Top Morning News 01.08.12
Legislators worried about the drop in state revenue; Bills have already be introduced for the 2013 legislative session; State warns about Kansas-caught fish consumption.
KS Legislators Warn About Drop In State Revenue
Democrats in the Kansas House say legislators have been warned that Governor Sam Brownback's tax cuts are likely to mean there's less cash to go around.
Bills Coming In For 2013 Legislative Session
Kansas lawmakers have filed a handful of proposals for the annual session that starts next week, including measures requiring more audits of state agencies.
One proposal would change the way audits are conducted on the security of the state's information technology infrastructure. The bill would allow auditors to file reports if they find evidence that a project is unlikely to meet its goals or is being implemented inefficiently.
Another bill would require an audit of the state treasurer's office when a new treasurer takes office, to ensure that all property and assets were accounted for.
Legislators are also proposing minor changes in a law that provides tuition assistance to members of the Kansas National Guard.
State Warns About Kansas-Caught Fish Consumption
State officials have issued revised fish consumption advisories for this year, because locally caught fish may be contaminated by environmental pollutants.
Women In Farming Meeting Tackles Risks, Legal Issues
A conference designed for women in farm management will tackle a wide range of issues, from financial risks to farming in the city. Registration has opened for the Women Managing the Farm conference, which takes place February 7 and 8 in Manhattan.
The conference aims to reach women who own land, who manage farms, or who are otherwise involved in agricultural careers.
This year's agenda includes more than a dozen sessions on topics like estate planning, crop insurance, drought management, and social advocacy.