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House Speaker Appoints Kindergarten Study Panel

Posted: 01/24/2014 - First-term Republicans have a majority on a new Kansas House committee studying GOP Gov. Sam Brownback's proposal for full state funding of public schools' all-day kindergarten classes.

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Ron Estes Announces Reelection Plans

Posted: 01/24/2014 - Kansas Republican Ron Estes announced today that he will seek reelection for a second term as State Treasurer. Estes was elected in 2010 and was the first statewide elected official from the city of Wichita in more than 20 years.

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Governor Brownback To Hold News Conference

Posted: 01/24/2014 - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has scheduled a news conference to discuss pending issues in the Statehouse as the second week of the legislative session draws to a close.

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GOP Lawmaker Tells Court How They Can Make Up $8.3M Hole

Updated: 01/24/2014 - The Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee's chairman is promoting a series of measures aimed at making the courts more efficient in response to a budget-focused address by the state Supreme Court's chief justice.

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Three Gay Republicans Trying To Make Election History

Posted: 01/23/2014 - As the midterm election comes up later in 2014, three openly gay Republican politicians are planning on running for a spot in Congress. They hope to effect change in the GOP in the process.

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Progressives Protest GOP Rule At Statehouse

Posted: 01/23/2014 - Progressive and labor union activists are promising sustained protests against Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and multiple policies pursued by him and other Republicans.

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GOP Convention Host Eases No-Gun Policy For Event

Updated: 01/24/2014 - A Wichita hotel that is hosting the state's Republican convention has decided to allow participants to bring their guns if they want, despite signs saying firearms aren't allowed.

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Kansas Chief Justice Nuss Lauds Passage Of Pay Bill

Updated: 01/22/2014 - Kansas Chief Justice Lawton Nuss is thanking legislators for passage of a pay increase for certain non-judicial employees, hoping that the deal leads to resolution of other funding needs.

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Kobach: Birth-Records Scan Helps 7,700 Kansas Voters

Updated: 01/22/2014 - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says reviewing the state's birth records will allow election officials to remove 7,700 people from the list of voters whose registrations are on hold for failing to meet a proof-of-citizenship.

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Judge Sets Hearing In Voter Citizenship Lawsuit

Posted: 01/22/2014 - A judge has set an evidentiary hearing next month on requests by Kansas and Arizona for a court order forcing federal election officials to modify voter registration forms to require proof-of-citizenship documentation for their residents.

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Kansas Abortion Law Defense Tops $1 Million

Posted: 01/22/2014 - The Kansas attorney general's office is confirming that it has spent slightly more than $1 million on outside attorneys defending anti-abortion laws enacted in the past three years.

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