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State fiscal forecast improves dramatically

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Kansas revenue forecasters on Friday offered up a brighter picture of the state's fiscal health, showing a dramatically smaller deficit than what was projected...

UPDATED: Finance Council rejects $400 unemployment benefit

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(Updated with more complete reporting and edits throughout) The State Finance Council on Thursday rejected Gov. Laura Kelly's plan to spend $63 million to fund...

UPDATED: State school board rejects delaying school year

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(Updated to include more reporting with edits throughout) The Kansas Board of Education on Wednesday set aside Gov. Laura Kelly's executive order delaying the opening...

Sunday Reader: Super PAC fundraising; A new TV ad record

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Good morning everyone: Last week was like a track meet with so much news happening. A congressman charged with voter fraud, school openings to be delayed,...

Legislative staffer tests positive for COVID-19

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A staff member of the Kansas Legislature has tested positive for the coronavirus and is now self-quarantining at home. Tom Day, the director of Legislative...

Republican Senate candidates rebuff mask mandates

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The major Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate on Wednesday night rejected any proposal to mandate the wearing of masks as a way of...

Kelly announces support for emergency powers proposal

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday morning announced her support for a bipartisan plan that would settle differences with a Republican-controlled Legislature over how the...

Sunday Reader: Kobach ad flap, Pandemic politics

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Good morning everyone: We hope everyone is healthy this Sunday morning. A very busy political week with key Farm Bureau endorsements, U.S. Senate candidates David...

UPDATED: Governor rolls out plan for reopening Kansas economy

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(Updated to include comments from the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, Senate President Susan Wagle and House Republican leadership) Walking a tightrope between "non-negotiable public health...

Kelly predicts help seeking aid for budget deficit

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Gov. Laura Kelly said Monday she expects the state's congressional delegation will warm to the idea of using federal dollars to help offset the...