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Child rescued from icy Topeka pond

An approximately 13-year-old boy fell through the ice in the middle of the pond at the Central Park Community Center.

In this Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, photo, Gov. Sam Brownback hands employment figures to a reporter during an interview at his Statehouse office in Topeka, Kan. Brownback said the state budget is in good shape despite a projected shortfall because his economic policies are working. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Kansas governor outlines plan to close deficit

UPDATE: With copy of budget proposal

Brownback is proposing to use nearly $51 million in tobacco settlement funds normally set aside for children’s programs to help balance the …