Kansas Legislature

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February 06, 2020 - 7:55 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Republicans expect to consider a work requirement when a Kansas legislative committee this week begins debating a bipartisan bill for expanding Medicaid, and that's despite opposition to the idea from a GOP leader.
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January 13, 2020 - 9:23 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Top Kansas Republicans want to head off any push for an abortion ban in the state even as they make overturning a Kansas Supreme Court ruling that protects abortion rights a top priority. The GOP-controlled Legislature expects to consider a proposed amendment to the Kansas...
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January 08, 2018 - 11:58 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas lawmakers are preparing to open their annual session facing a court mandate to boost spending on public schools with little appetite to do what could be necessary to pay for it. The Republican-controlled Legislature is scheduled to convene Monday afternoon. GOP Gov. Sam...
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June 08, 2017 - 4:48 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A legislative spokeswoman says Kansas Rep. Patsy Terrell of Hutchinson was found dead in her hotel room near the Capitol. She was 55. Heather Scanlon, spokeswoman for House Minority Leader Jim Ward's office, says officials became concerned after Terrell didn't arrive for the...
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June 01, 2017 - 5:29 am
Kansas legislators worry about exhausting operating funds now that their annual session is among the longest in state history. But they don't have a definitive answer for when the money runs out. Wednesday was the 103rd day of what was supposed to be a 100-day session. Republican legislative...
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May 31, 2017 - 7:06 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas legislators are moving closer to approving a plan to increase state spending on public schools even as agreement keeps eluding them on raising taxes. The Senate gave first-round approval just after midnight Tuesday to a bill phasing in an increase in education funding of...
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