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Posted Jul 1, 2015 at 7:50 AM

Smokers beware, the increase on a pack of cigarettes isn’t the local corner store price gouging, but rose from a state tax increase to reduce a more than $400 million budget shortage. Starting today, the affect of a tax bill will raise the price of cigarettes across the state by 50 cents per pack. State sales tax will also increase from 6.15 percent to 6.5 percent to help the shortage. The tax bill also abolishes a number of tax deductions and lowers the property and...

Posted Jun 19, 2015 at 7:38 AM

In response to the avian flu, the Kansas Department of Agriculture issued an order on Monday that will stop all poultry shows in Kansas, the Crawford County Fair will be one of those shows. The fair, which runs from July 9 to...

Updated Jun 10, 2015 at 6:19 PM

Despite some movement forward on the state Legislature creating a tax plan to help balance the budget in the state, as of 6 p.m. Wednesday there was no official deal in place.That means that the threat by Gov. Sam Brownback and state...

Updated Jun 5, 2015 at 6:34 PM

Pittsburg State University officials this morning moved forward with a plan to enforce state-mandated furloughs as 280 employees were notified they would not be allowed to come to work or be paid if lawmakers and the governor do not agree to a...

Updated May 30, 2015 at 9:59 PM

The Kansas Legislature passed the 100 day mark for this session, despite being scheduled for just 90 days. Legislators have locked horns over how to solve the state's $400+ million budget shortfall.While the Legislature attempts to solve...

Updated May 22, 2015 at 7:14 PM

The Kansas House passed a bill on Thursday that will mean a change in voter habits for municipal elections. It'll also mean frustration for local school districts.Specifically, the bill — if it's signed by Gov. Sam Brownback...

Posted Apr 23, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Mike King isn't thinking about Kansas transportation right now. Rather, he's wanting to get people thinking about Kansas transportation of the future."When we talk about a vibrant Kansas, I...

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