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GOP Lawmaker: Stop 'Absurd' Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

Some Republican state lawmakers are saying that the current federal government shutdown needs to end before it harms the country further. The shut...

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GOP Lawmakers In Kansas: Fire Professor Or Face Consequences

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

Republican state legislators in Kansas are calling on the University of Kansas to dismiss a tenured journalism professor over a controversial tweet in...

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Lawmaker: Kansas Gun-Law Ban Makes State Attractive To Terrorists

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

Kansas is likely to implement a state law banning enforcement of federal weapon restrictions on guns made in the state, even though a similar Montana ...

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Lawmakers in Kansas Pass New Gun-Related Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

Kansas lawmakers continued a legislative session dominated by pro-gun measures with a bill that would prohibit using state funds to lobby for gun-cont...

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Kansas Vows To Fight Holder Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

Kansas officials are vowing to fight United States Attorney General Eric Holder's claim that the state's new ban on federal gun laws is unconstitution...

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Gun Battle Reignites Border War

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Missouri House of Representatives advanced two more pro-gun measures this week in an effort to compete with neighboring Kans...

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New Backers Behind Constitutional Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

Advocates for a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution have pinned their hopes on state legislatures calling for a new constitutional conv...

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Another State Considers Extreme Abortion Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

A Kansas legislative committee heard testimony Tuesday on a bill that would ban abortion following the detection of a fetal heartbeat, a measure that ...

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States Seek Constitutional Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

At least three states are seeking to force a constitutional convention to consider changes to the founding document. Indiana, Georgia and Kansas h...

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Lawmakers Advance Statewide Open Carry Gun Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

A Kansas legislative committee voted Friday morning to advance legislation permitting the open carry of guns statewide, which would nullify ordinances...

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Lawmakers Advance More Abortion Restrictions

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas House of Representatives voted to advance legislation adding new restrictions to abortions in the state Tuesday. T...

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Lawmakers Vote For Sweeping Gun Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas House of Representatives voted to allow concealed guns into the state Capitol Wednesday in one of three pro-gun bills...

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Lawmakers Vote To Keep Strippers, Lap Dances Legal

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

A Kansas legislative committee voted Friday morning to kill legislation that could have effectively banned strip clubs and lap dances in the state. ...

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Another State Looks At Arming Teachers

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

A Kansas legislative committee passed a bill Wednesday morning to allow concealed guns in public buildings and to allow teachers to carry guns at scho...

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'God, Guns And Gays' Chairman Orders Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

Members of a Kansas House of Representatives committee dealing with controversial social issues are under new orders to limit their social media use d...

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Lawmakers Surprising Final Action

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics

Kansas lawmakers may have worked through the weekend with no nap breaks, but the state remains the only one in the nation without a redistricting plan...

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Missouri Lawmaker: Keep 'Dreaded, Disgusting Jayhawks Symbol' Off Our License Plates

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

The 162-year-old border war between Missouri and Kansas heated up again this week as Show Me State lawmakers voted three times to ban a Kansas logo fr...

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State Lawmakers Ban Sharia Law, Legalize Happy Hour

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

A day after state lawmakers accused the United Nations of trying to "infiltrate" local governments, the Republican-controlled Kansas Senate adopted a ...

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Tax-Cut Budget Vote Was GOP 'Political Thuggery,' Democrat Says

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

Kansas House Republicans were accused of "political thuggery" after cutting off debate to pass a controversial tax plan that may cost the state at lea...