Governor Sam Brownback is staying tight-lipped about his plans to fix a hole in the state budget. But as Stephen Koranda reports, Brownback says he's looking at all the options.
Following a meeting at the Statehouse, Brownback gave few details to the media about what he'll propose. He says all options are on the table, including tax increases or slowing future scheduled decreases.
Brownback also won't say whether he'll make budget cuts, known as allotments before lawmakers return to the Statehouse in January.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is trying to find out if Kansas has a backlog of untested sexual assault kits.
Officials say that across the country, hundreds of thousands of the kits remain untested.
The KBI recently sent surveys to all Kansas law enforcement agencies to identify if there is a testing backlog for the kits, which include swabs and specimens gathered during exams of sexual assault victims.
The group's director, Kirk Thompson, says the KBI doesn't think there is one, but wants to make sure.
A state agency says it sent out a news release before the election that incorrectly claimed poverty in Kansas had declined under Gov. Sam Brownback and did not issue a correction to the media when it became aware of the inaccuracy.
The U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for same-sex couples to marry in Kansas. The decision was handed down on Wednesday afternoon.
For now, Kansas is the 33rd state to allow same-sex couples to marry. The Supreme Court ordered the state to lift its ban while legal battles over the practice continue. County clerks across the state can begin issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.