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The Kansas Legislature passed a law last year aimed at placing juvenile offenders closer to their families.
Kansas News Service Monday, February 13th

The Kansas House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee is considering minor changes to the bill rather than repealing it.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach talks to attendees at the Kansas Republican Party annual convention, which was held Saturday in Manhattan.  (Photo by Jim Mclean)
Kansas News Service Monday, February 13th

Kris Kobach says he’s been advising the president on immigration and refugee issues.   

Representative Ron Ryckman speaking last year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, February 13th

There have been plans introduced, but nothing has made significant headway in the Legislature.

Kansas News Service Friday, February 10th

The Wichita-based conservative think tank is touting a new poll that suggests the majority of Kansans favor spending cuts over tax increases when it comes to fixing the state budget deficit.

The Kansas House chamber. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Friday, February 10th

The plan would adjust income tax rates and add a third income tax bracket.

Senate President Susan Wagle speaking to reporters after the debate was delayed. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, February 9th

Senators had been planning to debate tax and budget plans, but leaders say support for the bills was eroding.

Supporters of Medicaid expansion filled a wing of the Statehouse for a rally before a House committee began a hearing on a bill that would expand eligibility for KanCare, the state’s privatized Medicaid program. (Photo: Susie Fagan, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, February 9th

A yearlong campaign aimed at building support for Medicaid expansion culminated Wednesday in a lobbying effort aimed at convincing lawmakers that they still have time to act.

Senate President Susan Wagle speaking about the tax and budget plans Tuesday. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, February 8th

The budget plan includes cuts to education to help close a gap. The tax bill would eliminate an income tax exemption for businesses and raise income tax rates.

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, February 8th

The bill specifies more information that must be disclosed to women seeking an abortion, and it specifies the font and size used on forms.

Kobach says the115 names on his list of non-citizens who registered to vote in Kansas represent "just the tip of the iceberg."
Kansas News Service Wednesday, February 8th

Thousands of Kansans who registered to vote without providing proof of citizenship had their registrations suspended last summer. 

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