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State hospitals need scrutiny, resources

While the spotlight is on legislators’ quest to balance revenues and expenditures overall, some recesses of the state budget need much more attention and money – the state mental hospitals and the sexual predator treatment program.

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Why lawmakers should leave EITC alone

Some in the Legislature are targeting the earned income tax credit for reduction or elimination – and for the $50 million it costs the state a year. That seems foolish and risky, given that the $50 million counts as part of the match qualifying Kansas for federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families funding of about $102 million a year.

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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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