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  1. Kansas officials await word on this month's tax collectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | KAKE

    The state Department of Revenue's report to be released Tuesday afternoon comes as lawmakers worked on proposals to erase a budget shortfall projected at nearly $600 million for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Tax collections for the current fiscal year through February were $38 million short of official projections, about 1 percent less than anticipated. If tax collections exceed expectations again this month, it could make closing the projected budget shortfall easier for lawmakers and Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.

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  2. Kansas Officials Await Word On This Month's Tax CollectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WIBW-TV Topeka

    The state Department of Revenue's report Tuesday afternoon was coming as lawmakers worked on proposals to erase a budget shortfall projected at nearly $600 million for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Tax collections for the current fiscal year through February were $38 million short of official projections, about 1 percent less than anticipated. If tax collections exceed expectations again this month, it could make closing the projected budget shortfall easier for lawmakers and Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.

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  3. Kansas officials await word on this montha s tax collectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | KSNT-TV Topeka

    Kansas officials are waiting to see whether state tax collections this month met expectations. The state Department of Revenue's report Tuesday afternoon was coming as lawmakers worked on proposals to erase a budget shortfall projected at nearly $600 million for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Tax collections for the current fiscal year through February were $38 million short of official projections, about 1 percent less than anticipated.

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  4. Federal judge inclined to dismiss Muslim's lawsuit against Shawnee County JailRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

    A federal judge recently promised to dismiss a practicing Muslim's religious rights lawsuit against the Shawnee County Jail unless that former inmate, convicted murderer Eddie A. Gordon Sr., cures several deficiencies in the complaint. U.S. District Judge Richard Rogers issued a 26-page order March 20 in which he gave Gordon 30 days to show good cause as to why the suit shouldn't be dismissed.

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  5. U.S. Supreme Court to review Carr brothers, Gleason casesRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

    In this combination of 2013 photos provided by the Kansas Department of Corrections, is Reginald D. Carr, left, and Jonathan D. Carr. The United States Supreme Court will take on the Carr brothers case in a decision that could have implications for all Kansas inmates sentenced to death.

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  6. Kansas officials hope budget puzzle pieces drop into placeRead the original story

    Sunday | Washington Times

    Republican Gov. Sam Brownback hopes the GOP-controlled Kansas Legislature wraps up several key budget issues this week, though he's not pushing lawmakers to finish a spending blueprint for state government that also erases a projected shortfall of nearly $600 million. The Senate has approved a $15.5 billion budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 that won't balance without tax increases.

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  7. Manspeaker accepts diversion agreementRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | The Capital-Journal

    Topeka City Councilman Chad Manspeaker and the Shawnee County District Attorney's Office on Friday reached and signed a diversion agreement to resolve a misdemeanor charge filed against Manspeaker on March 17. Assistant District Attorney J. Todd Hiatt said the agreement calls for the charge to be dismissed if Manspeaker successfully completes a diversion program by complying with provisions of the agreement over the next 12 months. Manspeaker acknowledges in the agreement that he failed to include all his substantial interests in a statement of substantial interests he filed last June as part of a campaign for a Shawnee County Commission seat, Hiatt said.

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  8. El Dorado Mom Paroled 3 Years After Daughter Died Of Child AbuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | WIBW-TV Topeka

    The Kansas Department of Corrections tells KAKE News it released Alyssa Haag on parole today, the first day she was eligible. Jayla Haag died in March of 2012.

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  9. Parole Denied in Riley County Murder CaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | KMAN-AM Manhattan

    A 59-year-old man convicted in Riley and Shawnee Counties for murders that occurred 37 years ago apparently has been denied parole. Albert Williams was considered for parole in January public comment sessions but a recent entry on his status reported by the Kansas Department of Corrections shows his earliest possible release date as March of 2023.

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  10. Bringing Abortion Back to WichitaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Ms. Magazine

    This March, for Women's History Month, the Ms. Blog is profiling Wonder Women who have made history-and those who are making history right now.

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  11. Chamber opposes Brownback tax proposalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Capital-Journal

    The Kansas Chamber of Commerce argued against Gov. Sam Brownback's tax proposals designed to help balance the state budget during a Wednesday legislative hearing. The Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee met to hear arguments in support and opposition to Senate Bill 234.

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  12. Sin tax talk hits TopekaRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Hays Daily News

    Supporters and opponents of raising cigarette and liquor taxes faced off before lawmakers Tuesday for the first time in more than a month. The Senate Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on proposed hikes in so-called sin taxes.

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  13. Senate moves to stop Taylor-made ballot withdrawalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | The Capital-Journal

    The Senate responded to last year's U.S. Senate ballot controversy Tuesday by advancing a bill restricting withdrawals from general election ballots to candidates who die, suffer a medical hardship in the immediate family or move to another state. The Republican-dominated chamber gave first-round approval to House Bill 2104 in response to an appeal by Secretary of State Kris Kobach to alter state law to prevent repeat of the maneuver by Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor, winner of the August primary for U.S. Senate, to drop out of that statewide race.

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  14. At Senate hearing, talk of booze and smokesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | The Capital-Journal

    Supporters and opponents of raising cigarette and liquor taxes faced off before lawmakers Tuesday for the first time in more than a month. The Senate Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on proposed hikes in so-called sin taxes.

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  15. Senate endorses bills on EMS subpoenas, presidential primaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | The Capital-Journal

    The Senate scuffled over the right of individuals to resist state power Tuesday before giving first-round approval to a bill granting authority to the Emergency Medical Services Board to impose fines, issue subpoenas and investigate alleged violations by EMS personnel. Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau, D-Wichita, said lack of permission to thoroughly review complaints had hampered the state regulatory board.

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  16. KBI agent, ambulance workers among potential witnesses in case against Chad ManspeakerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | The Capital-Journal

    A Kansas Bureau of Investigation agent, a Shawnee County Sheriff's Office captain and ambulance company employees are among potential witnesses in the Shawnee County District Attorney's office's case against Topeka City Councilman Chad Manspeaker, according to the criminal complaint. Manspeaker failed to include all his substantial interests in a statement of substantial interests he filed last June as part of his campaign for a Shawnee County Commission seat, contends the complaint for a misdemeanor charge filed against him last week.

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  17. How murderer registries work in other statesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | MLive.com

    In a handful of states, residents can punch their address into a database and pull up a list of convicted murderers who walk their streets. Curious neighbors can have details at their fingertips: A violent offender's home address, criminal sentence and physical description or picture.

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  18. Big bills to view public documents discourage public accessRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 21 | Lebanon Democrat

    The public's right to see government records is coming at an ever-increasing price, as authorities set fees and hourly charges that often prevent information from flowing. The public's right to see government records is coming at an ever-increasing price, as authorities set fees and hourly charges that often prevent information from flowing.

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  19. Kansas man gets more than 10 years in death of exterminatorRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | The Capital-Journal

    Barrett's trial was delayed when he was ruled incompetent to stand trial in 2009 after experts said he suffered from schizophrenia. A judge ruled in 2010 that Barrett could stand trial.

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  20. Kansas man gets more than 10 years in death of Clay Center exterminatorRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | KSNT-TV Topeka

    Barrett's trial was delayed when he was ruled incompetent to stand trial in 2009 after experts said he suffered from schizophrenia. A judge ruled in 2010 that Barrett could stand trial.

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