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Lawmakers have approved a bill that would increase vehicle registration fees to help fund the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press

Here's a summary of the day's Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR staff.

Budget negotiators meeting at the Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

Kansas lawmakers are slated to vote on a bill Sunday that would delay a payment into the state pension plan and cut government spending to balance the budget.

Here's a summary of the day's Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by the KPR staff.

As the University of Kansas wraps up its sesquicentennial year, join us for a special Jayhawk edition of KPR Presents.

Republican lawmakers watch a board displaying the vote count. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

An unusual coalition of lawmakers helped soundly defeat a bill that would have repealed a tax exemption for Kansas businesses.

A rally at the Statehouse opposing the so-called bathroom bill. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

Around 100 opponents of a so-called bathroom bill rallied at the Kansas Statehouse Friday.

The Democratic National Convention is scheduled for Philadelphia this July. 

Republican Representative Marvin Kleeb (left) and Democratic Representative Tom Sawyer discuss a tax plan during a committee meeting. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

The Kansas House is set to vote Friday on a bill that would repeal a controversial tax exemption.

Republican Representative Dan Hawkins is one of the legislators negotiating a bill that would require KanCare providers to use a “step therapy” program for prescription drugs. (Photo by Jim McLean)

KanCare, the state’s privatized Medicaid program, is backing the so-called “step therapy” bill requiring health care providers to start Medicaid patients on less expensive drugs and then justify the reasons if they want to step up to more expensive medications.

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