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Thursday, February 26th, 2015 @ 7:57PM

House completes work a day ahead of deadline

TOPEKA—The Kansas House of Representatives on Thursday completed its work a day early and adjourned until Wednesday next week, when it will begin considering bills from the Senate. The House debated 10 bills on general orders Thursday, having already approved 18 on Wednesday and nine on Tuesday. The session calendar…

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Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 @ 8:48PM

Kansas House approves House, Joint Rules

TOPEKA—Kansas Representatives on Tuesday voted to approve House Rules and Joint Rules for the 2015-2016 legislative biennium. Both the House Rules and Joint Rules include provisions for pay-go. This means that during floor debate on a funding bill, new spending cannot be added unless there is a provision to remove…

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Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 @ 5:09PM

Legislative intern program deadline extended

TOPEKA—Speaker Pro Tem Peggy Mast (R-Emporia) announced Tuesday the deadline to apply for an internship with the 2015 Kansas legislature has been extended. The new deadline will be December 23rd. Applicants must complete the application, in addition to the submission of a resume, writing sample, and letter of recommendation from…

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Friday, May 30th, 2014 @ 6:56PM

Rep. Pauls joins Republican Party

                TOPEKA–State Representative Janice Pauls of Hutchinson on Friday announced she is forgoing her Democratic Party affiliation in favor of becoming a Republican. Citing her own long held values and the recent shift of the Democrat Party to the far left on social…

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Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 @ 7:14AM

Legislature passes budget, adjourns 2014 session

TOPEKA—The Kansas House on Friday approved a supplemental spending package for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 and subsequently adjourned the 2014 legislative session 11 days early. The appropriations bill (S sub for HB 2231) that passed 70-54 and is now on its way to Governor Brownback contains supplemental funding and…

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Monday, April 7th, 2014 @ 3:38AM

House Republicans approve education funding, policy improvements

TOPEKA— House Republicans on Sunday concurred on a bill that will make school funding equitable across Kansas, provide $81 million in property tax relief, and make substantial educational policy improvements. The bill was approved 63-57 with all Republicans votes. The passage fully satisfies the equity portion of the Gannon lawsuit….

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