Update: The House Appropriation Committee voted against the recommendation. Kansas is facing a nearly $500 million shortfall in the next fiscal year. Last week, Governor Sam Brownback announced his decision to abolish the Kansas Arts Commission, with an expected savings of about $600,000. A House budget committee this week has rejected Brownback's plan. And the recommendation is expected to go before the House Appropriations committee this morning.
So, it's just after Valentine's Day, and you don't want to be too obvious about your intentions. The truth is you'd like to heat up the flavored body oil for dessert and get things moving, if you catch our drift.
The President's budget, which was made public yesterday, pegs $150 million for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility. That's the Level 4 laboratory designed to test highly contagious pathogens and foreign animal diseases operated by the Department of Homeland Security. DHS awarded the $650 million project to K-State a couple of years ago.
Officials told reporters in a teleconference yesterday they were happy with the budget proposal.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – President Obama has included 150-million dollars in his budget for the next fiscal year to go ahead with the construction of the nation's premier bio-defense lab in Manhattan, Kansas.
The President's budget proposal did NOT include money for a federal office building in downtown Kansas City.
A Wichita businessman says he wants to reopen three closed racetracks in Kansas, including the Woodlands track in Kansas City, Kansas.
Penned by the sibling team of novelist Stephen Amidon and cardiologist Thomas Amidon, The Sublime Engine captures the story of the human heart through the world of science, history, culture and our bodies.
Kansas City, Kan. – General Vang Pao, a leader in the Hmong community, passed away in January. Some 400 people from the Hmong community gathered at the George Meyn Community Center in Kansas City, Kan., to remember Vang Pao.
Vang Pao led the CIA trained Hmong fighters in the 'secret war' during Vietnam. Later, Vang Pao moved to the U.S. to become a civic leader in the Hmong community.
A small, underground group of food enthusiasts meet to dine in the exclusive Test Kitchen.
By Anthonia Akitunde
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Thanks to reality television, chefs are stepping away from the stove and into the spotlight. But one area woman is taking local chefs out of those extreme circumstances to create meals on their own terms, with 20 foodies in tow to eat it up.
Did you forget to make a dinner reservation? Don't panic: Chef Nigella Lawson is here to help with some suggestions for a heartfelt, home-cooked meal. She talks with NPR's Steve Inkseep about her simple but sexy Date Steak ... and for dessert? Churros in hot, chocolate dipping sauce.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Thirty eight times since the current school year started, fire alarms have been sounded for Southwest Early College Campus in Kansas City. Fourteen were actually fires. Today there were more.
TOPEKA, Ks. – The Kansas House today (Friday) gave approval to the so-called "Health Care Freedom Amendment" to the state constitution. The amendment is aimed at exempting Kansans from any federal requirement to purchase health insurance. It passed the House with a 91-27 vote but will likely face an uphill battle in the Senate.
Steve Morris, a Hugoton Republican, is president of the Senate. He generally doesn't favor constitutional amendments.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City's mayor gave the council his comments on the city manager's budget proposal yesterday, and they repeated familiar Mark Funkhouer themes. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today (THUR) unveiled his comprehensive plan for growing the state's economy.
Members of the Kansas House are expected to take a final vote today on a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would make it illegal for any law to force someone to buy health insurance.