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Kansas House GOP unveils school funding proposal

Posted: 03/20/2014 - Kansas House Republicans have outlined a plan that fully funds aid to poor school districts but ties the money to policy changes designed to expand parents' choices on where to send their children.

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Debate on federal health law postponed

Updated: 03/20/2014 - The state House has postponed a debate on whether Kansas should join a compact of states seeking to exempt themselves from the federal health care law.

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Rep. Huelskamp fires back for NCAA ticket raffle

Updated: 03/19/2014 - Representative Tim Huelskamp campaign is firing back a day after the congressman announced he was revising his plans for raffling off tickets to men's college basketball games for small campaign contributions because of legal questions.

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Kansas lawmakers scolded for wording in terrorism debate

Posted: 03/17/2014 - A Wichita man accused of trying to bring explosives-filled van to Mid-Continent Airport has become the face of an anti-terror bill in the Kansas Legislature even though he has pleaded not guilty and has not been convicted.

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Obama nominates US marshal for Kansas

Posted: 03/13/2014 - President Barack Obama has nominated Topeka Police Chief Ronald Lee Miller to serve as U.S. Marshal for Kansas.

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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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Kansas gun-rights moving again after compromises

Posted: 03/12/2014 - A proposal to strip Kansas cities and counties of their power to regulate firearms is moving again through the Legislature after supporters stripped out two provisions preventing the state House from considering it.

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Senate committee rejects medical building funding

Posted: 03/12/2014 - A Kansas Senate committee ignored pleas from University of Kansas officials and approved a capital improvement plan that does not include funding for a new heath education building.

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Kansas budget panel rejects $2 million for new institute

Posted: 03/11/2014 - A Kansas Senate budget subcommittee has rejected a proposal to spend $2 million for a new institute at the University of Kansas to work with pharmaceutical companies on new drugs and technologies.

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Kansas considers moving dates of local elections

Updated: 03/10/2014 - A Kansas Senate committee plans to review a proposal this week to change the dates of local elections so they occur on the same schedule as legislative and statewide contests.

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