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Kansas Lawmaker Becomes Tax Court Hearing Officer

Updated: 07/02/2013 - Former Rep. Arlen Siegfreid began work Tuesday as the chief hearing officer for the Kansas Court of Tax Appeals, the same day the Olathe Republican's resignation from the Legislature was effective.

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Kansas Judge Considering Challenge To Abortion Law

Posted: 06/27/2013 - Shawnee County District Judge Rebecca Crotty heard arguments Thursday in a lawsuit filed by Drs. Herbert Hodes and Dr. Traci Nauser over the state's new abortion law.

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Federal Judge Ponders Blocking Kansas Abortion Rules

Posted: 06/26/2013 - Chief Judge Kathryn Vratil heard arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit by Planned Parenthood over the state's new abortion law. Vratil said she would decide soon whether to issue a temporary restraining order blocking enforcement of the disputed sections.

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Kansas AG Issues Guidance On Concealed Carry Changes

Updated: 06/26/2013 - A new Kansas law taking effect Monday allows people with concealed-carry permits to bring their guns into public buildings that don't have adequate security, such as screening.

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Judge Sets Hearing On Kansas Anti-Abortion Law

Posted: 06/24/2013 - Chief Judge Kathryn Vratil has scheduled a hearing Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan. on a lawsuit over the state's new abortion law.

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Kansas Legislators Formally End 2013 Session

Updated: 06/20/2013 - Kansas lawmakers have returned to the Statehouse and made quick work of the ceremonial conclusion of a 2013 session that produced additional tax cuts on top of sweeping changes made a year earlier

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Kobach: Court Ruling Won't Block Kansas Voter Law

Posted: 06/17/2013 - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says the state's proof-of-citizenship requirement for new voters can still be enforced after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against a similar Arizona law.

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Governor Considering Budget Decisions

Posted: 06/14/2013 - It will be a working weekend for Gov. Sam Brownback, who must make decisions on the state budget bill by Sunday.

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Kansas Board Questions Innovative District Law

Posted: 06/12/2013 - Brad Neuenswander, deputy education commissioner, told the State Board of Education on Wednesday the agency is trying to figure out how to implement a new law signed by Gov. Sam Brownback that creates a coalition of innovative districts.

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Brownback Mulls Decision On Higher Education Cuts

Posted: 06/07/2013 - Gov. Sam Brownback says his office is reviewing budget legislation sent to him by Kansas legislators to determine if can veto cuts in higher education spending.

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