Archive for Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Statehouse briefing: House bill would end city restrictions on concealed carry

March 14, 2007

Here are today's headlines from Kansas government:

(KTKA) Measure could nix local gun ordinances: A new bill stopping local governments from imposing their own restrictions on concealed weapons is heading to the House chamber.

(Kansas Health Institute News Service) Seat belt laws eyed: The House Transportation Committee is expected to take action on an updated Kansas seat belt law.

(KC Star) Tax breaks on tap for seniors: The Kansas House tentatively approved $58 million in tax breaks Tuesday for seniors and many low-income Kansans.

(Topeka Capital-Journal) Board outlines restraint policy: Kansas State Board of Education members on Tuesday laid out how they hope schools will use seclusion and restraint with special education students.

(Topeka Capital-Journal) Bill allows casinos in certain border counties: From his office, Baxter Springs Mayor Huey York could drive nine miles along US-69 highway, over the state line into Oklahoma and pull into the Quapaw Casino. "You can come down and see all the Kansas license plates," he told a House committee Tuesday during a hearing on bringing expanded gaming to three counties.

(LJW) Are more tolls in Kansas' future?
Motorists who complain about tolls on the Kansas Turnpike may have more to complain about in a couple of years.

(LJW) Sebelius toll plan exits: Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' proposal to increase tolls on the Kansas Turnpike to help pay for repairs at state universities barely made it to the legislative on-ramp Tuesday.

(Topeka Capitol-Journal) Hill's tax break nears approval: The House indicated willingness Tuesday to back tax incentives crafted to convince Topeka-based Hill's Pet Nutrition to locate a new production plant in Kansas.

(Wichita Eagle) Lottery income to help fund hall: Saying it was time to "step up to the plate," state senators on Tuesday approved $1.5 million in funding for the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame.

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