TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) — Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick says he opposes Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposals to increase tobacco and alcohol taxes to help close a projected budget shortfall. 98 more words
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KANSAS CITY, Mo — The thought of quitting smoking cold turkey can be overwhelming. But many smokers are willing to quit over months. It’s called the “reduce to quit” approach. 415 more words
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Today’s School Reform Commission is sure to generate fireworks, as commissioners vote on whether to approve new charter schools. Both sides of the issue are putting on the pressure. 144 more words
WICHITA, Kansas – Kansas is facing projected shortfalls of more than a $710 million.
To help balance the budget, the Governor released a plan Friday that included several tax hikes that have caught the attention of many, namely on cigarettes. 240 more words
First, I want to say that I have never smoked a cigarette, and I am in favor of everyone quitting. However, as a Kansas resident, I was shocked by Governor Brownback’s attempt to get rid of budget shortfalls by asking the legislature to almost triple… 284 more words