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Lawmakers pass firearms legislation and a sexual education bill before a legislative deadline known as "turnaround."

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The deadline, known as "turnaround," marks the end of the line for many bills.

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for most of Kansas, with several inches of snow expected.

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Still, it's not expected that this surplus can solve the state's budget problems. 

Sponsors say the measure would increase voter participation.

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The teaching of sex education in public schools has become a target for some state lawmakers, who are seeking big changes.

Two bills in the Kansas Legislature would change the way sex education is taught in public schools.  But Commentator John "Richard" Schrock says both bills are essentially an effort to remove the subject from the classroom altogether.

The Kansas Senate chamber. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

The legislation moves local government spring elections to the fall of odd-numbered years.

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