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Kansas House Approves Telecom Deregulation Bill

Posted: 02/18/2013 - The Kansas House has approved a bill that lessens the state's regulation of telecommunications companies and begins phasing out a special charge consumers pay each month to ensure universal land line service.

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Kansas Delinquent Tax Collections Decline

Posted: 02/18/2013 - More than two dozen job openings in the Kansas Department of Revenue could lead to a drop in the collection of delinquent taxes this year.

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Lawmakers Looking Into Liquor Selling Laws

Posted: 02/17/2013 - Kansas lawmakers are once again facing a proposal to let grocery and convenience stores sell wine, liquor and full-strength beer. But supporters of existing laws are ready for this year's fight with a poll showing most Kansans are on their side.

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Opponents Testify On Kansas Strip Club Bill

Posted: 02/15/2013 - Opponents say there is little evidence that a bill to restrict where strip clubs can operate in Kansas is necessary to fight crime, disease or blight.

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Hearing Held For Kansas Strip Club Regulations

Posted: 02/14/2013 - The Community Defense Act would establish where adult businesses can be located, ban lap dances and regulate dancing onstage in various levels of undress.

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Questions Raised Over Lawmaker's Assault Report

Updated: 02/14/2013 - Rep. George "Joe" Edwards of Haysville says he was hit from behind and robbed as he returned to his room at the Ramada Hotel in Topeka, but hotel officials say their evidence doesn't support the claim.

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Hearing Airs Concerns Over Kansas At-Risk Funding

Posted: 02/12/2013 - Administrators and education lobbyists told the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday that the definition used to hand out extra money to help schools serve poor students worked.

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Kansas Securities Commissioner Steps Down

Posted: 02/12/2013 - In a news release Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Sam Brownback announced the resignation of Kansas Securities Commissioner Aaron Jack, effective immediately.

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4 Bills Would Term-Limit Kansas Officials

Updated: 02/12/2013 - A Kansas Senate committee is preparing to consider term limits for some elected officials, including several statewide officeholders

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Bill Seeks Equal Kansas Teacher Union Access

Posted: 02/11/2013 - A Kansas House committee is considering a bill that would let professional associations approach teachers and public school staff who might be interested in their services.

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Abortion Foes Begin Push For New Kansas Laws

Posted: 02/11/2013 - The Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee held a hearing Monday on legislation barring doctors from terminating pregnancies solely because a woman doesn't want a baby of a certain gender.

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Bill Seeks Equal Kansas Teacher Union Access

Posted: 02/11/2013 - A Kansas House committee is preparing to hear testimony on legislation guaranteeing all teachers' unions equal access to public school employees.

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