Archive for Friday, September 30, 2016

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1:14 a.m.
In this Jan. 12, 2016 file photo, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback speaks to the Legislature in Topeka. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File) Pro-business think tank not impressed with Kansas tax cuts
September 29, 2016
Despite sweeping tax cuts that were designed to spur business growth in Kansas, the Washington-based Tax Foundation ranks Kansas 22nd overall on its latest State Business Tax Climate Index, and 18th for its individual income tax structure. One author of the report says the tax cuts that Gov. Sam Brownback championed in 2012 only shifted the tax burden onto other people, and other forms of taxes.
9:04 a.m.
Jabari Asim, right, author and editor-in-chief of The Crisis magazine, answers a question from professor Clarence Lang on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 at Budig Hall. Asim presented the fall keynote lecture for the University of Kansas' Common Book program. KU Common Book lecture ‘investigates’ the black experience
September 30, 2016
Ta-Nehisi Coates is among black writers who pursue questioning as ritual as opposed to questioning for certainty — a pursuit fellow black writer Jabari Asim said he shares. “The investigation itself is worth the journey,” Asim said.
10:36 a.m.
Students walk between classes at the University of Kansas on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, in Lawrence, Kan. KU taking away health insurance subsidy for graduate students in response to federal ruling
September 29, 2016
The University is Kansas is taking away health insurance subsidies for graduate student employees, the students learned this week.
12:54 p.m.
Town Talk
Clay manufacturing plant to locate in Lawrence; local businesses owned by women propel city to high ranking
Posted September 30, 2016
I’ve long thought Lawrence was the clay capital of Kansas. After all, nearly all my teammates in pickup basketball have clay feet on defense. But ...
5:44 p.m.
Statehouse Live
Brownback highlights some positive news; provides some thoughts on K-12 funding, economy woes
Posted September 30, 2016
When you’re enclosed in the Statehouse on a full-time basis, it’s easy to get consumed by it all, and it’s often hard to see a ...

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Editorial: On empty
A recent report on the condition of Kansas’ reserve fund is alarming and should be a call to action.
September 30, 2016
The state of Kansas’ fiscal woes continue to mount, with a new report showing the state is perilously close to running out of money.