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Kansas Budget

We're Not in Kansas Anymore!

Jeffrey Ann Goudie | Posted 02.11.2017 | Politics
Jeffrey Ann Goudie

The Wizard may rule Oz, but it's not too late to pull back the curtain.

Kansas Dodges Debacle But Still No Budget

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics

By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Kan. June 6 (Reuters) - While still unable to agree on a budget, Kansas lawmakers on Saturday averted a ...

Kansas May Furlough 7,000 Workers Due To Revenue Shortfall

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Kan., June 5 (Reuters) - More than 7,000 state employees in Kansas would be furloughed on Monday if state lawmakers ca...

Waitress Gives Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback A Tip

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics

A waitress serving Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) Saturday evening didn't ask for a tip -- instead, she left one for the governor. No, not that kin...

Kansas Is So Broke That It Has To Auction Off Sex Toys

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

Kansas' budget woes are so dire that the state government has resorted to selling off furry handcuffs and vibrators seized by its revenue department. ...

Friday Talking Points -- First Marijuana TV Ad Created

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This ad will likely be followed by other companies' ads -- all competing freely in a marketplace for customers -- which means it does represent a historic turning point.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Sequestration Austerity Hits 'Ultra-Conservative Utopia' | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As across-the-board federal budget cuts ripple across the country, local officials in Kansas have been left scrambling to fund air traff...

John Celock

Democrat: 'Oblivious' GOP Gov's 'Unheard Of' Plan | John Celock | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics

Kansas Democrats are fighting back against what they say are "unheard of" budget cut proposals and a predicted revenue shortfall from which the state ...

John Celock

Lawmakers Surprising Final Action | John Celock | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics

Kansas lawmakers may have worked through the weekend with no nap breaks, but the state remains the only one in the nation without a redistricting plan...

John Celock

State Budget Crisis Closes Courts | John Celock | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

Kansas state courts will shut down for five Fridays this spring to save money in a state budget crisis that includes a $1.4 million hole in the court ...

The Arts Aren't in Kansas Anymore, Toto

Tom Silva | Posted 08.22.2011 | Arts
Tom Silva

Art is about things that can't be reduced to the objective field and the territory of economics. It is about historical memory and creating an interpretive frame for the future. The arts will endure because they are at the core of the human impulse. It's that simple.

Kansas Budget Error Could Cost State Higher Ed $3.6 MILLION

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

An simple error in Kansas' state budget bill could cost the state's higher education fund $3.6 million. The Associated Press reports: The amendment ...