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Government
2:04 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Kansas Budget Director Resigns

Gov. Sam Brownback says he's accepted the resignation of state Budget Director Steve Anderson. The governor commended his work and diligence.

Anderson will leave his office, effective the end of this month. He says he's taking more time with his wife and sons.

Anderson is a certified public accountant and managing partner of Anderson, Reichert and Anderson, LLC. The governor named him budget director in late 2010. As a member of the Governor's Economic Growth Team, he worked to strengthen the economy and create jobs for Kansans.

Government
8:10 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Georgia Is The Next State To Recognize Your Kansas Concealed Carry Permits

Kansas residents with concealed carry permits can now carry their weapons in Georgia.
 
Attorney General Derek Schmidt says that Georgia has become the 33rd state to honor permits issued in Kansas.
 
Kansas lawmakers passed new gun legislation this year that recognizes all valid out-of-state permits when a non-resident permit holder is traveling in Kansas. 
 
The new law also requires people with concealed carry permits who move to Kansas to obtain a state-issued concealed carry license.
The changes took effect in July.  
 

Abortion
5:50 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

City Council Takes No Action On Clinic Rezoning

The Wichita City Council has taken no action on efforts by abortion foes to use zoning laws to drive out a clinic that performs abortions.

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Government
7:06 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Kansas AG Joins National Effort To Fight Human Trafficking

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has been appointed to a national committee focused on combating human trafficking.

Schmidt's office says he's the first Kansan to serve on the Human Trafficking Committee of the National Association of Attorneys General.

The appointment comes in the same year that Kansas legislators voted to strengthen the state's anti-trafficking law.

Government
8:16 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Call For Special Legislative Session Draws Support And Questions

Gov. Brownback during a ceremony announcing the special session.
Credit Stephen Koranda

In 2005, 17-year-old Robert Haberlein and two other people entered a Dollar General store in Bonner Springs. It was late in the day and only one person, 44-year-old Robin Bell, was working in the store. The three overpowered Bell and took her into the back of the store, forcing her to open the safe. They beat her before shooting and killing her.

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2014 Election
6:03 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Democratic Leader Forms Gubernatorial Campaign Committee

Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis has formed a campaign committee for a potential run for the Democratic nomination for governor next year.

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Government
7:02 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Bob Knight Considers Another Term As Wichita Mayor

Former Wichita mayor Bob Knight is considering another campaign for that office.

Legislature
4:17 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Brownback Officially Calls Special Session

Governor Sam Brownback Tuesday signed a proclamation officially calling a special session of the Kansas Legislature in September.

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Government
8:54 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Brownback Won't Set Date To Unveil Judicial Nominee

Gov. Sam Brownback
Credit Stephen Koranda / File Photo

Gov. Sam Brownback won't set a date for nominating a candidate for an open seat in the state's appeals court system.

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Historic Places
4:35 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

State Finance Council Approves Sale Of Dillon House

Credit Stephen Koranda

The State Finance Council Monday approved the sale of a historic building across the street from the Kansas Statehouse.

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