Kansas Senate http://kcur.org en Controversial Bills Loom Over Kansas Legislature http://kcur.org/post/controversial-bills-loom-over-kansas-legislature <p>Kansas politics have been making national headlines over several controversial bills—and not in a good way. First, there was the one that appeared to make discrimination against same-sex couples legal. Then, there was the one trying to make it legal to spank children hard enough to leave marks.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Monday's<em> <a href="http://kcur.org.programs/date">Up to Date</a></em>, we talk about those bills and how statehouse politics might affect this fall’s gubernatorial race.</span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guests:</span></strong></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 20:42:52 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 51735 at http://kcur.org Controversial Bills Loom Over Kansas Legislature Missouri And Kansas Lawmakers Tackle New Sessions http://kcur.org/post/missouri-and-kansas-lawmakers-tackle-new-sessions <p>When lawmakers go back to work in Kansas and Missouri, they’ll have some hot issues to keep them warm.</p><p>On Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, state lawmakers from both Kansas and Missouri join us to talk about those contentious topics. In Kansas, the buzz centers around school funding and how the state’s Supreme Court could change the budget for education.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 18:56:18 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 49329 at http://kcur.org Missouri And Kansas Lawmakers Tackle New Sessions Kansas 11th District Senate Incumbent Faces Conservative Challenger http://kcur.org/post/kansas-11th-district-senate-incumbent-faces-conservative-challenger <p>Word came Tuesday that the Kansas Chamber of Commerce&#39;s political action committee spent more than a quarter of a million dollars on statehouse races this year supporting conservative Republicans running for state office.</p><p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 04:08:00 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 21961 at http://kcur.org Kansas 11th District Senate Incumbent Faces Conservative Challenger