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Kansas Statehouse (Photo by J. Schafer)
Associated Press Friday, February 17th

Kansas lawmakers have approved a big income tax increase and have rolled back tax breaks for businesses. The governor has already said he won't sign the bill into law.

Senator Tom Holland pitched a bill in the Kansas Senate to raise income taxes and eliminate a business tax exemption.
Stephen Koranda Friday, February 17th

The Senate voted down a bill that bill would raise more than $1 billion over two years by abandoning controversial tax policies promoted by Governor Sam Brownback. 

The Kansas House during a meeting Thursday. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, February 16th

The bill would increase taxes to help close a budget gap.

Republican Representative Steven Johnson speaking to reporters Wednesday. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, February 15th

The plan would reverse many of the tax cuts put in place in 2012.

Members of the House committee during the meeting. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, February 15th

The legislation would have allowed the KU Health System to permanently ban guns.

The Kansas House chamber. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, February 14th

The proposal would increase income tax rates and repeal an income tax exemption for more than 300,000 business owners.

Unless lawmakers vote to change it, a law will take efefct this summer allowing most residents to carry concealed firearms on college campuses, libraries and at public hospitals, like the University of Kansas Hospital and Medical Center.
Kansas News Service Tuesday, February 14th

The battle over guns continues at the Kansas Statehouse. At issue is whether residents should be allowed to carry concealed firearms on public college campuses, at public libraries or inside other public places, like the facilities of the KU Health System in Kansas City, Kansas.

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, February 14th

The proposal would allow public hospitals, mental health facilities and nursing homes to ban concealed guns.

Celeste Dixon speaking at the Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, February 13th

The proposal would instead offer life without parole as a sentence for heinous crimes.

The Kansas House chamber. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, February 13th

The plan avoids cuts to education while eliminating a more than $300 million deficit in the current fiscal year.

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