The official state Christmas tree ornament for Kansas this year recognizes the 150th anniversary of the founding of Washburn University, which is coming up in 2015.
Immediately after the presidential election, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced the state would not be setting up its own health insurance exchange.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is continuing his push for an extension of a federal wind energy tax credit.
Neither Kansas nor Missouri will be involved in setting up a health exchange, according to announcements by both governors Thursday.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is creating a task force to look for ways to improve the DMV system in Kansas.