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Senate panel endorses $9.4 million swap from KU Lawrence campus to Wichita medical school
March 5, 2015
The Senate Ways and Means Committee endorsed a plan to shift $9.4 million in funding for the KU Lawrence campus to the medical center campus in Wichita. The higher education budget also would shift millions of dollars in student financial aid from public institutions to independent private colleges. By Peter Hancock
Top Kansas GOP lawmakers say plan will boost aid to schools
10:54 a.m., March 5, 2015 Updated 08:06 a.m.
Top Republican legislators in Kansas said they’re looking to boost aid to public schools while providing them with financial stability and flexibility under a plan they outlined Thursday for overhauling education funding.
Kansas Senate panel endorses court of appeals nominee
08:57 a.m., March 5, 2015 Updated 10:27 p.m.
A Kansas Senate panel has endorsed Kathryn Gardner’s confirmation to the Kansas Court of Appeals.
Homeland Security bill includes final funding for NBAF
March 4, 2015
A bill that provides funding for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through the end of the fiscal year includes $300 million to complete construction of a National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Both U.S. senators and all four House members from Kansas voted against that bill, mainly due to disagreements with the Obama administration over immigration policy. By Peter Hancock
KU Lawrence campus asked to give up $9.4 million, mainly for medical school
05:47 p.m., March 4, 2015 Updated 10:30 p.m.
A budget subcommittee of the Kansas Senate is proposing to transfer funding for Kansas University’s Lawrence campus to the KU Medical Center to expand its residency program in Wichita that trains doctors to practice in rural areas. The full Ways and Means Committee will consider that proposal Thursday. By Peter Hancock
Man convicted of 1999 rape and robbery at shoe store challenges 54-year sentence
03:32 p.m., March 4, 2015 Updated 10:39 p.m.
A 54-year-old man convicted of a 1999 rape and robbery at Payless ShoeSource, 3231 Iowa St., is challenging the 54-year prison sentence Douglas County District Judge Paula Martin handed down in 2001.
Kansas Senate panel grills Brownback judge appointee
08:45 a.m., March 4, 2015 Updated 10:33 p.m.
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s appointee to the Kansas Court of Appeals got a chilly reception Wednesday at her first confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Hunt for savings marks Kansas lawmakers’ second-half start
08:42 a.m., March 4, 2015 Updated 01:09 p.m.
Kansas legislators are returning to the Statehouse for the second part of their annual session with big budget debates looming but topics such as lobbying laws and rules for social services programs also on their agenda.
Soden, Rasmussen, Boley take top three spots in Lawrence City Commission primary
March 3, 2015
A small-business owner who railed against Rock Chalk Park two years ago and is railing this year against tax breaks handed out by Lawrence City Hall cruised to an easy victory in Tuesday’s primary election. By Chad Lawhorn
Loveland, Harmon win school board primary, will face off in April 7 general election
March 3, 2015
Mary Loveland and Marcel Harmon, the two candidates with experience serving on the Lawrence school board, beat out their two other opponents in Tuesday’s primary election for a two-year term on the district’s governing body.
2015 primary election results: Soden, Rasmussen, Boley, Riordan, Herbert, Schumm moving onto April general election
Loveland, Harmon advance in school board race
07:00 p.m., March 3, 2015 Updated 08:47 p.m.
Lawrence voters showed up at the polls Tuesday to narrow down a full field of candidates for Lawrence City Commission and school board seats. Follow along with updated results.
House passes Homeland Security funding; all Kansas members vote no
04:44 p.m., March 3, 2015 Updated 10:24 p.m.
All four U.S. House members from Kansas voted against a bill Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the fiscal year. The bill, which passed by a vote of 257-167, had been tied up over partisan disagreements over immigration policy. By Peter Hancock
Vote in today’s primary elections! 9 percent turnout reported at 3 p.m.
01:27 p.m., March 3, 2015 Updated 04:45 p.m.
About 9 percent of registered voters had cast ballots in the local primary election as of Tuesday afternoon, according to Douglas County Clerk Jameson Shew. The Lawrence City Commission primary and the USD 497 school board primary drew 4,584 of 63,952 registered voters to the polls as of 3 p.m. Another 925 had cast advance ballots. Polls close at 7 p.m.
Jenkins supports Israeli prime minister’s controversial speech to Congress
06:51 p.m., March 2, 2015 Updated 10:28 p.m.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress has ignited controversy in Washington, and in Jewish communities throughout the United States, including Lawrence. But U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins says she looks forward to his appearance Tuesday and does not think it’s a violation of protocol. By Peter Hancock
Kansas congressional delegation splits over Homeland Security funding
05:43 p.m., March 2, 2015 Updated 10:25 p.m.
All four U.S. House members from Kansas supported a bill Friday that kept the U.S. Department of Homeland Security open for another week, but both of the state’s U.S. senators opposed it. The battle between Republican-controlled Congress and Democratic President Barack Obama centers on the president’s executive orders on immigration policy. By Peter Hancock

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