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Kobach Seeks Straight-Party Voting, Power To Prosecute Fraud

Updated: 01/15/2015 - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is pushing bills to give himself prosecutorial power, to bring back straight-ticket voting and make death the only excuse for withdrawing a candidate's name from a ballot.

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Manspeaker Won't Run For Reelection

Posted: 01/13/2015 - The sixth-district representative announced he will not seek a second term on Tuesday. The 37-year-old was first elected in April 2011.

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This Is Why Cheap Oil's Bad For Kansas' Bottom Line

Updated: 01/13/2015 - Although falling gas prices are reducing the amount of oil severance taxes Kansas is expected to collect, state lawmakers say there's a bright spot to the otherwise dim projections.

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Keystone Bill Clears First Senate Hurdle

Posted: 01/12/2015 - The Senate voted 63 to 32 to take up the bill, which would end the State Department's six-year review of the 1,179-mile Canada-to-Texas pipeline and authorize its construction.

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White House Threatens More Vetoes - Here's What They Are

Posted: 01/12/2015 - As President Barack Obama prepared to convene his first meeting of 2015 with Republican and Democratic lawmakers, his aides issued a bevy of veto threats on Republican-sponsored legislation.

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A Democratic Plan For Big Middle Class Tax Breaks

Posted: 01/12/2015 - If you and your spouse make less than $200,000 and have kids, or if you're single and make less than $100,000, you would benefit from new tax proposals put out by a top House Democrat on Monday.

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Deficits Loom Big For Kansas Legislators

Updated: 01/12/2015 - The Kansas House and Senate convened Monday afternoon and tops on the agenda was swearing in of new members and those re-elected.

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Does Free Community College Work?

Posted: 01/09/2015 - When it comes to free education, Tennessee leads the way. And it's where Obama chose to announce an ambitious proposal for free community college education on Friday.

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Senate Panel Approves Keystone Bill Despite Veto Threat

Posted: 01/08/2015 - Republicans pushed veto-threatened legislation to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline through a Senate committee Thursday, but Democrats blocked plans for an immediate debate in the full Senate.

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Obama Wants Community College To Be Free

Posted: 01/08/2015 - The program will be modeled after one in Tennessee, in which the state covers the cost of community college tuition for students that's not already covered for them by grants and scholarships

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Kansas Leaders Approve Additional $231 Million For NBAF

Posted: 01/07/2015 - A state panel consisting of the Kansas governor and legislative leaders has authorized an additional $231 million in bonds to help pay for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility under construction near Manhattan.

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