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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.  

David Toland served as CEO at the economic development group Thrive Allen County. (File Photo: Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, April 1st, 2019

More than 40 economic development organizations from across Kansas have spoken out in favor of Toland’s nomination.  

Kansas News Service Monday, April 1st, 2019

The Kansas House may ultimately go along with the Senate’s plan to give public schools another funding increase but conservative senators want school districts to tell them how the money will benefit struggling students. Jim McLean of the Kansas News Service spoke with one of the lawmaker who’s pressing for details.

Kansas Senate chamber, sans state senators (Photo by J. Schafer)
Kansas News Service Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Kansas Senate Vice President Jeff Longbine says Republican leaders in that chamber are looking for ways to reduce the cost of a proposed Medicaid expansion. 

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by J. Schafer)
Kansas News Service Thursday, March 28th, 2019

The Kansas Legislature has passed a bill that would require the state’s child welfare agency to standardize the way it handles reports of children sexually abusing other children. 

Toland’s supporters say the 2015 grant was used to fund an anti-smoking campaign and had nothing to do with abortion.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Opponents say David Toland is unfit for the cabinet post because a development group he headed in 2015 received a grant from a fund established in the name of the late Wichita abortion provider Dr. George Tiller.

Kelly speaking to reporters after vetoing the bill. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Kelly sent a tax bill down in flames with a veto, but it might rise again from the ashes.

A group of state lawmakers have signed onto a push to stop abortion by declaring that equal rights start at the moment of conception. ​​​​​​​
Kansas News Service Monday, March 25th, 2019

The group Kansans for Life wants to amend the Kansas constitution to ensure that state lawmakers can regulate abortion without the state Supreme Court blocking them.


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