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13's Rob Peppers Joins Recognition Of Parkinson's Awareness Month

Posted: 04/01/2014 - Resolutions on the House and Senate floor applauded the Governor's proclamation of April as "Parkinson's Awareness Month." Lawmakers were joined by people who are living with the disease, including long-time WIBW-TV meteorologist Rob Peppers.

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Senate Leaders Spar Over Education Bill Process

Posted: 03/23/2014 - The Kansas Senate Minority leader has raised questions about the chairman of the state Senate Education Committee's decision to send education bills to other committees for consideration.

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Top KS Democrat: Increase Budget To Pay For Schools

Posted: 03/13/2014 - Kansas House Democratic Leader Paul Davis says Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and the GOP-controlled Legislature should immediately increase aid to poor school districts by $129 million.

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House Panel Advances Opt-In Sex Education Bill

Posted: 03/13/2014 - A Kansas House committee has advanced a bill requiring parents to give written permission for their children to receive sex education in public schools.

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Bond Issue, Funding On Menu At USD 501 Lunch With Lawmakers

Posted: 03/13/2014 - USD 501 Deputy Superintendent Larry Robbins and Superintendent Dr. Julie Ford held a lunch session with the Shawnee County legislative delegation. School funding and an upcoming bond issue election were on the menu.

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Lawmakers Urged To Web Stream Hearings

Updated: 03/13/2014 - The Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee heard testimony Thursday on the Transparency and Accountability Act. It would create a two-year pilot program to live stream hearings from four committee rooms.

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Kansas Bill On Health Care 'Navigators' Advances

Posted: 03/12/2014 - The bill would require health care the so-called health care navigators to register with the attorney general's office by July 2015, submit their fingerprints and undergo background checks.

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Senate Approves Funding Boost For Kansas Courts

Posted: 03/06/2014 - A measure approved Thursday by the Senate gives a $10 million boost to the Kansas courts in fiscal year 2015 through additional funding and budget savings.

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Kansas Faith Leaders Still Seek Gay-Marriage Bill

Posted: 03/06/2014 - The Senate Judiciary committee heard conflicting testimony on whether Kansas has enough legal protections for people, groups and businesses refusing for religious reasons to provide goods or services for gay weddings or same-sex marriages.

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Kansas Senate Passes Bill Ending Lawmaker PACs

Posted: 02/27/2014 - The Kansas Senate has passed a bill abolishing political action committees formed by legislative leaders in both parties after a bitter partisan debate.

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Bill To Open Kansas Police Records Advances

Updated: 02/27/2014 - The Kansas House has approved and sent to the Senate a bill that allows more access to police documents about the reason behind arrests.

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