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Supporters of the bill say it could prevent “policing for profit” while clarifying steps law enforcement should take when returning property. (Photo by Blaise Mesa, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

Supporters of the bill say this could prevent “policing for profit” while making the system for recovering seized property easier to navigate.  

This shop sells CBD products in Lawrence, Kansas. Lawmakers are considering legalizing more cannabis products for medical purposes. (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

Kansas nearly passed legislation last year that would have legalized cannabis for medical use. If it does so this year, it may be available by early 2024.  

CARE exams are more thorough than a usual doctor's exam, and few people in Kansas are qualified to do them. (Photo by Chris Neal, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, March 8th, 2022

Proposed legislation could make the child abuse investigation process in Kansas more uniform.

Kansas lawmakers listen to the Ukrainian national anthem at the conclusion of a rally at the Capitol one week into the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

University of Kansas students from Ukraine joined Kansas lawmakers in protesting the Russian invasion.  

There was $27.9 billion worth of uncollected fines and fees nationwide. Joanna Weiss with the Fines and Fees Justice Center wants states to reconsider their usefulness.
Kansas News Service Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022

Kansas legislators have discussed multiple proposals to change the state’s reliance on fines and fees. Some want the state to make even broader changes.

(Photo by Dylan Lysen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022

Efforts to eliminate the 6.5% sales tax on food have the support of the leading candidates for governor, but the change has hit some political hurdles.  

J. Schafer Thursday, February 17th, 2022

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Kansas lawmakers want schools to post class lessons online as a tool against critical race theory. (Photo: Celia Llopis-Jepsen / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, February 15th, 2022

Under a proposed Parents' Bill of Rights, Kansas K-12 schools and libraries would no longer be exempt from obscenity laws, opening them to potential criminal charges if they distribute material found to be harmful to minors.

Lawmakers leave the Kansas House chamber after voting to override the governor's veto of the redistricting plan. (Photo by Blaise Mesa, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, February 14th, 2022

The GOP-dominated Kansas House last week voted mostly along party lines to override Democratic Governor Laura Kelly’s veto of the map, which draws districts for the state’s four seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.  

Lawmakers leave the Kansas House chamber after voting to override the governor's veto of a redistricting plan. (Photo by Blaise Mesa, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, February 9th, 2022

Republicans in the House voted to override the governor's veto of the redistricting plan Wednesday, which was the last step to approving the map over Democratic opposition.  

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