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  • 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.


  • Kansas gives go-ahead again to new coal plant

    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.


  • 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

    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is shuffling his administration, naming the head of the state's aging and disabilities agency to be his new budget director.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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