fiscal cliff

News
5:36 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Top Morning News 12.06.12

New state arts agency presents strategic plan; Pompeo to talk to reporters about 'Fiscal Cliff'; Medicare open enrollment ends Friday; Hawker Beechcraft close to exiting bankruptcy.

New State Arts Agency Presents Strategic Plan, Hopes To Restore Federal Funds

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.

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Government
5:49 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Brownback Believes U.S. Will Avoid Fiscal Cliff

Gov. Brownback at a media event earlier this year.
Credit Stephen Koranda

Governor Brownback has some perspective on the issue of the Fiscal Cliff, having served in both the U.S. House and Senate.

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.

"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.

He also says what lawmakers may do is delay at least some of the tax increases and spending cuts.

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News
5:45 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Top Morning News 11.28.12

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.

Ex-Sen. Dole Hospitalized For Routine Procedure

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.

Watkins says the 89-year-old Dole is "doing very well" and is expected to leave the hospital Wednesday.

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Health
5:52 am
Mon November 26, 2012

'Fiscal Cliff' Threatens Senior Citizens’ Meals

Credit Roger Wollstadt / Flickr

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. 

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News
5:51 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Top Morning News 11.26.12

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

KS Agency Posting Tax Guidance Ahead Of New Law

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.

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