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  • Teacher protest greets Brownback in western Kansas

    Gov. Sam Brownback has been met on a trip to western Kansas by public school teachers and retired teachers protesting a new state law eliminating tenure.

  • Kansas joining compact against federal health law

    Kansas is joining a proposed compact with other states that hope to exempt themselves from the federal health care overhaul, and Republican Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday rejected criticism that the move will jeopardize seniors' benefits.

  • Kansas will nullify local regulation of guns

    Kansas will strip cities and counties of their power to regulate guns and nullify local gun regulations in July, ensuring it will be legal across the state to openly carry firearms and adding to a string of victories in recent years by gun-rights advocates.

  • State workers' pay an issue for Kansas lawmakers

    Kansas legislators are considering proposals to give state workers modest salary increases but end their guaranteed longevity bonuses, and a union official said Tuesday that the combination could lower the pay of many employees.

  • Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback answers questions from reporters following a reception for former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, Monday, April 21, 2014, in Overland Park, Kan. Brownback has signed a school funding bill that eliminates tenure for public school teachers. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

    Brownback signs Kansas school funding bill

    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed a school funding bill Monday that increases aid for poor districts in order to satisfy a portion of a state Supreme Court ruling and also ends the state's mandate for teacher tenure.

  • Kansas school funding measure awaits signature

    A Thursday deadline is approaching for Gov. Sam Brownback to make a decision on whether he will sign a bill increasing spending for Kansas public schools.

  • Kansas governor signs technical abortion changes

    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed abortion legislation addressing legal issues raised in state and federal lawsuits filed by abortion providers.

  • Governor lets SE Kansas casino bill become law

    Gov. Sam Brownback is making it easier for the state to bring a casino to southeast Kansas, despite his personal qualms about expanding legalized gambling.

  • Kansas officials boost revenue estimates by $178M

    Kansas officials projected Thursday that the state will collect nearly $178 million more in revenues than previously thought through June 2015, brightening its short-term budget picture.

  • Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signs legislation that will require health insurance companies to provide coverage for some services for children with autism, as legislators, parents and advocates for children with autism watch, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Overland Park, Kan. Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, a reconstructive plastic surgeon, is to the governor's immediate left. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

    Kansas to mandate some health coverage on autism

    Kansas will require health insurance companies to cover services for hundreds of children with autism starting next year under a bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Sam Brownback after a six-year fight by lawmakers and parents for at least a limited mandate.

  • Praeger, Kansas groups urge health compact veto

    Republican Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger and several health care organizations urged Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday to veto legislation that would allow Kansas to join a multistate health care compact.

  • Recent Kansas editorials

    The Wichita Eagle, April 11

  • Brownback meeting college students, administrators

    Gov. Sam Brownback is going on the road to meet with Kansas college students and administrators about recent decisions on funding for higher education.

  • Analysis: Kansas poised to end K-12 teacher tenure

    Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is all but certain to resist pressure to veto a proposal that would end tenure for public school teachers, approved by the Legislature as part of a court-mandated education funding plan.

  • Kansas GOP leader defends plan on teacher tenure

    A top Kansas Republican sought Wednesday to quell criticism of a proposal to eliminate tenure for public school teachers approved by the Legislature as part of a court-mandated school funding plan, suggesting the anti-tenure measure is not as harsh as portrayed.

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  • Brownback has said that eliminating the state law on tenure simply leaves employment issues to local school boards.

    Teacher protest greets Brownback in western Kansas →

  • Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, a Republican, announced Wednesday that he has signed a bill preventing local officials from restricting the sale of firearms and ammunition or regulating how guns are transported and stored, a measure designed to ensure that the state's open-carry laws can effectively operate statewide.

    Georgia's new carry law a big win for gun rights →

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