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Top Morning News 3.04.13 (Updated)


 Updated: 9:00am

Senate President Wagle calls for further cuts to state budget; Gov. Brownback praises Wichita's water plan; Education is a hot topic at legislative forum; KS Cosmosphere build viewing room for space restoration work.

Kan. Senate Could Cut Gov's Budget

Leaders in the Kansas Senate say they'll pursue the budget cuts recommended by Gov. Sam Brownback. A Senate committee recently endorsed a plan that would cut income tax rates.


Brownback Praises Wichita's Water Plan

More than 300 people including teachers from Wichita and surrounding districts attended the South Central Delegation legislative forum held in Wichita over the weekend.


Education, Taxes Hot Topics At Legislative Forum

The Wichita Public Works and Water Utility staff made a presentation of their drought plan Friday to Gov. Sam Brownback's Drought Response Team. 


Visitors Can Watch Space Restoration Work At Cosmosphere

Visitors to the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson will soon have a chance to watch how the museum restores space artifacts and replicates space equipment. The Cosmosphere is building a glassed-in, air-conditioned viewing area to allow visitors to watch the museum's SpaceWorks division.

Spaceworks employees have restored a Titan rocket in the past, as well as a World War II-era German rocket. They've also built replicas of space equipment for movies and other museums. The viewing area will cost about $50,000 and is expected to be completed by March 21.