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Trump budget replicates disastrous Kansas approach. This won’t end well

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Trump budget replicates disastrous Kansas approach. This won’t end well

- When Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback first offered his plan to revive the Kansas economy, he famously called it a “real live experiment” in tax and spending policy. All Kansans know Brownback’s experiment failed. Dramatically cutting business taxes while raising other taxes for consumers did virtually nothing to increase employment relative to other states. It did leave state lawmakers struggling to cover massive budget deficits — work that continues even now and won’t end for another generation

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How Democrats blocked the latest Kansas tax plan

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How Democrats blocked the latest Kansas tax plan

- Rep. Tom Sawyer, in Wichita recovering from the flu, woke up late Monday afternoon. As he ate a bowl of oatmeal, he learned that the House would debate a tax bill that night, possibly paving the way for lawmakers to wrap the session within a few days if it passed. He threw some clothes on and started driving. He arrived in time and, at 8:29 p

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Missouri hospital and clinic to pay $34M to settle false claims suit

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Missouri hospital and clinic to pay $34M to settle false claims suit

- A Missouri hospital, clinic and infusion center have agreed to pay $34 million to settle a federal lawsuit that alleged they defrauded Medicare. The suit alleged that Mercy Hospital Springfield and its affiliate, Mercy Clinic Springfield Communities, had an improper financial agreement that provided kickbacks to oncologists based on the value of their chemotherapy referrals to the infusion center. “When physicians are rewarded financially for referring patients to hospitals or other health care providers, it can affect their medical judgment, resulting in over-utilization of services that drives up health care costs for everyone,” said Chad Readler, the acting assistant attorney general for the U

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Despite deal with Trump, Carrier cutting more than 600 American jobs from U.S. factory

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Despite deal with Trump, Carrier cutting more than 600 American jobs from U.S. factory

- Indiana heating and cooling company Carrier is eliminating more than 600 jobs from its Indianapolis facility, despite promises made as part of a deal with President Donald Trump to keep the positions in the U.S. In a letter received by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development on Monday, Carrier said it isn’t closing the facility but the job eliminations will be permanent

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‘Disgusted’ CEO Marcelo Claure condemns woman’s racially charged rant in Sprint store

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‘Disgusted’ CEO Marcelo Claure condemns woman’s racially charged rant in Sprint store

- A video of a female customer at a Sprint store in Virginia hurling racially charged insults at a male customer has drawn the ire of Sprint Marcelo Claure. he video, posted to Twitter on Monday , senior justice writer for the New York Daily News, has been r. “It’s happened again,” King wrote. “White woman calls polite Latino man a spic, threatens him, says she’s offended to hear him speak Spanish

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Trump budget slashes money of clean air and water programs

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Trump budget slashes money of clean air and water programs

- The Trump Administration budget released Tuesday slashes funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by nearly one-third, eliminating more than 3,800 jobs while imposing dramatic cuts to clean air and water programs. The White House's proposed spending plan for the EPA amounts to $5.7 billion, a 31 percent cut from the current budget year. Adjusted for inflation, that would represent the nation's lowest funding for environmental protection since the mid-1970s

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KU coach Bill Self is new NABC president

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KU coach Bill Self is new NABC president

- Kansas coach Bill Self is the new president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the coaches’ organization founded by Phog Allen. Self has started a two-year term and oversaw his first Board of Directors meeting earlier this month. He has served on the Board since 2007 and is a current member of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Oversight Committee

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Kansas House votes down latest plan for rollback of Brownback’s tax cuts

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Kansas House votes down latest plan for rollback of Brownback’s tax cuts

- Gov. Sam Brownback’s signature tax policy came away unscathed Monday as the Kansas House failed to pass a new tax plan that would have reversed much of the legislation the governor has long championed. The Kansas House voted down the new tax plan 53-68 Monday night. The proposal would have raised individual income tax rates and ended a tax exemption for certain business owners

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KBI searches for missing St. Joseph man in Doniphan County, Kan

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KBI searches for missing St. Joseph man in Doniphan County, Kan

- Authorities in Kansas were searching along the Wolf River in Doniphan County on Monday for a missing St. Joseph, Mo., man, according to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. The Doniphan County sheriff’s office had received information shortly before 9 a.m. Monday that led them to search for the man in their area, which is immediately west of St. Joseph. Soon after, authorities located the man’s vehicle

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KU notebook: Svi to announce future plans Wednesday; Lucas, Mason work out for teams

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KU notebook: Svi to announce future plans Wednesday; Lucas, Mason work out for teams

- Kansas’ Svi Mykhailiuk will announce his decision to remain in the NBA Draft or return to school for his senior season on Wednesday, KU coach Bill Self said Monday. Mykhailiuk, a 6-foot-8 shooting guard from Cherkasy, Ukraine, declared for the draft on April 12 but did not sign with an agent. He attended the NBA Combine on May 9-14 in Chicago where he impressed in shooting drills but injured his ankle, which forced him to miss the second and final combine game

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Getaway driver sentenced in Leawood bank robbery

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Getaway driver sentenced in Leawood bank robbery

- A Kansas City man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for his role in a Leawood bank robbery last August. Chad English, 43, was the getaway driver in the robbery and was sentenced Monday in federal court in Kansas City, Kan. He had pleaded guilty in February and on Monday received a sentence of 52 months for one count of bank robbery

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Jury selection begins in Tamika Pledger manslaughter case

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Jury selection begins in Tamika Pledger manslaughter case

