KDOT http://kmuw.org en Top Morning News 3.11.2013 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-3112013 <p><em>Kansas House will take a final vote to merge KDOT with KTA; Kansas lawmakers begin talks on a bill that allows corporate farming; Mindstorms challenge encourages STEM education.</em></p><p><strong>Kan. House To Take Final Vote On Turnpike Measure</strong></p><p>The Kansas House has given first-round approval to a limited merger between the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Turnpike Authority, which manages the state's 236-mile toll road.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 10:33:37 +0000 Briana O’Higgins & Kate Clause 13964 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 3.11.2013 Few Details Released On Proposal To Merge KDOT, Turnpike Authority http://kmuw.org/post/few-details-released-proposal-merge-kdot-turnpike-authority <p>Gov. Sam Brownback has proposed merging the Kansas Turnpike Authority and the state's highway department, but so far few details have been released.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michael Johnston, president and CEO of the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KTA,&nbsp;</span>says he hasn't yet taken a stance on the proposal.</p><p>"We've not seen exactly, you know, what the governor plans, and we will in due time, but I'm just awaiting more details," Johnston says.</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:05:17 +0000 Stephen Koranda 11795 at http://kmuw.org Few Details Released On Proposal To Merge KDOT, Turnpike Authority Top Morning News 01.28.13 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-012813 <p><em>Turnpike CEO doesn't have many details on proposed KDOT merger; Nearly two out of five Kansas inmates are mentally ill; Calif. company buys into Kansas wind.</em></p><p><strong>Few Details Released On Proposal To Merge KDOT, Turnpike Authority</strong></p><p>Gov. Sam Brownback has proposed merging the Kansas Turnpike Authority and the state's highway department, but hasn't released many details as to how that will happen.</p><p><a href="http://kmuw.org/post/few-details-released-proposal-merge-kdot-turnpike-authority">More...</a></p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 11:39:41 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 11796 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 01.28.13 Top Morning News 11.15.12 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-111512 <p><em>Kline hearing in Kansas Supreme Court today; More Kansas families are struggling to make ends meet; Board of Education to consider cursive writing standards.</em></p><p><strong>Kline Ethics Case Before Kansas Supreme Court</strong></p><p>The Kansas Supreme Court is preparing to take up an ethics case against former Attorney General Phill Kline over his actions during investigations of abortion providers.&nbsp;The court will hear arguments from attorneys Thursday.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 11:42:06 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 8538 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 11.15.12