fiscal cliff http://kmuw.org en Top Morning News 12.06.12 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-120612 <p><em>New state arts agency presents strategic plan; Pompeo&nbsp;to talk to reporters about 'Fiscal Cliff'; Medicare open enrollment ends Friday; Hawker Beechcraft&nbsp;close to exiting bankruptcy.</em></p><p><strong>New State Arts Agency Presents Strategic Plan, Hopes To Restore Federal Funds</strong></p><p>Leaders in the Wichita arts community yesterday met with the director of the newly formed Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, to talk about the organization's strategic plan.</p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 11:36:09 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 9489 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 12.06.12 Brownback Believes U.S. Will Avoid Fiscal Cliff http://kmuw.org/post/brownback-believes-us-will-avoid-fiscal-cliff <p>Governor Brownback has some perspective on the issue of the Fiscal Cliff, having served in both the U.S. House and Senate.</p><p>He says going over the cliff could have a significant impact on Kansas. One example would be cuts to defense spending, which could affect military facilities in the state. But right now, he’s optimistic.</p><p>"The idea that we'd actually go over the fiscal cliff does not seem to me like one that's likely to happen," says Brownback.</p><p>He also says what lawmakers may do is delay at least some of the tax increases and spending cuts.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 11:49:10 +0000 Stephen Koranda 9105 at http://kmuw.org Brownback Believes U.S. Will Avoid Fiscal Cliff Top Morning News 11.28.12 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-112812 <p><em>Bob Dole hospitalized for a routine procedure; Karl Rove to speak at ranchers convention in Wichita; Gov. Brownback says he thinks the U.S. will avoid the Fiscal Cliff.</em></p><p><strong>Ex-Sen. Dole Hospitalized For Routine Procedure</strong></p><p>Senator Bob Dole of Kansas has checked himself into Walter Reed Army Medical Center for what his spokesperson, Marion Watkins, described as a routine procedure.</p><p>Watkins says the 89-year-old Dole is "doing very well" and is expected to leave the hospital Wednesday.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 11:45:34 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 9106 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 11.28.12 'Fiscal Cliff' Threatens Senior Citizens’ Meals http://kmuw.org/post/fiscal-cliff-threatens-senior-citizens-meals <p></p><p>If Congress fails to come up with a package of budget cuts and tax hikes to avoid the automatic cuts scheduled for the first of January, thousands of senior citizens in Kansas may not get a daily, hot lunch.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 11:52:30 +0000 Bryan Thompson 8994 at http://kmuw.org 'Fiscal Cliff' Threatens Senior Citizens’ Meals Top Morning News 11.26.12 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-112612 <p><em>Primers on new tax law to be posted; Kline's lawyers want a probe in wake of fired research lawyer; The 'Fiscal Cliff' threatens meals for senior citizens</em></p><p><strong>KS Agency Posting Tax Guidance Ahead Of New Law </strong></p><p>The Kansas Department of Revenue is posting guidance regarding two provisions of the state income tax law ahead of changes that take effect in January.</p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 11:51:30 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 8995 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 11.26.12