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Committee OKs Kansas Drug Testing Measure

Posted: 02/25/2013 - A Senate committee advanced a drug testing requirement for applicants for and participants in the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program.

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Kansas House Panel Considering Medicaid Expansion

Posted: 02/22/2013 - A Kansas House committee is considering a resolution declaring the Legislature's opposition to expanding Medicaid following the federal government's overhaul of health care.

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Kansas Lawmakers Consider New Abortion Restrictions

Posted: 02/20/2013 - The Federal and State Affairs Committee had a hearing Wednesday on a bill that attempts to prevent the state from subsidizing abortions even indirectly through tax exemptions, deductions or credits.

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Kansas Senate Approves Change On School Funding

Posted: 02/20/2013 - A bill approved by the Senate adds a new sentence to the Kansas Constitution's article on education, declaring that the Legislature has the exclusive power to determine how much the state will spend on schools.

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New Figures Project Net Kansas Tax Cut

Posted: 02/20/2013 - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's administration projects that the revenue-raising measures he's proposing this year to bolster the state budget won't wipe out massive income tax cuts enacted last year.

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Gun Rights Backers Want State To Resist Feds' Push

Posted: 02/19/2013 - The House Federal and State Affairs Committee and heard testimony in support of a bill declaring that the federal government has no power to regulate firearms, ammunition or gun accessories manufactured and sold only in Kansas.

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Gun Rights Backers Want State To Resist Feds' Push

Posted: 02/19/2013 - Gun rights advocates in Kansas are pushing state lawmakers to enact measures aimed at countering potential moves by the federal government to restrict access to firearms.

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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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Student Showcase Research Projects

Posted: 02/14/2013 - The Capitol Graduate Research Summit drew the brightest minds in Kansas colleges to the Statehouse Thursday.

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Haysville Legislator Says He Was Hit, Robbed

Updated: 02/14/2013 - A Kansas lawmaker says he was injured and robbed while entering a hotel room in Topeka but security at the hotel is raising questions about his report.

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