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The advocacy organization Kansas Appleseed is working to pressure Republican leaders in the Kansas Senate into allowing a vote on a Medicaid expansion bill.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle and Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning have so far refused to allow a vote on the issue of expanding KanCare, the state's version of Medicaid.

Kauffman Stadium in Kanas City (File photo / KCUR)
Stephen Koranda Monday, April 29th, 2019

Proposals to legalize sports betting in Kansas have struck out this session.

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by Dan Skinner)
Associated Press Monday, April 29th, 2019

Kansas lawmakers have tightened the financial requirements for a license to operate nursing homes after state regulators were forced to take over 22 struggling facilities last year.

The Kansas Judicial Building in Topeka is home to the Kansas Supreme Court
Staff and Wire ... Friday, April 26th, 2019

The Kansas Supreme Court rules that the state constitution protects abortion rights.

The court announced that it would issue a decision today (FRI) in a lawsuit filed by two abortion providers in 2015. (Photo:kcur.org) 
Kansas News Service Friday, April 26th, 2019

A trial-court judge ruled that the Kansas constitution provides protections for abortion rights that are independent of protections under the U.S. Constitution. 

Kansas News Service Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Democrat Cindy Holscher is running to unseat Kansas Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning of Overland Park.  

Slot machines at the Hollywood Casino in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Lawmakers could take up the issue when they return next week.

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly (file photo: Stephen Koranda/KPR)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly is in the process of fulfilling a campaign promise to "rebuild Kansas" after years of state budget cuts.   

  Anti-abortion protesters march around the Kansas Statehouse in 2017. (Photo by Stephen Koranda / Kansas Public Radio)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Kansas could join a handful of states requiring doctors to tell patients that even if they take an abortion-inducing pill, there’s a treatment that could let them change their minds.  The medical establishment disagrees.  In this report from the Kansas News Service, we’ll hear that perspective and from others who think the effects of an abortion pill can be reversed.  

 State education officials say $90 million a year for four years is plenty to get school funding levels where they need to be. (Photo by Dan Skinner)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Several school districts argue that the education department may have made a drafting error and that it will take hundreds of millions of dollars more to adequately fund public schools..

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