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Posted Jul 1, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Edward Flentje’s op-ed dated June 20, 2014 misrepresented the facts about Governor Brownback’s tax cuts and their alleged effect on property taxes, as well as, the Governor’s commitment to funding our state obligations. As the Director of the Division of Budget, I will first address the funding levels of those areas Mr. Flentje mentioned in his piece.  He asserted, "State income tax cuts are being paid for by abandoning, cutting and restricting...

Posted Jun 20, 2014 at 9:15 AM

There were other things on the agenda for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism commission, which met at Pittsburg's Lamplighter Inn on Thursday. That included topics like 2015 turkey regulations, late migratory bird seasons, and...

Posted Jun 19, 2014 at 9:43 AM

If there's one thing to know about transportation work, it's that it doesn't take place overnight.But nonetheless, the Kansas Department of Transportation is moving forward with several projects with local impact.The first is a...

Posted Jun 17, 2014 at 8:30 AM

When Pittsburg State University combined elements from the chemistry department at the College of Arts and Sciences, the plastics engineering technology program in the College of Technology and the Kansas Polymer Research Center, then added...

Updated Jun 11, 2014 at 10:20 PM

It's been a while since the Kansas Lottery Commission went through the process of opening up the applications for a state-owned casino in the state. But when the time came to make the one decision at their discretion, they acted on...

Updated May 23, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Chuck Smith, R-Pittsburg, filed for the Kansas House of Representatives, District 3, Friday morning in Girard.Smith has been a member of the Pittsburg community for over three decades, impacting the lives of countless area residents as a...

Updated May 15, 2014 at 9:17 AM

Those listening to Wednesday's conference call of the Kansas Lottery Commission were in for a little disappointment if they expected to hear anything about prospects of casino in Southeast Kansas.With the new law introducing lower casino...

Posted May 12, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Posted May 11, 2014 at 2:30 PM

On April 30th Senator Jacob LaTurner sponsored the following pages, shown left to right are: Emma Davis of Ft. Scott, Jayce Milburn of Arcadia, Senator LaTurner, Governor Brownback, Jurnee Adams of Galena, Matthew Palmer of Baxter...

Posted May 3, 2014 at 9:30 AM

The Kansas Department of Transportation is everywhere in the state -- all 105 counties. That's a good thing, too, because it means KDOT is always on the scene when something goes wrong."Probably, if we were not the first, we were one...

Updated Apr 28, 2014 at 10:07 PM

The Goerke family was watching television in their living room on Sunday evening, when something caught Trinidy Goerke’s eye. “I saw a piece of plywood flying down the road. I said we’d better run to the basement,” he...

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