sequestration en Sequester Cuts 440 Fewer Kids In State Head Start Programs, 74 Fewer Spots In Wichita <p>The Kansas Head Start Association says 440 fewer children will be able to participate in its programs because of sequester cuts.</p><p>Before the federal budget cuts took effect earlier this year, <a href="">Kansas Head Start programs</a> had more than 9,000 slots for children from low-income families. The sequester this year reduced Head Start's budget by over 5 percent.</p><p>Head Start is designed to combat poverty by offering preschool education, improving early-childhood nutrition and well-being, and encouraging parent involvement.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 18:43:34 +0000 Kate Clause & Associated Press 22673 at Sequester Forces Some Head Start Facilities In Kansas To Close <p>Budget cuts forced by federal sequestration will mean the end of Head Start and Early Head Start in three south-central Kansas counties.<br><br>The closures in Pratt, Stafford and Kingman counties will take place at the end of this month.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 11:14:06 +0000 Bryan Thompson 19746 at Top Morning News 3.19.13 <p><em>Kansas House members will debate a $14 billion dollar budget; Kansas House is considering anti-abortion bill; Sequestration affecting tuition benefits for military service.</em></p><p><strong>Kansas House To Debate $14B State Budget</strong></p><p>Kansas House members are preparing to debate a $14 billion state budget for the next fiscal year.</p><p>The measure on Tuesday's calendar allocates nearly $6 billion in state general fund revenues. The budget covers spending for public schools and higher education, social services, and public safety.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:16:52 +0000 Briana O’Higgins & Kate Clause 14352 at Top Morning News 3.19.13