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SRS Closing Marysville Office

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The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services plans to close nine service centers across Kansas in a cost-cutting move–including the office in Marysville. The agency said Friday that SRS beneficiaries will see no disruption in services as their cases are reassigned. No staff layoffs are anticipated since workers will be reassigned to neighboring offices. The Legislature directed SRS to ... Read More »

Taddiken and Schwartz Appear at Public Meeting

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State Senator Mark Taddiken and Kansas House Representative Sharon Schwartz participated in a public meeting on Saturday morning at the Marysville City Building. Approximately 70 people listened to both elected officials summarized the actions currently taking place in the Kansas Legislature. Their statements were followed by a question and answer time. The state budget was one of the main topics. ... Read More »

Who did it? Multi-million dollar tax-exemption

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In a follow-up to last week’s story about the Keystone Pipeline:  a multi-billion dollar oil pipeline under construction in Kansas. Six counties are arguing that they will lose millions of dollars in property taxes because Kansas lawmakers gave the project a 10-year tax exemption.  Six affected counties:  Washington, Cowley, Marion, Dickinson, Butler, and Clay have hired an attorney to see if ... Read More »

Parkinson Vows to Veto Further Cuts

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Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson drew a “budget deficit” line in the sand this weekend in an interview with Kansas City Television Station KMBC saying, “If they’re going to try to balance this budget with further cuts, they’re going to need 2/3’s of this Legislature to do it because I’ll veto that plan.” Parkinson made it clear he would veto any ... Read More »

Senator Lee Comments On State Budget

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Last week was the last week of the regular session of the Kansas Legislature. After a three week break, legislators will return to Topeka for the wrap-up session which is expected to end sometime in mid-May. This past week the Senate and the House gave final approval to the fiscal year 2010 budget bill. 36th District State Senator Janis Lee ... Read More »