Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Legislators Considering State Employee Pay Raises Amid Budget Shortfall

Kansas legislators are advancing a proposal to give most state employees a two-percent pay raise even as lawmakers wrestle with serious budget problems that...

Kansas Senate Rejects Spending Cuts To Balance Budget

Kansas legislators are rejecting the premise of cutting spending immediately to get the state through June without a budget deficit until it can collect...

Flat Tax An Option On State Budget Issues For Some Legislators

Some Republican legislators are floating the idea of having Kansas adopt a “flat” personal income tax as lawmakers consider raising taxes to fix the...

Kansas Senate To Debate Budget Balancing Proposal Thursday

Kansas legislators are advancing a new budget-balancing proposal to allow the state to pay its bills through June without cutting public school spending.The Senate...

Gov. Brownback Issues Emergency Declaration On Wildfires

Gov. Sam Brownback signed the final State of Disaster Emergency declaration Monday for 20 Kansas counties affected by wildfires that burned more than 651,000...