Terry Bruce http://kcur.org en Kansas Governor Brownback Signs Judicial Selection Bill http://kcur.org/post/kansas-governor-brownback-signs-judicial-selection-bill <p>Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed a bill Wednesday that changes the way some judges in Kansas are selected. Under the new system, the governor will select candidates for the state appeals courts. The nominees will then need to be approved by the Senate.</p><p>The current system involves a nominating commission that selects candidates. The governor then chooses from those candidates. Brownback says the current system gives too much power to attorneys, who hold five of the nine seats on the commission.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:06:13 +0000 Stephen Koranda 34221 at http://kcur.org Kansas Governor Brownback Signs Judicial Selection Bill Kansas House And Senate Differ On Sales Tax http://kcur.org/post/kansas-house-and-senate-differ-sales-tax <p>The Kansas House and Senate are working on two bills that would cut income taxes, but they are very different in one aspect.</p><p>The bill that passed the Senate would make permanent a temporary sales tax that's set to expire later this year. The House plan would let the sales tax expire as planned.</p><p>Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce, a Republican from Hutchinson, says the sales tax wouldn't be a deal breaker.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:39:33 +0000 Stephen Koranda 33635 at http://kcur.org Kansas House And Senate Differ On Sales Tax