Archive for Tuesday, April 4, 2017

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12:00 a.m.
House Republicans watch the voting board on the Kansas House floor during an open vote on overriding Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of a Medicaid expansion bill, Monday, April 3, 2017 at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka. The measure failed by three votes. Kansas lawmakers fail to override Brownback’s veto of Medicaid expansion
12:06 p.m., April 3, 2017 Updated 3:05 p.m. in print edition on 1A
The Kansas House on Monday sustained Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto of a bill that would have extended Medicaid coverage to an additional 150,000 people.
10:07 a.m.
Kansas Statehouse in Topeka, February 2014. Kansas Senate panel eyeing internet sales taxes
April 3, 2017 in print edition on 2A
Online retailers currently only have to collect and remit sales taxes in states where they have a physical presence. But Kansas may soon join a growing number of states that are finding creative ways to extract more sales tax revenue from other online sales.
12:07 p.m.
Town Talk
An update on Menards' plans for local distribution center; Lawrence manufacturer expanding, but in Shawnee
Posted April 4, 2017
There was some thought that a Trump victory in the presidential election would lead to a positive business development for Lawrence. No, the rumor that ...
1:29 p.m.
Lawrence Police Department Suspect in west Lawrence standoff in custody; normal operations resumed at area schools
1:08 p.m., April 4, 2017 Updated 3:36 p.m. in print edition on 3A
Lawrence police now have a suspect in custody at the scene of a standoff at a private residence in the 2500 block of Scottsdale Street.
4:34 p.m.
No guns allowed signs are posted on doors leading into Wescoe Hall on the University of Kansas campus on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. Jayhawk Boulevard and Strong Hall are reflected in the glass. Kansas House refuses to debate concealed-carry measure
10:32 a.m., April 4, 2017 Updated 3:47 p.m. in print edition on 3A
An effort to force a debate on the state’s concealed-carry requirements failed in the Kansas House, 44-81.

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Editorial: ‘Fast’ incentives worth trying
The city should adopt a program that helps certain kinds of business avoid a lengthy approval process.
April 4, 2017 in print edition on A5
Fast tracking economic incentives for businesses interested in locating in Lawrence’s business parks is an idea worth trying.