Tom Sloan

Several Kansas lawmakers are telling Republican leaders they won't vote to increase taxes unless they also get a chance to vote on a Medicaid expansion plan.

The legislator leading the effort says including expansion in the package being negotiated to balance the budget could influence the votes of up to 20 moderate Republicans in the House.

Jim McLean has more.

Report: Kansas Among Fastest Growing Wind Markets

Aug 7, 2013

A new government report shows Kansas is among the largest and fastest-growing wind energy markets in the country.

The Energy Department says Kansas ranks third among all U.S. states in the percentage of in-state electricity generation from wind power.

The state installed more than 1,400 megawatts of new wind power capacity in 2012; Kansas' total capacity is now 2,713 megawatts.

The department says that Kansas now has enough capacity to generate more than 20 percent of its electricity from wind energy.