March 5, 2008
Kansas Speaker of the House Melvin Neufeld, pointing, talks about the House of Representatives chamber during a tour in the west wing of the newly renovated Kansas State Capitol in Topeka.
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Taxes and education dominated the first legislative update of the latest Statehouse session Saturday at Tonganoxie VFW Hall. Sen. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, Rep. Jim Karleskint, R-Tonganoxie and State School Board Member Janet Waugh of Kansas City, Kan., spoke during the forum.
House gives preliminary OK to bill that supporters say preserves religious freedom, but opponents say allows discrimination
The Kansas House on Wednesday advanced legislation that would allow a religious defense to discriminate against gays.
A bill aimed at giving Kansas health care providers more legal protection if they want to avoid any involvement in abortions is moving toward House passage.
The Kansas House on Wednesday rejected a proposed amendment to the state constitution that sought to clarify that only the Legislature can decide how to appropriate state money.
Topeka — The Kansas House has given first-round approval to a bill creating a prayer room at the Statehouse.
Kansas is sometimes identified with Carrie Nation's saloon-smashing and imposed its own Prohibition for decades, but legislators moved closer Tuesday to quietly repealing the state's ban on happy hours at bars, taverns, clubs and restaurants.
Area counties that were shorted significant gasoline tax revenue will receive repayment during a five-year period if the measure continues to progress.