Gov. Sam Brownback’s plan exempts lowest-wage earners from income tax, raises sales tax

TOPEKA – Seeking to break a logjam that has paralyzed the Kansas Legislature and $400 million budget hole, Gov. Sam Brownback offered a tax plan Saturday that leans heavily on sales tax while cutting income taxes to zero on the lowest-income taxpayers.

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A fun-packed festival

Ducking out of rainy mid-May a few years ago hasn’t spared the Wichita River Festival from getting all wet at times. But a little rain, or a lot, doesn’t get Riverfest down – and shouldn’t keep the crowds from coming out for the community’s annual go-to event.

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What would happen if Western powers boycotted World Cup?

The Union of European Football Associations could threaten what’s become known as soccer’s nuclear option: prominent nations breaking away and holding their own tournament, call it a Clean Cup. At FIFA’s World Cup qualifying draw on July 25 in St. Petersburg, Russia, there could be scores of empty seats in the Constantine Palace.

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