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    Kansas' top environmental regulator gave the go-ahead Friday for the construction of a $2.8 billion coal-fired power plant, only days before the federal government was expected to announce new rules for utilities designed to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick, a Stilwell Republican, presides over the chamber during its formal, annual adjournment ceremony, Friday, May 30, 2014, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Merrick says he expects the state to bounce back from recent monthly revenue shortfalls. (AP Photo/John Milburn)

    Kansas tax collections fell $217M short in May

    Kansas collected $217 million less in taxes than it expected in May, news that is likely to intensify a political debate over income tax cuts championed by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, though his administration said Friday that the shortfall is a temporary problem tied to federal tax issues.

  • Recent Kansas editorials

    The Hutchinson News, May 23

  • Kansas investing $9.5M in mental health programs

    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and his administration announced Tuesday an investment of $9.5 million in state and federal funds to expand mental health services and agency coordination.

  • More than half of Kansas in drought emergency

    Drought conditions are continuing to worsen in Kansas despite recent rain, prompting Gov. Sam Brownback to declare half the state in a drought emergency.

  • Recent Kansas editorials

    The Manhattan Mercury, May 15

  • Kansas governor shuffles agency heads

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  • Pittsburg, Kan., teachers Salli Chowning, front left, and Regina Winemiller, front center, in the white cap, protest with other educators and supporters of public schools, Saturday, May 17,. 2014, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Participants question Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's commitment to public schools. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

    Teachers protest governor at Kansas Statehouse

    Teachers and education advocates protested Saturday at the Kansas Statehouse against what they described as Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's policies attacking public schools.

  • Some in crowd at Obama event boo Kansas governor

    Kansas is seen as hostile political territory for Democratic President Barack Obama, but part of the crowd at a Topeka event featuring first lady Michelle Obama booed Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.

  • Brownback signs Kansas budget bill

    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on Friday vetoed a $5 million transfer from the state's share of a national tobacco settlement that legislators sought to divert to the Kansas Bioscience Authority.

  • Kansas counties brace for loss of mortgage fees

    Gov. Sam Brownback said Thursday that Kansas is helping home buyers and its economy by phasing out a mortgage registration fee, but the state's counties are bracing for revenue losses.

  • Kansas opening law enforcement records to public

    Kansas will give its residents more information about the activities of law enforcement agencies under a new law taking effect in July.

  • Moody's: Spending cuts needed to offset tax cuts

    Kansas needs to make more spending cuts to offset tax cuts enacted by Gov. Sam Brownback and the Legislature last year, but it won't be easy, a report released by Moody's Investor Services this week said.

  • Recent Kansas editorials

    The Clay Center Dispatch, May 8

  • Kansas considers revised permit for coal plant

    The state's top environmental regulator is considering whether to clear the way again for a new coal-fired power plant in southwest Kansas, but environmentalists contend that Gov. Sam Brownback's administration is taking short cuts to ensure that the $2.8 billion project is built.

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  • "If he will start working with the Congress, legitimately engage, bring people over to the White House or go over to Capitol Hill and talk to people, I think you've got a real shot at tax reform," he said on CNBC, immediately following the interview with the president.

    Obama takes aim at 'corporate deserters' →

  • But getting something accomplished will require a personal initiative by the president, said Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback.

    Obama takes aim at 'corporate deserters' →

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