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  1. Downgraded: The Macro Outlook in WisconsinRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Econbrowser

    The Department of Revenue's Wisconsin Economic Outlook , released last week, details a noticeable deterioration in forecast performance, in just the eight months. Figure 1: Real personal income , and forecast from March 2014 , and November 2014 .

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  2. Poor pay leaves Kansas lacking jailersRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Business Journal

    Pay that starts at $28,000 a year and dangerous working conditions have left Kansas correctional facilities understaffed, officials testified at a legislative hearing, The Lawrence Journal-World reports. All of Kansas' adult correctional facilities are short-staffed, with vacancy rates of 10 to 20 percent, Rebecca Proctor , interim director of the Kansas Association of State Employees.

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  3. Kansas prisons face staffing shortages; pay cited as one reasonRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

    State correctional officers are being put at risk because of critical staffing shortages in state prisons, the interim director of the Kansas Association of State Employees told a legislative committee. Rebecca Proctor told the Joint Committee on Pensions, Investments and Benefits about instances of inmates attacking guards at the Hutchinson and Lansing prisons.

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  4. Gay Couples Sue Over Kansas Tax Filing PolicyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2013 | EDGE

    Two married gay couples in Kansas are suing to overturn a state policy preventing them from filing joint state income tax returns, arguing that the requirement is discriminatory and puts the couples "in second-tier" unions. But the attorney representing the two couples said Tuesday that the lawsuit in Shawnee County District Court is not a broad attack on the refusal by Kansas to recognize same-sex marriages that are legally granted in other states.

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  5. Kansas prisons face staffing shortagesRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | KMAN-AM Manhattan

    The interim director of the Kansas Association of State Employees says state correctional officers are being put at risk because of critical staffing shortages in state prisons. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Rebecca Proctor testified last week before the Joint Committee on Pensions, Investments and Benefits. 1 comment

  6. So they saidRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Wichita Eagle

    "The president is acting like a spoiled brat." - Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., to radio talk-show host Laura Ingraham before President Obama announced his executive action on immigration "Pulling back to a point of preservation, and not this aggressive expansion, wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing.

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  7. Mentor programs help teens through rough timesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Capital-Journal

    Kevin Shepherd, left, a Topeka attorney, is mentoring 17-year-old Dylan as part of the Topeka Youth Project's Mentor Program, which began in February. As part of the program, Topeka Metro hosted a group of teens and their mentors in early September for a bus tour of the capital city to show the teens where to find employment and education opportunities as well as places to shop for groceries and housing, all accessible by the city's bus routes.

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  8. Kansas weighs pension shift for corrections staffRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 22 | The Capital-Journal

    Kansas lawmakers are again weighing potential of shifting more than 2,000 state corrections department employees from their own distinct group in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System to a division in the pension system serving police officers and firefighters. The political decision about movement from KPERS' correctional fund to the Kansas Police and Firemen's section involves calculation of the overall cost to taxpayers as well as equitable treatment of government workers.

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  9. Utah woman wears colander for driver's license photoRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | Denver Post

    A Utah woman says she encountered only brief resistance when she recently had her driver's license photo taken while wearing a colander on her head as a religious statement. Asia Lemmon, whose legal name appears on her driver's license as Jessica Steinhauser, said the pasta strainer represents her beliefs in the satirical Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

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  10. Kansas won't issue new driver's licenses to married gay couplesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | KCTV5

    Gay couples are legally getting married in Kansas, but the state is refusing to allow couples to change their names on their driver's licenses to reflect their new married status. Some couples are disappointed to leave the courthouse with their marriage license only to find out that Kansas won't allow them to change their surname.

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  11. Pastafarian former porn star Asia Lemmon allowed to wear colander in driving licence photoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | The Independent

    Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies A former porn star in Utah has been allowed to wear a colander on her head in a photo for her driving license because of her Pastafarian beliefs. 1 comment

  12. Petition seeks House speaker's ouster as leaderRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Greenwich Citizen

    Kansas Democrats are seeking to remove House Speaker Ray Merrick from his leadership post because of disparaging remarks he made about government employees, but party leaders acknowledge they don't have much of a say in who holds that position. Merrick, a Stilwell Republican, told The Wichita Eagle last weekend that government workers produce nothing, and are a net consumer whose employment amounts to a Democratic jobs program that doesn't stimulate the economy.

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  13. Kansas agencies not recognizing gay marriages yetRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Greenwich Citizen

    Same-sex couples can get married in Kansas, but state agencies will not change policies that would allow them to do such things as legally change their names, government officials said. Gov. Sam Brownback 's administration will not make any policy changes to recognize same-sex couples while it defends the Kansas' gay marriage ban against a federal lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union , Brownback spokeswoman Eileen Hawley said Wednesday.

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  14. Kansas Agencies Not Recognizing Gay MarriagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | WIBW-TV Topeka

    Gay couples in Kansas can get married, but the state isn't yet allowing them to change their last names on their driver's licenses. The Wichita Eagle reports that state government agencies under Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's direction aren't yet changing their policies on recognizing marriages.

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  15. Gruber Earned $5.2 Million from Obamacare DeceptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Breitbart.com

    MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber, the Obamacare architect who bragged about deceiving the "stupid" American people to secure passage of the bill, has been paid an estimated $5.2 million by the federal government and 12 state governments for consulting services to assist in the design and implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Breitbart News exchanged emails with Professor Gruber on Tuesday in an attempt to confirm this estimate, but Gruber would neither confirm nor deny the amounts.

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  16. Kansas agencies not recognizing same-sex marriages despite court rulingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | The Wichita Eagle

    Although same-sex couples can legally marry in Kansas after a string of court decisions, state agencies are not offering them the same treatment as newly married heterosexual couples. State offices will not change their policies while the state appeals the federal ruling that overturned Kansas' ban on same-sex marriage, the governor's office said Wednesday.

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  17. Police investigate former Portland man's suspicious death in KansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | The Oregonian

    Law enforcement authorities are investigating the suspicious death of a former Oregon man whose body was found Saturday, Nov. 15, inside a car in a ditch north of Galva, Kansas. The McPherson County Sheriff's Office and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation are conducting a joint investigation and they have identified three persons of interest, according to a press release.

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  18. KU announces Kansas Certified Public Manager Program graduates for 2014Read the original story

    Wednesday Nov 19 | University of Kansas

    The University of Kansas Public Management Center has announced the 2014 graduates of the Kansas Certified Public Manager program. The graduation ceremony will take place Friday, Nov. 21, in the House Chamber at the Capitol in Topeka.

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  19. Woman wears colander for driver's license photoRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | The Fresno Bee

    Asia Lemmon, whose legal name appears on her driver's license as Jessica Steinhauser, is shown wearing a metal colander on her head on her Utah driver's license in this undated photo. Lemmon says the pasta strainer represents her beliefs in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and says state employees took the photo after she presented them with documents on religious freedom.

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  20. GOP lawmaker: Government employees "produce nothing"Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | Salon

    In the wake of dismal revenue figures indicating that Kansas will need to come up with $279 million in savings by June, the Republican speaker of the state House of Representatives is calling for drastic cuts to government services rather than increased taxation, asserting that government public employees "produce nothing." "Government employees produce nothing.

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