Ride-hailing company Uber is increasing its lobbying efforts to persuade Governor Sam Brownback to veto a bill Uber says will force it to leave the state.
The bill would increase the insurance requirements for Uber drivers and force them to undergo background checks through the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Uber connects drivers and riders through a mobile app.
The company has arranged for a truck with a sign saying, "SB 117 Destroys Kansas Jobs" to circle downtown Topeka since the bill passed the Legislature.
A House panel decided to restore Governor Sam Brownback's request to use millions of dollars from the Kansas Department of Transportation to fill gaps in other state spending, which reverses a decision made last week.
The governor wants to take $724 million dollars from transportation projects.
Last week, the House Transportation Budget Committee voted to reduce that amount by $280 million dollars, allowing about $444 million to be transferred during fiscal years 2016 and 2017.
Kansas Secretary of Transportation Mike King is asking lawmakers not to touch one of KDOT’s funding sources.
Lawmakers will be looking for ways to fill a budget gap, and the money could be attractive. As KPR’s Stephen Koranda reports, four-tenths of a percent of the state sales tax goes to KDOT for road projects.
Secretary King says the sales tax funding is a steady source of income, which is important when they’re borrowing money.
All four victims' bodies have been recovered from the crash site.
Update at 11:10am on 11/01/14
AP has reported that authorities have removed the bodies of three victims from the Wichita flight training facility damaged in Thursday's small plane crash, as well as the cockpit voice recorder. Their names have not been released.
Investigation begins into the cause of a deadly plane crash near Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport on Thursday. KMUW’s Carla Eckels reports….
A Beechcraft King Air 200 struck the top of the FlightSafety International building. Four people have been confirmed dead. City of Wichita officials say three of the victims were from the Wichita area and one is from another country. Police spokesman Doug Nolte says the crash site is unsound.
There were 4 deaths as the result of a plane crash on 10-30-14, at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport. The building was deemed unstable and crews are still active at the scene. KMUW's Abigail Wilson reports...
The pilot of the small twin-engine plane reported losing engine power just after takeoff. The aircraft crashed into the roof of the FlightSafety International building which is on airport property. The crash killed the pilot, who was the only person on the plane; three people inside the building were also killed by the crash.
Four people died in a firery crash yesterday morning at Wichita's Mid Continent Airport - five people were taken to Via Cristi hospital, three were released as of Thursday night. KMUW's Aileen LeBlanc has more . . .
There were flight training simulation classes going on in the FlightSafety Building, owned by Cessna, when the plane tore through its roof. Mathew Price is here from Canada and he was in class - right before 10 a.m. Thursday morning.