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October 01, 2019 - 6:59 pm
Kansas is reporting that it collected $43 million more in taxes than anticipated in September. The Department of Revenue said Tuesday that the state collected $744 million in taxes during the month when its official revenue forecast predicted $701 million. The surplus is nearly 6.2%. Revenue...
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October 01, 2019 - 5:53 pm
A man who attacked staff members at a Topeka television station in 2012 is now charged with assaulting a county corrections officer. Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay announced Monday that Ray Miles is charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery. Prosecutors allege...
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September 30, 2019 - 7:52 pm
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has issued a legal opinion declaring that a new and aggressive state policy for taxing online sales is invalid. Top Legislative leaders immediately demanded Monday that Gov. Laura Kelly require the Department of Revenue to rescind the policy. The department...
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September 30, 2019 - 7:22 pm
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has opened a review of options for expanding Medicaid in Kansas with warnings against work requirements and a limited expansion. Kelly gave opening remarks Monday at the first meeting of a council she appointed to provide the Legislature with policy guidance ahead of next...
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September 27, 2019 - 7:37 pm
A state committee has agreed to replace a plaque commemorating the completion of the Kansas Capitol renovation that named only former Gov. Sam Brownback with a plaque bearing the names of four governors involved in the project. The original plaque was installed during a dedication ceremony in 2014...
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September 26, 2019 - 6:49 pm
A man charged in the shooting death of a former Washburn University football player and the wounding of current New York Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine has pleaded not guilty. The pleas were entered Thursday on behalf of Francisco Mendez, 18, who faces 12 charges after the April 28 shooting...
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September 26, 2019 - 6:45 pm
A prosecutor says an Army soldier charged with distributing information about making explosives online is a Satanist who wanted to overthrow the U.S. government. Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony Mattivi said during a federal court hearing Thursday in Kansas that Jarrett William Smith, 24, had a...
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September 23, 2019 - 8:22 pm
Kansas is reporting its second death from a vaping-related lung disease in less than two weeks. Gov. Laura Kelly announced Monday that a man over 50 has died. The state health department said it is not releasing the names, hometowns or other details about people who've died or become sick to...
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September 20, 2019 - 7:07 pm
Kansas is reporting that unemployment in the state dropped to 3.2% in August and was at its lowest rate in more than 20 years. The state Department of Labor said Friday that the state gained private-sector jobs during the month and over the past year. Labor economist Emilie Doerksen said the state...
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September 20, 2019 - 6:35 pm
The Kansas Board of Regents is requesting a $95.3 million increase in state tax funding for 32 universities and colleges in the system. $50 million of that proposal advanced this week would go to the six public universities that some regents hope could result in a second year of tuition freezes for...
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