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Kansas Officials See Scant Change In Revenue Outlook

Updated: 04/19/2013 - The state's new fiscal forecast predicts the state will collect $6.2 billion in revenues during the current fiscal year and $5.5 billion for the fiscal year beginning in July.

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Brownback Signs Sweeping Anti-Abortion Bill

Updated: 04/19/2013 - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill into law to block tax breaks for abortion providers and ban abortions performed solely because of the baby's sex.

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KS Governor Signs Bill Ending AIDS Quarantine Ban

Updated: 04/17/2013 - A bill signed into law Wednesday directs the state health department to draft rules making it easier for medical and emergency workers to learn if they've been exposed to infectious diseases.

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Regents Likely To Back Off Concealed Weapons Ban For Campuses

Posted: 04/17/2013 - Regents Chairman Tim Emert told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the board will re-examine its policy on banning weapons because of a new law lessening restrictions on concealed weapons in public buildings.

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Brownback Wants Study Of Kansas Higher Ed

Posted: 04/16/2013 - Gov. Sam Brownback said legislators need to take a longer view of funding for higher education, including rising tuition costs, administrative expenses and state support.

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Brownback Wants Study Of Kansas Higher Ed

Posted: 04/16/2013 - Gov. Sam Brownback says that his upcoming tour of college campuses in Kansas is part of his effort to persuade legislators, policymakers and state residents of the importance of stable, level funding for colleges and universities.

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Major Hurdle Cleared, Senate Begins Debate On Gun Bill

Posted: 04/11/2013 - After months of lobbying, negotiating, and deal-making, the Senate today moved forward with a critical piece of the Obama administration's gun safety proposals, a modest victory for gun control advocates but just one small step toward enacting legislation that would more strictly regulate gun ownership in America.

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Abortion Rights Activists Deliver Petitions To Brownback

Posted: 04/09/2013 - A group of abortion rights activists delivered about 1,600 signed petitions to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's office urging him not to sign legislation that puts new restrictions on abortion.

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Bill Bunten Bids Farewell To Serving Topeka

Posted: 04/08/2013 - From a Topeka High School Basketball team that placed third in the state, to earning the rank of captain in the Marines, and from the Statehouse to City Hall, Bunten dedicated many years to serving Topeka.

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New Concealed Firearms Bill Sent To Governor Brownback

Posted: 04/06/2013 - Kansas legislators have sent Gov. Sam Brownback bills that would let people carry concealed firearms into more public buildings and prevent federal agents from confiscating weapons made in the state.

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Kansas House Unanimously Rejects Senate Tax Plan

Posted: 04/05/2013 - The House voted 120-0 to reject plan approved by the Senate for cutting individual income tax rates over the next four years. The Senate bill also kept a higher sales tax.

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Kansas Lawmakers Approve Ban On Local Wage Rules

Posted: 04/05/2013 - Legislation banning local governments from requiring private firms to pay employees more than the federal minimum wage for work on public contracts is headed to the Governor.

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Kansas Senate OKs Gun Law Changes

Posted: 04/05/2013 - A concealed-carry bill Senators sent the House Friday would let people with permits bring firearms into public buildings deemed to have adequate security, such as metal detectors and trained guards.

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