Kansas budget

Higher Education
5:23 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Regents Request Budget Restoration

The Kansas Board of Regents has asked the governor to restore tens of millions of dollars in higher education spending that was cut this spring.

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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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2013 Legislative Session
8:39 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Brownback Signs 2-Year Budget

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback on Saturday showed his frustration with part of the state budget passed by the GOP-dominated Kansas Legislature by vetoing the entire Department of Corrections allotment for fiscal year 2015.

Brownback signed the bill containing a budget of more than $14 billion for each of the next two fiscal years, starting in July.

Although the governor used his power to veto multiple line items, most of the decisions made by lawmakers about spending will take effect.

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6:18 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Kansas Attorney General To Governor: Don't Cut My Budget

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is urging Gov. Sam Brownback to veto provisions in the proposed state budget.

Schmidt says he and county prosecutors object to two provisions that would take funds from his agency. One is a provision that diverts $600,000 in fees from applications for concealed carry permits. Schmidt says the  money shouldn't be used for general government programs.

He also opposes a salary cap for state agencies.

Kansas Budget
3:54 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

KS Regents Blast University Budget Cuts

Members of the Kansas Board of Regents Thursday criticized the cuts to higher education in a budget passed by the state Legislature.

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Kansas Budget
6:09 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Transportation Group Praises Funding

A Kansas coalition that's been a vocal advocate for continued spending on highway projects is pleased that legislators preserved funding for the state's ongoing transportation program.

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Kansas Bureau of Investigation
5:58 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

New Budget Includes KBI Projects

The budget approved by Kansas lawmakers over the weekend includes funding for two priorities of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

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5:50 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

State Budget Talks On Hold

Negotiators for the Kansas House and Senate still haven't decided when they'll resume talks aimed at reconciling differences between the two chambers on budget issues.

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2013 Legislative Session
3:02 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

House, Senate Continue Budget Work But Have Not Reached Compromise

The House Appropriations Committee is resuming some work on the 2014 budget Monday.

The House committee is scheduled to tackle small funding issues related to bills that are already signed into law.

All Legislators will return from their month-long break on May 8.

Still, several committees have met to prepare for the rest of the session. The Senate Ways and Means Committee met on Thursday, and the House Appropriations Committee is set to work on the budget Monday and Tuesday.

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