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KDHE: Proposed Bill Would Not Quarantine HIV Patients

Posted: 03/29/2013 - KDHE is responding to concerns a measure meant to improve safety for emergency responders, corrections and health care workers would allow people with HIV and AIDS to be quarantined.

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Brownback Says His Sales Tax Plan Fits With Budget

Posted: 03/28/2013 - Gov. Sam Brownback says the reality of funding the state budget will push Kansas lawmakers toward approving his proposal to cancel a scheduled decline in the state sales tax.

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Kansas Gun-Rights Bill Aimed At Feds Still Alive

Posted: 03/27/2013 - The Senate is expected to vote next week on a bill declaring that the federal government cannot regulate some firearms and ammunition manufactured in the state.

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Kansas Proposal For $1.5B In Pension Bonds Advances

Posted: 03/26/2013 - The Kansas House has approved a bill authorizing $1.5 billion in bonds to improve the short-term financial health of its pension system for teachers and government workers.

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Kansas Anti-Abortion Measure Not Enough For Some

Posted: 03/26/2013 - A bill passed by the House and likely to be debated by the Senate next week would not only keep abortion providers from claiming a wide range of tax exemptions and credits but bar them from providing sex education materials and instructors to public schools.

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Kansas Lawmakers Advance Expanding Concealed Carry

Posted: 03/26/2013 - The Republican-dominated Senate's voice vote Tuesday night advanced a bill to final action, which expands the public buildings where concealed weapons are allowed.

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JJA, Corrections Merger Underway

Updated: 03/26/2013 - Gov. Sam Brownback's office said Tuesday the administration has begun implementing an Executive Reorganization Order it issued in January, directing the merger of the Juvenile Justice Authority and KS Dept. of Corrections.

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Kansas Budget Negotiations Begin

Posted: 03/26/2013 - Two Republicans and one Democrat from each chamber met Tuesday morning to hear an offer from the House on resolving several hundred line items in the state's FY 2014 budget.

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Kansas Proposal For $1.5B In Pension Bonds Advances

Posted: 03/26/2013 - Kansas House members have given first-round approval to a bill authorizing $1.5 billion in bonds to boost the financial health of the state pension system for teachers and government workers.

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Kansas House Adopts Keystone XL Resolution

Posted: 03/26/2013 - Kansas House members are pressing the White House and the U.S. State Department to approve a permit for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Texas.

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Kansas Senate Panel Advances Big Anti-Abortion Bill

Posted: 03/22/2013 - The Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee advanced an abortion bill Friday after a brief hearing. Legislators made no changes to the bill, which cleared the House earlier this week.

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Kansas House Approves Cuts in sales, income taxes

Posted: 03/21/2013 - The House voted Thursday82-39 on a measure mandating small reductions in individual income tax rates each year that overall state revenues grow by more than 2 percent. The bill also allows the state sales tax to drop in July, as scheduled by law.

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Kansas Senate Approves Budget Bill

Posted: 03/21/2013 - The Kansas Senate has given final approval to a $14 billion budget for the next fiscal year that starts July 1.

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