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Lawmakers Weigh Medicaid Expansion

Updated: 02/09/2015 - A Kansas House committee has drafted a plan for expanding the state's Medicaid program for the poor and disabled in line with the federal health care overhaul.

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Kansas Lawmakers' Bill To Balance Budget Misses Mark

Posted: 02/03/2015 - The Kansas House gave first-round approval to a bill aimed at eliminating a projected $344 million shortfall in the current budget. However, it does not factor in new tax collection figures that are short of expectations.

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Kansas Activists Push To Ban Abortion Procedure

Posted: 02/02/2015 - The Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee conducted a hearing Monday on a bill that would ban an abortion procedure known as dilation and evacuation.

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Lawmakers Propose Tightening Open Records Laws

Updated: 02/09/2015 - Senate Democrats in Kansas say they plan to introduce a bill this week aimed at closing loopholes in open records laws when it comes to private e-mail accounts and electronic devices.

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Governor's Plan Leaves End of Kansas Income Taxes Uncertain

Updated: 02/09/2015 - Gov. Sam Brownback and his top aides can't predict when Kansas will meet his stated goal of eliminating income taxes under his plan to slow down future, promised reductions to head off predicted budget deficits.

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Kansas Legislators Divided On Hate Crime Legislation

Updated: 02/09/2015 - The fatal shooting of three people last year outside a Jewish community center and retirement complex in Overland Park is renewing calls for tougher hate crime legislation.

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Kansas' January Revenues Worse Than Expected

Updated: 01/30/2015 - The worse-than-anticipated collections are likely to complicate efforts by Gov. Sam Brownback and legislators to eliminate projected budget shortfalls.

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Kansas House Moves To Stop Wee-Hour Sessions

Updated: 01/28/2015 - Kansas House members are moving to ban post-midnight sessions of their chamber and make it harder for their leaders to bundle multiple bills into a single piece of legislation.

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