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UPDATE: GOP pushes bill to limit party switching to vote

Updated: 03/06/2014 - A Senate committee has recommended passage of a bill sought by the Kansas Republican Party that would make it more difficult for voters to switch parties before voting in primary elections.

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Kansas state senators ponder help for home brewers

Posted: 03/05/2014 - Home brewers are asking a Kansas Senate committee to endorse a measure easing state restrictions on their craft so they can share their beer, wine and cider with friends and have it judged in contests.

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Kansas revising teacher licensure process

Posted: 03/03/2014 - The proposed changes are being written by the state Department of Education and would create rules for private-sector professionals to receive licenses to teach skills in public schools.

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Bill to open Kansas police records advances

Posted: 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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Kansas House OKs official state fossils

Posted: 02/27/2014 - Two ancient giants that once roamed the area now known as Kansas have earned approval from the House to be designated as the state's official fossils.

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Ex-Kansas congressman testifies about Alzheimer's

Posted: 02/27/2014 - Former Kansas congressman Dennis Moore asked a U.S. Senate subcommittee to increase funding for support of Alzheimer's research and people like him who are afflicted with the disease.

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Kansas House seeks to expand rural economic zones

Posted: 02/27/2014 - Kansas House members are preparing to approve a bill that would add four southern counties to a program that seeks to boost population and economic development in rural areas.

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House panel revises Kansas sex ed. bill

Posted: 02/24/2014 - The House Education Committee heavily amended the bill Monday, changing the proposal from requiring parental approval before a student could receive the instruction to a bill requiring written consent before a student would be withheld.

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Kansas House panel adopts higher ed budgets

Posted: 02/24/2014 - A House budget committee has accepted a subcommittee's recommendation to increasing spending for Kansas public higher education by about $44 million over the next two years.

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