TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan says he expects a new fiscal forecast to be more optimistic about state revenues through June 2015. Jordan and other state officials are drafting a new forecast to guide legislators and Governor Sam Brownback in budget decisions. The new forecast will revise earlier revenue projections of $5.9 billion in state revenues for the current fiscal year and for the fiscal year beginning in July.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Unemployment held steady in Kansas during March. The rate was 4.9 percent for the second straight month. State labor officials say Kansas added 2,200 private-sector jobs in March and has gained more than 17,000 in the past 12 months.
SALINA, Kan. (AP) - Security has been beefed up at two Salina high schools. Police say a staff member at Salina Central found a threatening note earlier this week and the next day a cellphone damaged by what appeared to be a gunshot turned up in a school office. Police also have increased their presence at South High School.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is coming to Topeka next month. She will give the commencement address for Topeka's high schools on May 17th. About 800 seniors will get their diplomas on the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision declaring school segregation unconstitutional.
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