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    Legislators signal they’ll reject Kelly’s tax-and-spend budget proposal

    Gov. Laura Kelly’s FY 2022 budget proposal appears to be dead on arrival at the Kansas Legislature. Her record-setting $8 billion General Fund budget...

    David Toland draws two salaries as Lt. Gov. and Commerce Sec.

    Recently-sworn-in Lt. Governor David Toland will be continuing to serve as Secretary of Commerce during his tenure -- and will receive both his $123,000...

    De Soto students headed back to in-person learning Feb. 1

    Middle and high school students in the De Soto School District return to full-time, in-person learning on Feb. 1.  That would make them the...

    Trustees: Butler County Community College fails transparency test

    ELDORADO -- Two Butler County Community College trustees say they routinely have trouble getting information to which they are entitled. Trustee Shelby Smith said he...

    Lawmakers fast-track SB 13 Truth in Taxation property tax bill

    The Truth in Taxation transparency measure vetoed by Gov. Laura Kelly last year is back as SB 13, which requires city and county officials...

    K-State gets only FIRE green light free speech rating in KS

    Kansas State University ranks among the top colleges for free speech, according to an annual survey by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education,...

    KDHE rejects request for COVID death certificate info

    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment last week rejected a Kansas Open Records Act request submitted by the Kansas Policy Institute, which owns...

    United Van Lines: Kansas is the 6th most departed state

    According to a study by United Van Lines, in 2020, Kansas ranked sixth among the 50 states in the percentage of people moving out...

    COVID survival rate holding at 99.8% for adults 18-64

    Data from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment shows the COVID survival rate for all ages in Kansas is 98.7% as of January...

    2020 ACT score falls again, Kansas now below national average

    The average 2020 ACT score in Kansas declined for the fourth consecutive year, to 20.4, and the decline in college-readiness to 23% marked the...

    Osage, Coffey Counties missing vaccine, despite KDHE claims

    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says all 105 Kansas counties received doses of COVID-19 vaccines, but that’s not true according to officials...

    Misleading ‘highest COVID death rate’ claim is just KDHE reporting issue

    Today’s Wichita Eagle story about Kansas having the highest COVID death rate in the nation last week is just another reporting failure by mainstream...