- The trial for a Kansas City, Kan., woman charged with manslaughter in the traffic death of a teenage pedestrian starts this week. On Monday, jury selection began in the trial of Tamika Pledger, who is charged in the death of 16-year-old Tierra Smith and injuries caused to three other teens whom Pledger reportedly struck with her car in January 2015. Pledger, a longtime community activist and former county commission candidate, has pleaded not guilty

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Armadillo sightings are up in Kansas and Missouri; warmer winters may be the reason

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Armadillo sightings are up in Kansas and Missouri; warmer winters may be the reason

- It seems warmer weather has invited a new creature to roam our neck of the woods — or rather prairie, since we’re talking Kansas and Missouri. The Prairie Park Nature Center in Lawrence is reporting that the armadillo, a foraging, armor-plated mammal that is more commonly seen in warmer climates, has been spotted more frequently in backyards, driveways and even on city streets in the Lawrence area

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A Dogfish Head clam bake at Happy Gillis, a new Hawaiian shaved-ice shop opens in Liberty, Boulevard's Rec Center expands its hours, and more: food and drink events, May 22-28

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A Dogfish Head clam bake at Happy Gillis, a new Hawaiian shaved-ice shop opens in Liberty, Boulevard's Rec Center expands its hours, and more: food and drink events, May 22-28

- Lots of beer options tonight: First, No Other Pub (1370 Grand) is hosting a beer-and-bites event downtown from 6 to 9 p.m., featuring Boulevard Brewing Company beers. For $20 (tickets here), you get to sample four beers (Tank 7, Pale Ale, Hibiscus Gose and the Changeling) paired with small bites: brined chuck roast with the Tank 7, for example, and a Hibiscus Gose-soaked caramel apple with vanilla sea salt

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Former KU player Josh Jackson must apologize, attend anger management as part of diversion agreement

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Former KU player Josh Jackson must apologize, attend anger management as part of diversion agreement

- A diversion agreement for former Kansas men’s basketball player Josh Jackson includes stipulations that he attend anger management classes, refrain from alcohol and recreational drugs during the diversion period of 12 months and a write an apology letter, according to Douglas County court records. Jackson was originally charged with one misdemeanor count of criminal property damage after prosecutors alleged he kicked the driver’s door and rear taillight of a car driven by KU women’s basketball player McKenzie Calvert during the early morning hours of Dec

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Kansas attorney general: No demolition of Verrückt while investigation continues

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Kansas attorney general: No demolition of Verrückt while investigation continues

- Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Monday that while he understands the desire to tear down Verrückt, the 17-story water slide where Caleb Schwab was killed, that can’t happen until his staff completes its investigation into whether criminal charges are warranted. Schmidt’s office said in a statement that while his staff is moving as quickly as possible, there’s no way to predict when the investigation will conclude

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Gallery: Missouri tornado damage

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Gallery: Missouri tornado damage

- About this gallery: A massive tornado that tore through the southwest Missouri city of Joplin killed several people on May 22, 2011. PUBLISHED: MAY 23, 2011 Related Content

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  • Trump budget replicates disastrous Kansas approach. This won’t end well
    Trump budget replicates disastrous Kansas approach. This won’t end well

    , kansascity.com

    When Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback first offered his plan to revive the Kansas economy, he famously called it a “real live experiment” in tax and spending policy. All Kansans know Brownback’s experiment failed. Dramatically cutting business taxes while raising other taxes for consumers did virtually nothing to increase employment relative to other states. It did leave state lawmakers struggling to cover massive budget deficits — work that continues even now and won’t end for another generation

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  • Digital Life: Sprint, the internet and a Trump presidency
    Digital Life: Sprint, the internet and a Trump presidency

    , kansascity.com

    President Donald Trump has talked of a “huge anti-trust problem” with Amazon — the company promising thousands of paychecks in Johnson and Wyandotte counties. He’s moved to rework immigration rules in ways that might make it harder to bring specially trained workers into the country — critical to outfits like big tech employers Garmin and Cerner. His choice to head the Federal Communications Commission has pushed for looser rules governing telecommunications — perhaps changing the dynamics of the wireless business for Sprint

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  • Missouri hospital and clinic to pay $34M to settle false claims suit
    Missouri hospital and clinic to pay $34M to settle false claims suit

    , kansascity.com

    A Missouri hospital, clinic and infusion center have agreed to pay $34 million to settle a federal lawsuit that alleged they defrauded Medicare. The suit alleged that Mercy Hospital Springfield and its affiliate, Mercy Clinic Springfield Communities, had an improper financial agreement that provided kickbacks to oncologists based on the value of their chemotherapy referrals to the infusion center. “When physicians are rewarded financially for referring patients to hospitals or other health care providers, it can affect their medical judgment, resulting in over-utilization of services that drives up health care costs for everyone,” said Chad Readler, the acting assistant attorney general for the U

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  • Trump budget slashes money of clean air and water programs
    Trump budget slashes money of clean air and water programs

    , kansascity.com

    The Trump Administration budget released Tuesday slashes funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by nearly one-third, eliminating more than 3,800 jobs while imposing dramatic cuts to clean air and water programs. The White House's proposed spending plan for the EPA amounts to $5.7 billion, a 31 percent cut from the current budget year. Adjusted for inflation, that would represent the nation's lowest funding for environmental protection since the mid-1970s

    Categories: Science & Nature | 
    Tags: Natural environment |  Water | 
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