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Kansas’ Two Biggest Utilities Get Merger Approval, and more in the Today In Kansas Report.

Karen EmerickMay 25, 2018

Kansas utility regulators have approved the merger of the two largest electric companies operating in the state. The Kansas Corporation Commission's decision Thursday that means Topeka-based Westar Energy and Great Plains Energy of Kansas City, Missouri, will become subsidiaries of a new company called Evergy. Great Plains is the parent of Kansas City Power & Light. The new company will have a...

Legal Wrangling Continues Over School Finance – and more in the Today In Kansas Report

Karen EmerickMay 24, 2018

Federal prosecutors indict two online gamers and the California man accused of making the hoax calls that led a police officer to fatally shoot an unarmed man in Wichita. The indictment unsealed Wednesday charges the suspected caller with conspiracy, false information and hoaxes, cyberstalking, interstate threats and other crimes. Two others, one each from Ohio and Kansas, face conspiracy, obstruc...

Lt. Governor Tracy Mann visits NW Kansas Friday, May 25

Sacha SanguinettiMay 24, 2018

Lt. Governor Tracey Mann will be touring the Northwest Kansas region. Schedule of stops listed below. All are open to the public and the media. 8:00am-9:00am Scott County Hospital 201 Albert Ave. Scott City, KS 67871 10:15am-11:15am Bird City Century II Devo Foundation 107 W Bressler Bird City, KS 67731 11:15am-12:45pm (MST) Northwest Tech 1209 Harrison Ave. Goo...

Today in Kansas Report – Wednesday May 23rd

Karen EmerickMay 23, 2018

Schlitterbahn is accusing the state Department of Labor of publishing "misleading and false information" about its Kansas water park by releasing an audit from a recent state inspection. A state inspection last week found 11 alleged violations of amusement park regulations at the park in Kansas City, Kansas, where a 10-year-old boy died in 2016. An anti-abortion activist who shot and wounded an...

Rawlins County Golfers Take State

Ross VolkmerMay 22, 2018

DODGE CITY , KS -- Behind four top ten performances they Rawlins County golf team took home the 1A state title at Dodge City's Mariah Hills. Buffalos were led by freshman Kendrick Woody who placed 5th shooting a 12-0ver, 83. The other three golfers who placed inside the top ten were seniors Jerry Oelschlager who shot a 15-0ver, 86, Maverick Green & Braden Leitner who each shot an 18-over 89...

Police arrest 18 protesters inside Kris Kobach’s office

Karen EmerickMay 22, 2018

Police arrest 18 people protesting inside Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office as part of a demonstration against his policies. The 18 were arrested for criminal trespassing by the Capitol Police. About 40 protesters with the Poor People's Campaign gathered outside the building with Kobach's office to decry his stance against illegal immigration and the proof of citizenship requirement f...

Election reform bill signed by Governor Colyer

Sacha SanguinettiMay 21, 2018

TOPEKA- Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. today signed House Bill 2539, a bill to reform several aspects of Kansas’ electoral system, including for the first time, a minimum age to run for Governor. Overall, the bill amends the qualifications for candidacy for several statewide elected offices, creates law requiring manual audits of elections, amends law related to the timing of the election canvasses ...

High Speed Chase in Thomas County

Shelby GardnerMay 15, 2018

On Monday, May 14th of 2018 a high speed chase went through the areas of Colby, Rexford, and Gem. Thomas County Sheriff's Department, Colby Police Department, Sheridan County Sheriff's Office, Kansas Highway Patrol, and Kansas Bureau of Investigation all took part in the case. The official press release from Thomas County Sheriff's Department on the events from yesterday is shown below. **Offic...

S&P Upgrades Kansas Rating from Negative to Stable

Sacha SanguinettiMay 7, 2018

Topeka- S&P Global Ratings announced Friday their revised outlook on its Issuer Credit Rating (ICR) on the state of Kansas to stable from its previous rating of ‘negative’. S&P also upgraded the state’s appropriation-secured debt to stable from negative and affirmed their “A+” rating on that debt. Governor Colyer issued the following statement in response: “Today's upg...

April tax receipts in Kansas higher than anticipated

Sacha SanguinettiMay 1, 2018

TOPEKA—Total FY 2018 revenue receipts are 20 percent, or over $1 billion higher than last year, data from the latest collections report released Tuesday showed. Tax receipts for April are $293.1 million above April 2017, with individual income tax accounting for $239.2 million of that total. Sales tax receipts for the month are $202.9 million, or $10.7 million above last April. “We antic...

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