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Kansas Senate Endorses Ban On Online Gambling

Posted: 04/02/2013 - The Senate vote Tuesday was 26-11 in favor of an amendment by Pittsburg Republican Jake LaTurner that would make it illegal for Kansas residents to place bets online.

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Kansas Drug Testing Bill Goes To Governor

Updated: 04/02/2013 - Senators have sent a bill to Gov. Sam Brownback's desk that would require Kansas residents who receive welfare and unemployment benefits to submit to drug testing.

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Kansas Senate Approves Big Anti-Abortion Bill

Updated: 04/02/2013 - The Kansas Senate has approved new restrictions on abortion providers, moving the most sweeping anti-abortion legislation in the state this year close to final passage.

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Kansas Tax Debate On Slow Churn

Posted: 04/01/2013 - Key legislators said Monday the main sticking point in tax legislation is whether to let a 2010 increase in the state sales tax expire in July as scheduled.

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Kansas Senate Taking Up Sweeping Anti-Abortion Bill

Posted: 04/01/2013 - Abortion opponents expect the Kansas Senate to approve a bill this week to block tax breaks for abortion providers and to bar them from participating in public school sex education classes.

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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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