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School Funding $12 Million Less Than Expected

Updated: 04/29/2014 - A school funding plan enacted recently in Kansas is expected to provide $12 million less than previously thought for public school classrooms.

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Brownback Signs Tweaks To Abortion Laws

Posted: 04/18/2014 - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed abortion legislation addressing legal issues raised in state and federal lawsuits filed by abortion providers.

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Second Former State Senator Moves To KCC

Updated: 04/11/2014 - Former State Senator Pat Apple is the second former state senator to join the KCC this year. Fellow senate alum Jay Emler was approved earlier.

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Consumer Issues, Business Climate Highlight Candidate Forum

Posted: 04/08/2014 - Five Republicans and one Democrat running for Kansas Insurance Commissioner talked consumer protections, health care reform and creating competition to lower insurance costs during a candidate forum Tuesday.

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Lawmakers OK Minor Abortion Law Changes

Posted: 04/04/2014 - The Kansas House has approved abortion legislation that addresses legal issues raised in state and federal lawsuits filed by abortion providers.

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Kansas Senate Advances Plan For Health Compact

Updated: 04/04/2014 - The Kansas Senate has given first-round approval to a bill to bring the state into a compact with other states hoping to become exempt from the federal health care overhaul.

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Kansas Senate Attacks Common Core Standards

Updated: 04/04/2014 - A proposal designed to block Kansas public schools from using multistate reading and math standards has been approved by the state Senate.

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13's Rob Peppers Joins Recognition Of Parkinson's Awareness Month

Posted: 04/01/2014 - Resolutions on the House and Senate floor applauded the Governor's proclamation of April as "Parkinson's Awareness Month." Lawmakers were joined by people who are living with the disease, including long-time WIBW-TV meteorologist Rob Peppers.

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Senate Leaders Spar Over Education Bill Process

Posted: 03/23/2014 - The Kansas Senate Minority leader has raised questions about the chairman of the state Senate Education Committee's decision to send education bills to other committees for consideration.

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