Kansas is moving closer to issuing $1 billion or more in bonds to bolster its pension system for teachers and government workers, even though many lawmakers see it as financially risky and Gov. Sam Brownback acknowledged Thursday, “I’d rather we weren’t doing this.”
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a $4.1 billion plan to overhaul Kansas’ school funding system. The governor signed the bill into law Wednesday during a private ceremony in the presence of GOP leaders.
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A Douglas County jury made the recommendation Monday for 20-year-old Sarah Gonzales McLinn of Lawrence after concluding her January 2014 killing of 52-year-old pizza shop owner Harold Sasko was committed in an “especially heinous, atrocious or cruel manner.”
A proposal in Kansas for protecting religious groups on public college campuses that want to restrict memberships to like-minded believers is advancing in the Republican-dominated Legislature, and a leading gay-rights advocate calls it “a license to discriminate.”
Officials have not released the names of the five patients at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis who developed listeriosis after eating products from one production line at the Blue Bell creamery in Brenham, Texas. But the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the five individuals were older adults and three of them were women.
Gov. Sam Brownback's former chief of staff is lobbying against a proposed tax increase on tobacco, one of the governor's primary proposals to balance the state's budget, according to Kansas secretary of state records.