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Kansas lawmakers negotiate agreement on $15.5B state budget

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP/KSNT) – Negotiators for the Kansas House and Senate have agreed on a proposed budget that would limit increases in tuition at state universities. 127 more words


Kansas Senate's GOP leaders cancel debate on tax increases

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) –  Republican leaders in the GOP-dominated Kansas Senate have cancelled a debate over raising taxes to close a state budget shortfall.

Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce confirmed the decision shortly before the debate was to begin Thursday. 91 more words


Kansas isn't only state with big budget gap

ATLANTA Georgia – The nation’s economy is at its healthiest since the Great Recession, but a surprising trend is emerging among the states – large budget gaps. 101 more words

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Brownback and top GOP lawmakers at odds over income taxes

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and top GOP legislators are at odds over reconsidering an income tax break for business owners enacted by lawmakers three years ago. 120 more words


Maui hospitals hold public meeting as lawmakers discuss private partnership bill

A public meeting is set for Tuesday evening to address potential cuts in services and workforce reductions at state-run medical centers on Maui.

The Hawaii Health Systems Corporation Maui Region says it faces a nearly $30 million budget shortfall for fiscal year 2016, which begins July 1, 2015. 112 more words


KSU President worries tuition freeze hurts Kansas student's future

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Thursday the Kansas House Appropriations Committee will meet to discuss the fiscal forecast for the state.

The president of Kansas State University is speaking out against a proposal to freeze college tuition. 106 more words


Large part of Brownback budget plan in trouble

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An $80 million piece of Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s plan for balancing Kansas’ next budget is in trouble because a major health insurance company opposes it. 530 more words