Wichita to consider issuing $1.28 million in bonds for Bombardier Learjet

Bombardier Learjet might receive up to $1.28 million in industrial revenue bonds through the city of Wichita to expand and update its aircraft manufacturing plant at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. The Wichita City Council will consider issuing the bonds during its meeting Tuesday, according to city documents.

Politics & Government

Kansas isn’t joining 14 states poised to raise minimum wage

Fourteen states and the District of Columbia will see their minimum wage increase this summer or next year, according to a report by the National Conference of State Legislatures. Kansas won’t be joining them. The minimum wage in Kansas is $7.25 per hour – the same as the federal minimum wage – and attempts to increase it this year gained little traction in the Republican-dominated Legislature.

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Mike Pompeo-sponsored bill at center of fight over GMOs, food labels

Controversial bill would block state and local laws requiring the labeling genetically engineered foods

Bill would instead establish voluntary ‘GMO-free’ certification process overseen by the federal government

Consumer groups warn bill is designed to keep Americans in the dark about what’s in their food

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Can mentally ill wait?

Like the mentally ill Kansans they serve, the state hospitals need a lot of attention. Officials can’t just halt admissions and expect people who are in crisis to be OK.

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Fight for Amtrak route

Amtrak’s Southwest Chief is an important travel option across the state, which makes it frustrating that Kansas now risks losing the route related to a funding dispute about track owned by Kansas City Terminal.

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