course on Gov. Sam Brownback’s signature tax policies, nearly reversed many of his other conservative policies, and enacted a new school finance formula that will put hundreds of millions of new dollars into the state’s public schools over the next two years.

Hutch News opinion editor tapped to finish Kansas lawmaker's term

The opinion editor of The Hutchinson News has been picked to complete the term of a Democratic state legislator who died of natural causes earlier this month.

Kansas education officials renew student testing contract with KU

Kansas is renewing a contract with the state's student assessment provider despite technical problems that caused delays.

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Recently passed Kansas budget mandates review of plan to build new prison

Kansas legislators have included requirements in the next state budget for multiple reviews of a plan to build a new state prison before Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration can move forward with the project.

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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