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Reporters for KPR and the Kansas News Service discuss the week in the Kansas Legislature.
Kansas News Service Monday, February 24th, 2020

Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle is urging senators to block a bipartisan Medicaid expansion plan drafted by Republican Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning and Democratic Governor Laura Kelly. 

Emily Brown was questioned about her natural hair at the non-profit organization where she is founder and CEO. (Photo courtesy of Emily Brown)
KCUR Radio Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

The bill primarily addresses discrimination in schools and the workplace against African Americans hairstyles .

U.S. Highway 69 in Overland Park at dawn, as traffic quickly fills up a highway that clogs nearly every rush hour. (Photo by Scott Canon, Kansas News Service)
Jim McLean Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Governor Laura Kelly won election, in part, on a promise to restore the state’s finances.  And, she says she's not seeking a tax increase to help pay for her new $10 billion transportation plan.

A state website shows all the registered offenders within one mile of the Kansas Statehouse. (Screenshot from the Kansas Bureau of Investigations public registry)
Stephen Koranda Monday, February 17th, 2020

A committee advanced two bills to ease up on the registry rules.

Medicaid expansion advocates attend a rally last month at the Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, February 17th, 2020

Lawmakers frustrated by Medicaid expansion delays are considering pushing back.

Reporters for KPR and the Kansas News Service discuss the week in the Kansas Legislature.
Kansas News Service Monday, February 17th, 2020

Kansas lawmakers remain deadlocked on the issues of abortion and Medicaid expansion. But they’re making progress on other issues, including a proposal aimed at curbing e-cigarette use among young Kansans by banning the sale of flavored vape juices.

Flavored e-liquids for sale at Eric Cope's shop in Topeka. (Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, February 14th, 2020

The bill would let menthol flavor remain.

(Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Lawmakers have proposals to make medical billing more transparent.

The KPERS headquarters in Topeka. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, February 10th, 2020

A committee advanced the bill, but it's set for a likely defeat in the full chamber.

KPR and Kansas News Service reporters discuss the week in the Kansas Legislature.
Kansas News Service Monday, February 10th, 2020

Republicans are threatening to block efforts to expand Medicaid until the Kansas Legislature approves a measure that would let residents vote on whether the state constitution includes a woman’s right to an abortion.

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