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The Kansas Senate chamber. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, February 7th

Almost all of the more than $150 million in cuts would come from K-12 and higher education.

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, February 7th

The bill would repeal an income tax exemption for some business owners and raise income tax rates.

Associated Press Tuesday, February 7th

The Kansas Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is urging the Justice Department to investigate whether the state's requirements violate federal voting laws. 

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont (photo credit: berniesanders.com)
Associated Press Tuesday, February 7th

The former Democratic presidential contender is scheduled to speak at the Washington Days convention later this month. 

 Arkansas State Senator Bryan King testifying before a Kansas House Committee. (Photo: Jim McLean)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, February 7th

A state senator from Arkansas told a House committee that Medicaid expansion in his state was an expensive failure. 

Members of the Senate Ways and Means Committee hear testimony on a bill to restore the Medicaid cuts. (Photo: Andy Marso)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, February 7th

A Kansas Senate committee heard testimony Monday on a bill which would increase a fee on HMO insurance plans to replace the cuts made to the state’s privatized Medicaid program.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach wants different identification requirements for state and federal elections.
Kansas Informat... Tuesday, February 7th

Senate Bill 37 would create a separate identification system for voting in state and local elections from that required to vote in Federal elections.

Senators listen during a hearing on the tax plan. From left to right are Republican Dan Kershen, Republican Chairwoman Caryn Tyson and Democrat Tom Holland. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, February 6th

The proposal would repeal a key piece of the 2012 tax cuts, an income tax exemption for some business owners. It would also raise income tax rates.

Members plan to meet to discuss Kansas health issues every two weeks during the session.
Kansas News Service Monday, February 6th

The group will make recommendations on health issues including ways to eliminate health disparities between counties and reduce early childhood trauma.

Supporters say they have enough votes in the Legislature to expand the state’s privatized Medicaid program.
Kansas News Service Monday, February 6th

Opponents say a debate on expanding KanCare is a waste of time with Congress preparing to repeal the Affordable Care Act.  

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