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TOPEKA — The House Committee on Education recently discussed a bill that aims to prevent and prohibit bullying in schools through policies and procedures in accordance with state law. 

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TOPEKA — Rep. Renee Erickson (R-Wichita) was told to leave her religious beliefs "at the door" or to "find something else to do" during her time as a school principal at Brooks Middle School in Wichita. Because of that, Erickson says that students and faculty who want to express their religi…

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TOPEKA — The Kansas House Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice voted on Feb. 25 to table a bill that would prevent judges from reducing an offender's prison sentence on the basis that child sex crime victims are partially responsible as aggressors to the situation. 

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TOPEKA -- Sarah Madden said her son, Peyton’s first bout with skin cancer was on his right eye. The bump grew from the size of a pimple to a marble in three weeks. As a result, his eye was reconstructed­ but it’s not noticeable. Since then, Peyton had another skin cancer on his nose that was…

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TOPEKA  -- An amendment to House Bill 2108, which is under discussion, would authorize school districts to "provide peer-reviewed, evidence-based instruction and support services" to at-risk students at the primary and secondary levels.

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TOPEKA -- A new bill could lower the cost of groceries and other food products across the state of Kansas, following a hearing at the House Taxation Committee.

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TOPEKA – Legislators are considering a statue that would change the calculation for the cost of keeping civil prisoners in jail. House Bill 2097 was introduced Jan. 29 and sent to the Committee on Judiciary. The bill has not been voted on and awaits further interpretation.

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TOPEKA – The Midwest is considered the “breadbasket of America” due to its favorable climate and rich soil. However, Kansas isn’t typically the first place on a person’s wine country tour list.

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TOPEKA — The Legislative Task Force on Dyslexia gave a report to the legislature last Wednesday on the recommendations regarding evidence-based practices for students with dyslexia.

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TOPEKA — Benjamin Scafidi, the Kennesaw State director of the Education Economics Center, visited the Kansas House on Wednesday to discuss public school spending per student and its effect on student performance in state standardized tests.

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TOPEKA – Members of the Higher Education Budget committee on Thursday afternoon heard from top leaders from the state’s two biggest universities. Dr. Douglas Girod, chancellor at the University of Kansas, and Dr. Charles Taber, provost and executive vice president at Kansas State University,…

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TOPEKA -- A recent bill requiring a $500 annual stipend for teachers to buy supplies was introduced to the House Education Committee during a hearing on Monday.

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TOPEKA — Kansas is known for its rolling fields of wheat and sunflowers, but it may soon be home to a growing number of vineyards thanks to the introduction of a Senate bill on Wednesday proposing the designation of official red and white wine grapes.

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TOPEKA -- In a hearing Feb. 6, House legislators passed a bill that will provide tax credits for those buying goods from companies that employ blind and disabled workers. Bill 2044 was then introduced in the Senate and is awaiting further discussion in the Committee on Commerce while support…

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TOPEKA — On Feb. 6, a committee hearing took place in the Kansas House for HB2009. The bill is “an act concerning legal public holidays; designating indigenous people’s day; amending K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 35-107 and 35-205 and repealing existing sections.”

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TOPEKA — Under current law, there are inaccuracies in DUI advisories regarding potential suspension times, provisions that were found unconstitutional, and a penalty for drivers who refuse to be tested.  

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TOPEKA—Less than a year after it was established, the State of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Working Group has presented the Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Plan to the Legislature.

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TOPEKA — Kansas is lagging behind 27 other states that have made significant progress over the last five years in evaluating the impact and effectiveness of costly tax incentives,  according to Pew Charitable Trust evaluation ratings.

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TOPEKA — Sarah Madden said her 12-year-old son, Peyton, lives with a skin condition known as Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP). He was diagnosed at three years old when he developed his first skin cancer.

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TOPEKA -- Due to inconsistencies in statutes regarding sentencing for alleged felons who commit another felony while out on bond, the Kansas Sentencing Commission introduced House Bill 2046 to rectify the issue. On Monday, the House Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice began hearing…

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The Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS) has requested roughly $2.1 million in administrative and investments costs for the next two fiscal years.

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TOPEKA — The Kansas House of Representatives discussed the removal of an amendment to House Bill 2079 on Wednesday, which currently states that spouses are exempt from being charged with sexual battery in the state of Kansas.

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