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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback. (credit:  Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

New Kansas Rules Would Limit Spending Of Welfare Benefits

A new Kansas law tells poor families that they can’t use cash assistance from the state to attend concerts, get tattoos, see a psychic or buy lingerie. The list of don’ts runs to several dozen items.

04/16/2015

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback. (credit:  Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Kansas Governor Signs Country’s First Ban On Abortion Procedure

Kansas became the first state Tuesday to ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure that critics describe as dismembering a fetus.

04/07/2015

File photo of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback.  (credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Kansas To Allow Carrying Of Concealed Guns Without Permit

Kansas will become the fifth state to allow its residents to carry concealed firearms without a permit throughout the state.

04/02/2015

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback. (credit:  Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Kansas Senate Passes Brownback’s School Funding Overhaul

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s $4.1 billion plan to overhaul public school funding passed through the Senate on Monday, but a district court order issued last week signaled that the plan may be blocked before it gets off the ground.

03/16/2015

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States Move To Blunt Obama Carbon Plan

As President Barack Obama prepares to announce tougher new air quality standards, lawmakers in several states already are trying to blunt the impact on aging coal-fired power plants that feed electricity to millions of consumers.

06/01/2014

File photo of anti-abortion protesters. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Kansas Abortion Foes To Converge At Statehouse

Hundreds of abortion opponents are expected to converge on the Kansas Statehouse to mark the anniversary of the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.

01/22/2014

File photo of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Kansas Gov Compares Anti-Abortion Protests To Abolitionist Movement

Gov. Sam Brownback says Kansas has been called to be a national leader on moral issues, comparing past anti-abortion protests in Wichita to the abolitionist movement that helped end slavery.

01/16/2014

File photo of Gov. Sam Brownback. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Kansas Gov. Brownback Signs Into Law Bill Declaring Life Begins ‘At Fertilization’

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed sweeping anti-abortion legislation Friday, giving his state a new law to block tax breaks for abortion providers, ban sex-selection abortions and declare that life begins “at fertilization.”

04/19/2013

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback gives a speech supporting Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry at the Hotel Pattee on Jan. 2, 2012 in Perry, Iowa. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Kansas Governor Signs Bill Banning Islamic Law

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a law aimed at keeping the state’s courts or government agencies from basing decisions on Islamic or other foreign legal codes, and a national Muslim group’s spokesman said Friday that a court challenge is likely.

05/26/2012

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