Government

Kansas Budget
5:42 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Brownback Moves To Shrink Waiting Lists For Disabled

Gov. Sam Brownback says the state will move more quickly than expected to shrink waiting lists for disabled residents who are seeking in-home services.

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Government
7:48 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Democrat Kicks Off Campaign To Win Back Kansas House Seat

Topeka Democrat Ann Mah kicked off her campaign for the Kansas House Monday.

Mah served in the House for eight years before losing to Topeka Republican Ken Corbet by only 21 votes last November.

Mah was the Legislature's most vocal critic of Secretary of State Kris Kobach. A political action committee formed by Kobach backed Corbet.

After the 2012 election, Mah fought successfully in court to obtain the names of voters whose ballots had been set aside by election officials, in hopes of contacting them and helping them correct problems.

Voting Laws
5:51 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Problems Linger With Voter Citizenship Law

Kansas lawmakers have learned that administrative issues are likely to linger from a state law requiring new voters to provide proof of their U.S. citizenship.

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Criminal Sentencing
4:54 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Special Session Yields Ideas For 2014 Legislation

The recent special legislative session in Kansas could lead to new bills for consideration in 2014.

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Childhood Poverty
5:47 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Kansas Childhood Poverty Group Releases Report

A panel appointed by Gov. Sam Brownback is recommending several strategies for reducing childhood poverty, including strengthening marriages, improving educational opportunities and reforming welfare-to-work programs.

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Court Appointments
5:44 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Legislators Not Finished With Court Appointment Debate

Leaders of the Kansas House and Senate Judiciary committees expect lawmakers to renew consideration of the way judges are appointed to the state Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.

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U.S. Congress
4:39 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Syria Strike Not Popular with Kansas Delegation

The all-Republican Kansas congressional delegation is almost unanimous in its opposition to a U.S. military action in Syria.

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Government
1:02 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Despite Gains Last Year, KPERS Funding Gap Rose By $1 Billion

Though the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System reported a 14.5 percent net return on investment last year, the fund's gap between assets and liabilities rose by $1 billion last year.

KPERS executive director Alan Conroy told state lawmakers Wednesday that deferred losses from the market collapse in 2008 are mostly to blame for the system's unfunded liability increase to $10.2 billion.

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Court Appointments
5:10 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Kansas Senate Confirms Stegall Nomination

The Kansas Senate has confirmed the nomination of Caleb Stegall to the Kansas Court of Appeals.

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Government
7:32 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Group Seeks Repeal Of Kansas Voter Citizenship Law

About 100 people from the Wichita-based voter advocacy group KanVote rallied at the State House Tuesday urging legislators to repeal the new voter law. But their effort immediately stalled.

The NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union and Equality Kansas have also called publicly for the law's repeal.

More than 15,900 legal Kansas residents' voter registrations are "on hold" because they have yet to provide proper documents; until then, they can't legally vote.

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