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Sunday Reader: New ‘liberty’ PAC formed; Kansans driving less

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Good morning everyone: It is was an extraordinary, if not immensely tiring, week for one and all β€” and it was just one day. Many of...

Bid to tack Medicaid expansion onto cable bill falls short

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As the 2020 legislative session nears an end, lawmakers made one last push to expand Medicaid by tacking it on to a bill focused...

Denning faces blowback over Kelly trip

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Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning on Thursday faced blowback from conservative members of his caucus for a trip he took with Democratic Gov. Laura...

UPDATED: GOP lawmakers rework Medicaid expansion bill

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(Updated to include more reporting during the day with edits throughout). A compromise proposal to expand Medicaid hit a roadblock Thursday when Republican lawmakers added...

Denning: Abortion funding, Medicaid expansion not linked

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(Developing: Will be updated as warranted) Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning took steps to defend the Medicaid expansion bill Friday, saying abortion opponents are falsely...

UPDATED: Democratic leadership takes on GOP Medicaid bill

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(Updated to reflect new comments from Denning) The volume of the Medicaid expansion debate turned up a notch Thursday when Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley...

GOP senators demand budget director withdraw testimony

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A group of key Republican lawmakers is demanding that the state budget director withdraw testimony critical of the Senate's Medicaid expansion plan. Republican members of...

Senate Medicaid plan starts falling into place

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The Senate plan to expand Medicaid is starting to fall into place, giving supporters hope that 2020 will be the year the Legislature extends...

Coalition wants Kansas tobacco age raised to 21

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A group of public health advocates is working on legislation for next session to raise the age for buying tobacco products and electronic cigarettes...

Senate rolls out committee memberships; new Democrats gain leadership posts

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The two newest Senate Democrats have been assigned leadership positions on key committees after leaving the GOP within about the last week. Sens. Barbara Bollier...