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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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Kansas Transport Group Pleased With Lawmakers' Work

Updated: 06/04/2013 - Economic Lifelines issued a statement after lawmakers adjourned their annual session this week praising them for keeping the state's 10-year, $8.2 billion program intact. The program started in 2010.

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Analysis: Kansas GOP Pushed Tax Plan As Old Business

Posted: 06/03/2013 - Legislators approved a bill canceling most of a sales tax decrease scheduled for July and adjusting income tax laws. The state treasury would gain a net $777 million in revenues over the five years.

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AG Both Pleased, Concerned With New Budget

Posted: 06/03/2013 - Attorney General Derek Schmidt says the budget lawmakers approved includes two projects requested by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, but also cuts the agency's operational budget.

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Democrats Frown Upon New Tax Deal Supported By GOP

Updated: 06/02/2013 - State Democratic Party Chair Joan Wagnon was not so eager to jump to excitement once the Kansas Legislature passed the State tax bill early Sunday morning after 99 days in session.

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