Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is urging Gov. Sam Brownback to veto provisions in the proposed state budget.
Schmidt says he and county prosecutors object to two provisions that would take funds from his agency. One is a provision that diverts $600,000 in fees from applications for concealed carry permits. Schmidt says the money shouldn't be used for general government programs.
Legislation that cuts Kansas income taxes over the next five years is now law.
Gov. Brownback signed House Bill 2059 this morning during a signing ceremony at a construction site in Overland Park. Brownback followed that event up with a signing ceremony this afternoon at the McGinty Machine Company in downtown Wichita.
Holcomb city council has voted to delay implementing a new state law that allows concealed weapons in public buildings. City administrator Robin Pena said the six-month extension will give Holcomb time to create a plan to keep everyone safe.
The law takes effect July 1, but local governments are allowed to seek a delay until Jan. 1, 2014.
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute says the Kansas is replacing some of the nation's strongest science standards for public schools with weaker, multi-state guidelines. The education think tank released its findings today.
Educators from 26 states, plus the National Research Council, worked together to develop the new standards. The Kansas Board of Education voted to adopt just this week.
A commission that evaluates medical transport services has placed the accreditation of EagleMed LLC of Wichita on hold. Eileen Frazer of the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems said her agency will look for trends as it investigates the third EagleMed helicopter crash since 2010.
The helicopter crashed Tuesday night near the Choctaw Nation Health Care Center in Talihina, Oklahoma. A patient in the helicopter died, but it was uncertain whether it was because of the crash or the patient's previous medical condition.
Many moons ago, I read somewhere about Google's way of treating its employees, which was almost like pampered children-- with free food, and weight rooms, and office compounds very much like amusement parks.