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1 | Dec. 18, 2014 |
Kansas is one of only 14 states that levies a sales tax on food. And its 6.15 percent per dollar is the second highest in the nation, trailing only Mississippi’s 7 percent rate.
1 | Dec. 09, 2014 |
A former physician now in the Kansas Legislature says she will promote a bill expanding background checks for gun sales because she believes gunshot wounds are a public health issue.
0 | Dec. 09, 2014 |
The governor will use his power of allotments to make fee sweeps and spending cuts to close a $280 million budget gap in the current fiscal year. The biggest money transfers come from the state highway fund, at $96 million, and Kansas Department of Health and Environment, at $55 million.
2 | Dec. 01, 2014 |
Rep. Tom Burroughs of Kansas City, the newly elected leader of the 28-member Democratic minority in the House, said the state’s budget problems will be “the challenge” of the upcoming session.
1 | Dec. 01, 2014 |
The senior advocacy group plans to introduce a bill in the upcoming legislative session requiring hospitals to demonstrate follow-up care instructions for caregivers before their loved ones are sent home.
0 | Nov. 21, 2014 |
The chairwoman of the Kansas Democratic Party said polling didn’t indicate the Medicaid expansion issue was much of a difference-maker with voters.
0 | Nov. 19, 2014 |
Rep. Jim Ward, a Wichita Democrat and member of the KanCare Oversight Committee, urged members to recommend the formation of an investigative committee. But six Republicans on the committee opposed his request.
1 | Nov. 19, 2014 |
While the state already faces a projected $280 million revenue this budget year, an additional $40 million is needed to meet rising KanCare costs.
0 | Nov. 12, 2014 |
A $278 million budget shortfall in the current fiscal year creates uncertainty for officials with school districts across Kansas.
0 | Nov. 10, 2014 |
Kansas budget experts downgraded estimates of how much money the state will receive in taxes, creating a $278 million budget hole for this fiscal year.
0 | Oct. 28, 2014 |
Little attention is being paid statewide to the Kansas House's 125 races. But a few key contests could decide whether a coalition of Democrats and moderate Republicans emerges as a foil for the Senate.
0 | Oct. 21, 2014 |
Rep. Susan Concannon, a Beloit Republican and vice chair of the health committee, says expanding Medicaid eligibility in Kansas is "something we should look at."
0 | Oct. 02, 2014 |
A series of agencies that serve older Kansans are under scrutiny after one in Johnson County published an article critical of a health care compact the Legislature passed last session.
0 | Sep. 29, 2014 |
A spokesperson for Gov. Sam Brownback says the process to select private companies to operate the $3 billion KanCare program was "open and fair."
0 | Sep. 24, 2014 |
Republican legislators who supported a health care compact bill have written an article for a Johnson County senior publication that states the compact saves Medicare.