Kansas Lottery, Casino Revenue Hits Record High

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The Kansas Lottery is reporting a record high $155 million in lottery and casino gambling revenues during the fiscal year that just ended. The state received $80 million from its share of profits from the three state-owned and operated casinos in Kansas City, Mulvane and Dodge City. That was about $1.3 million more than expected. […]

Kansas Judge Threatens to Challenge Judicial Funding Bill

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A Kansas district court judge says he is prepared to challenge the constitutionality of this year’s judicial budget bill if his lawsuit against last year’s budget bill is successful and lawmakers move to nullify all judicial branch funding. Lawyers representing 30th Judicial District Chief Judge Larry Solomon filed a brief on Wednesday declaring a “nonseverability” clause added to […]

Kansas Allows Driver’s License Changes for Same-sex Spouses

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Kansas is allowing married gay and lesbian residents to change their last names on their driver’s licenses. Department of Revenue spokeswoman Jeannine Koranda said the Division of Vehicles handled its first name change Monday. But the department is not yet allowing married same-sex couples to file joint income tax returns. Koranda said the agency is […]