Month: April 2010

Community Defense Act Loses in Kansas Senate

April 28, 2010 By the narrowest of margins, the Kansas Senate declined to advance the Community Defense Act, which would apply statewide regulation to sexually oriented business.  The vote was 20-20 when 21 were needed. The Community Defense Act would protect Kansas communities by mandating midnight closings for sexually oriented businesses and not allowing them …

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Catholic Conference Urges Legislators to Protect Services for the Most Vulnerable

April 20, 2010 On April 28, the Kansas Legislature will return to work in order to wrap up the 2010 legislative session.  Balancing the state’s budget will be the primary focus of what is called the “veto-session,” which is scheduled to last roughly two weeks.  The Kansas Catholic Conference has sent a letter to every …

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House & Senate Appropriators Begin Final Push for a State Budget

April 19, 2010 The Senate Ways and Means Committee and the House Appropriations Committee will meet this week to attempt to put together a budget at a time when the state is facing a record funding shortfall.  While various solutions are being considered, the Kansas Catholic Conference continues to urge legislators to give special priority …

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