UPDATED: Kansas House approves ESG bill; Senate committee reworks its version

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(Updated to reflect final vote on Thursday)

The Kansas House on Thursday approved a bill intended to keep state and local governments from playing favorites with businesses employing environmental, social and corporate governance principles.

The bill bars state and local governments from showing favoritism to ESG, which includes making investment or contracting decisions based on whether a business might be fossil-fuel oriented, manufactures guns or limits access to abortion for employees.

The bill was approved on an SSJ

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