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Legislature may need extended session

by Rep. Don Schroeder Kansas House of Representatives The Legislature is near the halfway point on the calendar, but that does not mean the work is half done. As we move past turnaround, the pace picks up. We still need to get the 2018 and 2019 budgets finished and many Senate bills and conference reports voted on after turnaround. We […]

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Acceptable tax plan challenging to find

The Legislature is back at work after the Memorial Day weekend. Even though it was a wet weekend, Memorial Day is a special day of remembrance. The Legislature is making some progress at this point. The budget details are being refined but tax proposals are slow in coming. As the session gets late, especially as we approach the first of […]

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Legislature takes action on numerous health-related bills

by Andy Marso KHI News Service The House and Senate passed a flurry of health-related bills before leaving Thursday for a long weekend, but the most controversial issues remain unresolved. Friday?s ?turnaround? day represents a soft deadline for bills to pass their chambers of origin. That led to long work days in both chambers. The House and Senate kicked out […]

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Alternative plan to expand Medicaid introduced in Kansas Legislature

by Andy Marso KHI News Service An alternative plan to expand Medicaid loaded with elements meant to woo Republicans has been introduced in Kansas. But it could face the same difficult political climate that killed similar bills in other states last week. Rep. Tom Sloan said Monday the proposal introduced by the Vision 2020 Committee he chairs represents a Kansas […]

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Legislature returns for wrap-up session

The Legislature went back in session beginning Wednesday for the wrap up/veto session. The wrap up was fairly short, ending late Friday, with one issue requiring completion and several other items taken up. In conference committees, bills are combined to expedite the process resulting in a mixture of good and sometimes not-so-good. The one issue required was the budget. While […]

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