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During the final week of the regular legislative session, Kansas lawmakers came up with a school funding plan and confirmed a new commerce secretary. 
Kansas News Service Monday, April 8th, 2019

On this week’s installment of Statehouse Blend, Jim McLean talks with Kansas’s new Commerce Secretary David Toland about reinvigorating the state's economic development efforts.

Kelly praised lawmakers for arriving at a bipartisan compromise. (File Photo: Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, April 8th, 2019

Governor Kelly says she believes the $360 million boost in funding over the next four years will be enough satisfy the Kansas Supreme Court.

Kansas News Service Friday, April 5th, 2019

The state's Child Welfare System Task Force says lawmakers have made minimal progress on four out of 23 recommendations issued earlier this year.  

Republican Sen. Molly Baumgardner (left) was the Senate's lead negotiator on the school funding plan. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Friday, April 5th, 2019

Lawmakers tackled the biggest issue of the session with a vote Thursday.

(Photo: Dan Skinner/Kansas Public Radio)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly vetoed a tax relief bill, but there's been no attempt to override her veto just yet. 

Kansas News Service Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Governor Laura Kelly says Kansas Senate leaders are intentionally dragging their feet on legislation that would expand Medicaid. 

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, April 1st, 2019

A conference committee started work Monday.

Kansas News Service Monday, April 1st, 2019

Despite some vocal opposition to the nomination, the Kansas Senate confirmed David Toland as head of the state Department of Commerce. 

Photo by Chris Neal
Stephen Koranda Monday, April 1st, 2019

Lawmakers only have this week to pass a solution before their spring break.

Opponents say the "reversal" method is scientifically unproven and controversial in the medical industry.
Kansas News Service Monday, April 1st, 2019

The controversy involves medically induced abortions in which a pregnant woman takes two pills. The proposal would require doctors to tell patients that an abortion can be “reversed” if the woman doesn’t take the second pill.  

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