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House Acts on Governor’s Spending Cuts

The Kansas House of Representatives this week passed an amended series of state spending cuts proposed by Governor Sam Brownback. The plan calls for a 2% reduction in base state aid to schools and 7.5% pay cuts for legislators, some government executives, and some university employees. The budget proposal which now goes to the Senate, provides for cutting taxpayer-provided state ...

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RSVP Offers Free Tax Preparation Assistance

During the 2009 Tax Season, over 600 taxpayers in Northeast Kansas had their federal and state income tax forms prepared free of charge by RSVP’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.  RSVP of Northeast Kansas is again sponsoring the VITA program, as well as the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program.  Volunteers will help prepare federal and state tax ...

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RSVP Offers Free Tax Help

During the 2009 Tax Season, over 600 taxpayers in Northeast Kansas had their federal and state income tax forms prepared free of charge by RSVP’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.  This enabled the elderly and low income persons and families to receive $450,228.00 in refunds. RSVP of Northeast Kansas is again sponsoring the VITA program, as well as the ...

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Unemployment Rates Fall

Unemployment has fallen in Marshall, Washington, and Nemaha Counties in December.  Marshal County fell from 4.7 percent to 4.3 percent.  Washington County fell to 3.8 percent down from 4.2 percent in November.  Nemaha County was 3.3 percent in December down from 3.7 percent in November.  The Kansas Unemployment rate fell from 6.7 percent in November to 6.4 percent in December.  ...

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Marshall County Commissioners’ Minutes

January 24, 2011 The Board of Marshall County Commissioners met in regular adjourned session with Charles R. Loiseau, Chairman; Robert S. Connell and Thomas K. Holle members; and Sonya L. Stohs, County Clerk present. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. The Board opened the meeting with the flag salute. The minutes and agenda were approved as presented ...

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Governor’s Achievement Awards Recipients for 2009-2010

The Kansas State Department of Education has released the list of 67-schools in Kansas that have been awarded the Governor’s Achievement Award for the 2009-2010 school year. We learned earlier this month at the Waconda USD 272 School Board meeting that four of the schools in the district had met award qualifications – Lakeside Intermediate School, Tipton Community School, Lakeside ...

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Mountain Lion Roaming Nemaha County

Kansas officials have verified another mountain lion. It‘s the state‘s fifth confirmed sighting since 2007. Before that, the last official verification of a mountain lion in the state occurred in 1904. Officials with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks learned about the Nemaha County photos last week. Matt Peek of the department says a staff biologist inspected the area ...

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Unemployment Rises!

Unemployment rose during the month November in all but one Kansas County.  Kansas Department of Labor released the unemployment figures Friday.  Atchison County was the only county to see a decrease from 8.3 percent down to 8.0 percent. Marshall County unemployment was 4.8 percent up from 4.4 percent in October, Washington County increased from 3.8 percent in October to 4.2 ...

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Input sought on Kansas freight/rail plan

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is seeking input on the draft of the 2010 Statewide Freight and Passenger Rail Plan. The plan outlines efforts to provide a more efficient and cost-effective movement of people and goods to assist the state in future economic initiatives through rail transportation.       The plan also will: Establish the state’s role in the freight rail ...

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Aid To Kansas Schools May Cause Staff Reductions

Kansas school districts might have to cut their budgets for the current year as state revenues slowly recover. Kansas education officials say more funds are needed to cover increasing numbers of students, and more of those students need assistance because of the economy.  State revenues are improving in part because of a new 1 cent increase in the state sales ...

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