Kansas Legislative Session 2014 http://hppr.org en Kansas lawmakers resume session this week http://hppr.org/post/kansas-lawmakers-resume-session-week <p></p><p>Kansas lawmakers are set to resume the 2014 legislative session this week after taking almost a month off.&nbsp; They still have some work to do according a <a href="http://www.kansaspublicradio.org/news/statehouse-news/8527-ks-lawmakers-to-resume-session">recent report from Kansas Public Radio</a>.</p><p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 31111 at http://hppr.org Kansas lawmakers resume session this week Kansas: Brownback signs school finance bill with controversial add-ons http://hppr.org/post/kansas-brownback-signs-school-finance-bill-controversial-add-ons <p></p><p>Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed the school finance bill this week; complete with controversial add-ons <a href="http://m.cjonline.com/news/2014-04-21/brownback-signs-school-finance-bill-add-ons">reported the Topeka Capital-Journal</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 30835 at http://hppr.org Kansas: Brownback signs school finance bill with controversial add-ons Brownback signs Kansas Supreme Court changes into law http://hppr.org/post/brownback-signs-kansas-supreme-court-changes-law <p></p><p>Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback recently signed 19 bills into law.&nbsp; Topping the list was and a bill stripping the Kansas Supreme Court of its appointment power as well as changing the system’s management according to a <a href="http://www.khi.org/news/2014/apr/18/gov-brownback-signs-19-bills-law/">recent article from the Kansas Health Institute.</a></p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:04 +0000 Cindee Talley 30776 at http://hppr.org Brownback signs Kansas Supreme Court changes into law Kansas Senate passes bills regarding foster parents rights and voter party changes http://hppr.org/post/kansas-senate-passes-bills-regarding-foster-parents-rights-and-voter-party-changes <p></p><p>Two bills were recently passed by the Kansas Senate. &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:00:04 +0000 Cindee Talley 29073 at http://hppr.org Kansas Senate passes bills regarding foster parents rights and voter party changes Kansas Legislature Scolds Itself Over Slew Of Contentious Bills http://hppr.org/post/kansas-legislature-scolds-itself-over-slew-contentious-bills Some Kansas lawmakers have been getting a lot of attention during this legislative session for controversial bills they've introduced. Some lawmakers argue that the initiatives are distracting from core issues, like the economy, and are casting a negative light on the state.<p>One recent bill would make it legal for residents here to spank their kids harder, hard enough to leave bruises. There's another bill that supporters say is about religious freedom, but critics say that it offers protection for discrimination. Sun, 16 Mar 2014 21:04:00 +0000 Stephen Koranda 29174 at http://hppr.org Kansas Legislature Scolds Itself Over Slew Of Contentious Bills