welfare http://kmuw.org en Drug Testing Law For Legislators Has No Penalties http://kmuw.org/post/drug-testing-law-legislators-has-no-penalties <p>Some Kansas lawmakers could be required to submit to drug testing next legislative session as part of a new law. But it appears there would be no legal or financial consequences if they test positive for drug use. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 23:17:06 +0000 Stephen Koranda 27943 at http://kmuw.org State Concerned About Welfare Benefits Being Spent On Gambling And Liquor http://kmuw.org/post/state-concerned-about-welfare-benefits-being-spent-gambling-and-liquor <p>The Kansas Department for Children and Families has announced a new initiative to cut down on and detect illegal use of state welfare benefits.&nbsp;<br><br>DCF Secretary Phyllis Gilmore says her department has hired additional staff to root-out fraud.<br><br>“We now have a director, full-time, devoted to anti-fraud efforts," she said. "There’s a chief investigator, two hotline administrative assistants and 16 fraud special investigators across the state.”<br> Mon, 20 May 2013 11:42:02 +0000 Stephen Koranda 17494 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 4.3.13 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-4313 <p><em>Wichita and Sedgwick&nbsp;County election results are in; Anti-abortion legislation passes in Senate; Drug testing bill ready for Gov's signature; Ogallala Aquifer group to meet; Prison art on display at Statehouse.</em></p><p><strong>Close Races For Wichita City Council, School Board</strong></p><p>Wichita and Sedgwick county elections were held Tuesday. Wichita saw close races in for both City Council and School Board.</p><p><a href="http://kmuw.org/post/close-races-wichita-city-council-school-board">More...</a></p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 10:32:25 +0000 Briana O’Higgins & Kate Clause 15113 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 4.3.13 Top Morning News 01.07.12 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-010712 <p><em>Wichita City Council seat to be filled; Browback&nbsp;names member to Board of Healing Arts; Thousands no longer receive state benefits due to stricter policies.</em></p><p><strong>Vacated Wichita City Council Seat To Be Filled This Week</strong></p><p>Four candidates from District IV will be considered this week for the interim Wichita City Council seat. Michael O'Donnell vacated his seat when he was elected to serve in the state Senate.</p><p><a href="http://kmuw.org/post/vacated-wichita-city-council-seat-be-filled-week">More...</a></p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 11:22:14 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 10831 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 01.07.12