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Arkansas AG supports gay marriage, will defend ban

Posted: 05/03/2014 - Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says he supports allowing same-sex couples to wed, but will continue defending the state constitution's ban on gay marriage.

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Kansas House blocks repeal of green energy rule

Posted: 05/02/2014 - A vote in the Kansas House appears to have saved a state requirement for utilities to rely on wind and other renewable resources to generate some of their electricity.

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Kansas Senate approves prairie chicken bill

Posted: 05/02/2014 - The Kansas Senate has approved legislation declaring that the federal government has no authority to regulate prairie chickens in the state.

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UPDATE: Kansas Senate adopts budget bill

Updated: 05/02/2014 - Kansas senators have approved a budget that completes spending for state agencies for 2015, including bonuses for state workers and funds to shrink a waiting list of disabled people needing health services.

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House votes to fix appropriations process

Posted: 04/30/2014 - Lawmakers voted 416-1 to approve a bipartisan $71 billion measure that would fund the Veterans Affairs Department and construction projects on military bases.

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Kansas death penalty appeals changes unresolved

Posted: 04/26/2014 - Kansas legislators are expected to try again to pass a measure that would shorten the time allowed for death row inmates to appeal their convictions before the state Supreme Court.

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Kansas teachers' union mulls tenure lawsuit

Posted: 04/25/2014 - Kansas National Education Association officials say it may consider a lawsuit to determine if the state can take away tenure rights of teachers.

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Colorado lawmakers plan to boost marijuana profits

Posted: 04/24/2014 - The federal government has reluctantly agreed to let Colorado be the first state to collect taxes from the legal sale of recreational marijuana, but it has also made clear it doesn't agree with the move and may try to stop it, if isn't tightly controlled.

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Kansas will nullify local regulation of guns

Posted: 04/23/2014 - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed legislation nullifying city and county gun restrictions and ensuring that it's legal across the state to openly carry firearms.

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