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  1. State revenue totals fall $47 million short in JanuaryRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | Hays Daily News

    State revenue plunged in January, falling $47 million below expectations that had been lowered just months earlier. The grim number will complicate efforts to close Kansas' budget shortfall -- which already stands at $279 million.

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  2. Kansas tax collections $47M short of expectations in JanuaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NewsOK.com

    Kansas collected $47 million less than anticipated this month, signaling that Gov. Sam Brownback and legislators may have to be more aggressive with spending cuts or other measures to balance the budget. But the Department of Revenue said Friday that a key factor was greater-than-expected income tax refunds during the month, with the federal government processing returns more quickly than it did last year.

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  3. Lawmakers look to deeper cuts as revenue numbers fail again to meet expectationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KSNT-TV Topeka

    Kansas Lawmakers are working to eliminate nearly $300 million dollars in shortfalls for this fiscal year, and now that number is growing. The Kansas Department of Revenue released the monthly report Friday afternoon, and the numbers were not what they were hoping for.

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  4. Kansasa January tax receipts $47 million short of projectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Wichita Eagle

    Tax receipts for Kansas missed expectations by nearly $50 million in January, exacerbating the state's already pressing budget problems. The state missed projections by 8.4 percent, taking in about $560 million in tax revenue for January, $47 million less than had been projected in November, according to a release from the Department of Revenue on Friday.

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  5. Revenue falls $47 million short in JanuaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Capital-Journal

    State revenue plunged in January, falling $47 million below expectations that had been lowered just months earlier. The grim number could complicate efforts to close Kansas' budget shortfall - which already stands at $279 million.

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  6. More pessimistic Kansas revenue forecast expectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2014 | KSNT-TV Topeka

    Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and the GOP-dominated Legislature will get new revenue projections that are expected to make the state's budget problems look worse and intensify discussions about trimming spending. Legislative researchers, members of Brownback's budget staff, Department of Revenue officials and university economists are meeting Monday afternoon to draft a new financial forecast for state government.

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  7. 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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  8. Kansas officials await word on January tax collectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | KSNT-TV Topeka

    The state Department of Revenue's report Friday afternoon was coming as lawmakers worked on proposals to eliminate a projected $279 million shortfall in the state's current budget. The state also faces an additional, projected $436 million gap between anticipated revenues and spending commitments for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The projected gaps are pegged to revenue predictions made in November.

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  9. Kansas measure would boost penalties for burglariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Daily Herald

    A bill in the Kansas Senate would stiffen penalties for home burglaries, but senators are worried that the measure might further strain the state's crowded prisons. Assistant County Attorney for Leavenworth Christopher Scott testified to the Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee on Tuesday that other than murders and rapes, home burglaries touch victims on a deeper level than any other crime.

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  10. State forces early checkout for KCK hotelRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | Business Journal

    A Kansas City-area hotel was forced to close Tuesday, thanks to its parent company not paying its bills.

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  11. Meet the council candidatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | The Capital-Journal

    Sandra Clear, 700 N.E. Greet St., filed on Monday to represent Topeka City Council District 2. Clear, 59, has lived in Topeka's 2nd District her entire life and currently teaches at Osage City Middle School. Christina Rondash, 31, on Friday filed to run for Topeka City Council District 4. She is a project manager for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and has lived in Topeka for 28 years.

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  12. Candlewood Suites owner reaches agreement to pay after tax seizureRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | The Capital-Journal

    Sheriff's office vehicles sit in the parking lot of Candlewood Suites, 914 S.W. Henderson, Tuesday morning after the hotel was seized by the state around 7 a.m. for failure to pay taxes. Candlewood Suites hotel, 914 S.W. Henderson, was seized at 7 a.m. Tuesday by the state for failure to pay taxes.

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  13. Kansas closes 2 hotels over unpaid taxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | KAKE

    Guests at a Topeka hotel got a startling wake-up Tuesday morning when the hotel they were staying in was seized by the State of Kansas for non payment of taxes.

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  14. Guests forced out of hotel by 7 a.m. after Candlewood Suites seized for not paying taxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | The Capital-Journal

    Candlewood Suites hotel, 914 S.W. Henderson, was seized at 7 a.m. Tuesday by the state for failure to pay taxes. Candlewood Suites hotel, 914 S.W. Henderson, was seized at 7 a.m. Tuesday by the state for failure to pay taxes.

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  15. Brownback's budgetRead the original story

    Monday Jan 26 | Hays Daily News

    Gov. Sam Brownback's budget proposes the current K-12 education funding formula be repealed by July 1. The formula has been in place since the early 1990s. During his State of the State Address, Brownback requested the Legislature comprehensively reform school finance.

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  16. Will GOP change tune on cigarette tax hike?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | The Wichita Eagle

    It will be interesting to see how the Legislature's GOP leaders respond to Gov. Sam Brownback's call to raise cigarette taxes by $1.50 per pack and also to hike liquor taxes. Back in 2004, after then-Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and then-Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger proposed a 50-cent-a-pack increase in cigarette taxes to fund health care coverage for more low-income Kansans, Sen. Les Donovan, R-Wichita, referred to that "monster tax increase on cigarettes" as "the single best thing we could do for the Missouri economy."

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  17. Free Tax Preparation Help Available Through KansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | WIBW-TV Topeka

    The assistance sites are a partnership between the Kansas Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, called VITA. Community IRS trained and certified volunteers, with support from the United Way of Greater Topeka, will be on site to help complete electronically filed Federal and State individual income tax returns and limited Kansas Homestead Claims & Property Tax Relief Claims.

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  18. Obama seeks $80b more for child careRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Boston.com

    President Obama on Thursday unveiled plans to greatly increase federal assistance to working Americans struggling to afford child care, choosing a Democratic pocket in a solidly Republican state to sharpen the contrast between the parties' economic visions. In an appearance at the University of Kansas, Obama called for an $80 billion expansion of a federal program that provides child care subsidies to low- and middle-income families with children ages 3 and younger, nearly doubling the aid and offering it to more than 1 million additional children over the next decade.

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  19. Obama pitches economic plan in Kansas, where governor has sought to slash taxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Los Angeles Times

    President Obama speaks at the University of Kansas in Lawrence about his "middle-class economics" initiative. Kansas' Republican governor has pursued austere fiscal policies, but has had to back off them as state revenues have lagged.

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  20. 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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