KRPS May 4 2018 7 AM Newscast

Kansas lawmakers will inject money into state services, pensions and higher education with a new spending plan. State lawmakers in Kansas and Oklahoma have approved legislation to grant legal protections to faith-based adoption agencies that cite their religious beliefs for not placing children in LGBT homes. For the first time ever, the Missouri legislature has called itself into a special session, during which they’ll consider whether to impeach governor Eric Greitens.

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KRPS May 3 2018 7 AM Newscast

Kansas lawmakers have reached a compromise with Republican Governor Jeff Colyer on changes that he wants to make in Medicaid. Kansas legislators advanced proposals Wednesday evening to add millions of new dollars to parts of the state budget some have viewed as neglected while also pursuing a plan for cutting taxes to return what many consider an unanticipated “windfall. Attorneys for Governor Eric Greitens want a St. Louis circuit judge to throw out almost all the evidence prosecutors have in the felony invasion of privacy case against the governor.

 

 

KRPS May 5 2018 6 AM Newscast

House and Senate negotiators settled on terms yesterday to prevent changes in federal tax law from sticking Kansans with higher state taxes. The city of Topeka is asking the Kansas Supreme Court to hear a case over its efforts to increase the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. A new report from a committee investigating Gov. Eric Greitens’ conduct is shedding new light on how his campaign received a fundraising list from a veterans’ charity.

The Crimson And Gold Connection – May 2, 2018 – ‘2nd Annual Human Sexuality Symposium’

This week on the Crimson And Gold Connection, Morning Edition Host Fred Fletcher-Fierro spoke with Pittsburg State University students Katelyn Ettinger and Curtis Walters. Both will be presenting projects at the 2nd Annual Human Sexuality Symposium taking place Thursday May 3 from 12 PM until 2 at the Overman Student Center. The event is open to the public.

 

April 25 2018 7 AM Newscast

Republican U.S. Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas is a central figure in the controversy surrounding Doctor Ronny Jackson, President Trump’s embattled nominee to head the massive Department of Veteran Affairs.  Five defendants charged in the death of a 10-year-boy at a Kansas water-park are seeking separate trials. A House committee has passed a resolution that would change the date voters would decide on whether to make Missouri a right-to-work state.

April 25 2018 6 AM Newscast

Kansas Medicaid Director Jon Hamdorf says the state is starting to chip away at an application backlog that has delayed coverage for thousands of low-income, elderly and disabled Kansans over the last several years. Former Republican gubernatorial candidate and state legislator Mark Hutton endorsed Governor Jeff Colyer on Tuesday. A measure that would move Missouri’s right-to-work vote to August from November has passed a State House committee.

 

Tuesday April 24 2018 7AM Newscast

Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer continues to seek federal approval for a Medicaid work requirement – despite opposition from lawmakers. Kansas’ top child welfare official on Monday proposed $24 million in additional spending over three years and said her agency needs to hire dozens of workers who are not licensed social workers to conduct investigations into reports of abuse and neglect. A Democratic lawmaker from the St. Louis-area is refusing to resign for regularly appearing by phone on a controversial radio talk show.

Tuesday April 24 2018 6AM Newscast

Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer continues to seek federal approval for a Medicaid work requirement – despite opposition from lawmakers. Kansas’ top child welfare official on Monday proposed $24 million in additional spending over three years. A Democratic lawmaker from the St. Louis-area is refusing to resign for regularly appearing by phone on a controversial radio talk show.

Focus On The Four States For April 24, 2018 – Sara Vacca Talks ‘Just Another Mudder’

It’s a Tuesday ‘Focus On The Four States’ on K R P S. Kids, water and mud. Normally not a trio that parents would let their kids play around in, but this Saturday morning the City of Pittsburg is hosting this years ‘Just Another Mudder’ race for children ages 5 to 12 years old.  On Monday, I spoke with Recreation Superintendent of Pittsburg Sarah Vacca who says to make plenty of time to find parking. And while the online registration period has ended,  walk-up registration is still available on Saturday.

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Monday April 23, 2018 7 AM KRPS Newscast

While students protested gun violence around the state and the country, about 200 people rallied for gun rights at the Statehouse in Topeka.  More than half of Kansas residents aren’t using broadband internet despite the availability of the service to nearly everyone in the state. Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has responded with defiance to the newest felony charge brought Friday by the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office, saying he will “clear [his] name” in court.