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KCUR News 1-12-10

By Maria Carter


Kansas City, MO – Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson is proposing an increase in state sales and tobacco taxes to fill the gap in the state's budget. He outlined his plan during his State of the State speech Monday night.

Speaker of the House Mike O'Neal and other republicans are largely opposed to increasing taxes.

A new pot of federal money will soon be available to school districts that take steps to dramatically transform low-performing schools.

A hearing is scheduled for today in Wichita in the trial of a man accused of killing a Kansas abortion provider.

Kansas Attorney General Steve Six has created an advisory board to determine how to fight human trafficking in the state.

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