budget

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April 19, 2017 - 9:37 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas will use $291 million in internal government borrowing to avoid a deficit in its current budget and pay bills on time through June. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback signed the budget bill into law Tuesday. The measure allows the state to avoid short-term cuts in aid to...
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April 17, 2017 - 9:22 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A budget proposal that puts a passenger train route that passes through Kansas at risk is raising concerns. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that President Donald Trump's budget calls for the elimination of federal subsidies for some money-losing long-distance train routes...
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April 17, 2017 - 1:42 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A budget proposal that puts at risk a passenger train route that passes through Kansas is raising concerns. President Donald Trump's budget calls for the elimination of federal subsidies for some money-losing long-distance train routes. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said in an...
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April 06, 2017 - 8:05 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate has approved a bill that would continue a statewide property tax for public schools for another two years. The vote Thursday was 39-1 and sends the measure to the House. The bill would raise $635 million for schools during the 2017-18 school year and another $...
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April 01, 2017 - 10:27 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers will push next week toward solving a complicated puzzle to fix the state's serious budget problems. They're trying to decide how much to increase taxes without being certain about how much they'll spend on public schools or government programs. Lawmakers hope to...
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March 29, 2017 - 8:50 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate has decided to short state contributions to public employee pensions under the state's 2018 and 2019 budgets to give lawmakers more options in raising taxes to make the books balance. But senators expect to revisit the pension issue later. They gave first-round...
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March 22, 2017 - 6:55 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators are trying to avoid the kind funding moves with public employee pensions that previously clouded the retirement system's long-term financial health. But lawmakers are wrestling with the state's serious budget problems and were not sure Wednesday whether the...
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March 17, 2017 - 5:45 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The cost of upgrading security at Kansas' major mental hospitals in Osawatomie and Larned in order to avoid allowing concealed carry firearms in the building could reach $25 million. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports a state law beginning in July requires an open-door policy at...
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