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Gov. Sam Brownback announced a special session of the Legislature will take place to avoid closure of the state’s public schools. The Kansas Supreme Court recently rejected the state’s school funding system and set a deadline of June 30 to […]

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The Kansas Legislature has adjourned its 2016 session sine die today, June 1, 2016. Following a decision by the state’s Supreme Court disapproving of how funding is distributed among public schools, many were expecting lawmakers to take action during its […]

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The Kansas Legislature adjourned after passing a budget in the early hours of May 2, 2016. Lawmakers have been in session only 73 of the scheduled 90 days and will return to the state capitol on June 1 for a […]

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The Wichita, Kansas City Council approved a measure removing the prohibition on corporations, unions, and political action committees donating to local campaigns. Such groups are still limited to contributions of $500 per election, matching the limit on individual contributions and […]

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The Kansas Legislature adjourned Friday, June 12, 2015. The 113-day session was the longest in state history after lawmakers struggled to fix a deficit in the budget. A typical session only lasts 90 days and each additional day costs taxpayers […]

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A new bill could increase the expenditure threshold for lobbyist registration. House Bill 2082, attempting to account for inflation, would increase the current $100 threshold to $1,000. The current law has been in place since 1975. Proponents of the bill […]

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On June 18, the Kansas Ethics Commission dismissed a complaint accusing a candidate of soliciting contributions from lobbyists through social media, according to the Kansas City Star. On May 1, while the Legislature was still in session, a Facebook page […]

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The Kansas Legislature adjourned in the early morning hours of May 3, making this the shortest legislative session in 40 years. State lawmakers passed a budget and approved funding for courts and schools, but failed to address the state’s falling […]

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Gov. Sam Brownback has vetoed a bill increasing the spending threshold for lobbyist registration. Senate Bill 99 would have raised the expenditure threshold triggering lobbyist registration from $100 per calendar year to $500 per calendar year. The increased threshold was […]

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Ethics commission will likely propose modest increase

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Legislators return today

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May 9, 2012  •  

Today’s Redistricting News Roundup

We have news on redistricting issues from four states:

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May 2, 2012  •  

Here is the Latest Redistricting News

Today we have items from eight states:

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March 28, 2012  •  

The Latest Redistricting News

Today we have news on redistricting issues from nine states:

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