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Updated May 17, 2016 at 3:06 PM

PITTSBURG — Ongoing budget turmoil at the state level has resulted in a negative financial outlook for four of Kansas’ seven public universities — including Pittsburg State University. Outlooks also changed to negative last week for Kansas State University and Wichita State University, which joined the University of Kansas and the State of Kansas on institutions given negative outlooks by Moody’s Investors Service. Moody’s noted the outlooks...

Updated May 2, 2016 at 11:06 PM

TOPEKA — The budget narrowly approved by legislators early Monday morning will delay payment of the state’s pension system and likely lead to highway and higher education cuts. The Senate approved a budget at 3 a.m. which had...

Updated May 2, 2016 at 2:18 PM

TOPKEA — Senators argued on Sunday over a bill naming a Crawford County bison herd after the late Bob Grant for “political reasons.” Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley (D-Topeka) accused Sen. Jake LaTurner...

Updated Apr 25, 2016 at 6:59 PM

Local officials were livid Thursday after word came down that the project to widen Highway 69 to four lanes all they way to the Crawford County Line would be delayed by at least 18 months. An aide to Kansas Governor Sam Brownback unveiled...

Updated Mar 10, 2016 at 4:37 PM

TOPEKA — State lawmakers are eyeing funding changes that could dramatically impact early childhood education in Southeastern Kansas. The funds in question were allocated to the state in 1999 from a settlement with tobacco...

Updated Mar 4, 2016 at 8:00 PM

PITTSBURG — State Sen. Jake LaTurner on Friday said he was standing behind a measure he proposed to require cities in Kansas to hold elections if local officials want to raise property taxes by a level higher than the average...

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