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AFP Kansas newsletter: Health Care Freedom, March to Zero, statewide smoking ban and more

March 28, 2011 J

Legislative Update
The last day of the regular session is Saturday, April 2. Next week, the legislature will consider conference committee reports where House and Senate conferees negotiate agreements on pieces of legislation.
Here are some items of interest over the last few days:

Kansas Senate Blocks Reform for State Courts

March 10, 2011 J

The decisions made by Kansas’s appellate courts affect everyone in our state, yet the judges making those decisions are selected by an elite group of lawyers who represent less than 1 percent of Kansans. A new bill being considered by the Kansas legislature would change that, however, and provide voters a voice in the selection of our judges.

AFP-Kansas newsletter: Send us your tea party updates!

March 04, 2011 J

Legislative Update
Gov. Brownback, in response to a budget shortfall of nearly $500 million, has proposed eliminating the Kansas Arts Commission and transferring its functions to the Kansas Historical Society. The Arts Commission receives $750,000 in state taxpayer dollars annually. The Governor is proposing that approximately $550,000 be eliminated and used to help satisfy the budget shortfall. The remaining $200,000 would be appropriated to the Historical Society for the purpose of seeking grant monies.

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