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By John Hanna
AP Political Writer 

Kansas lawmakers' budget mandates reviews of prison project


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators have included requirements in the next state budget for multiple reviews of a plan to build a new state prison before Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's administration can move forward with the project.

The state Department of Corrections hopes to have a final contract this fall with a private company to build a new prison to replace the state's oldest and largest one there. The department has proposed having the company that builds the prison lease it to Kansas for up to 40 years before the state owns it.

Lawmakers authorized both a lease-purchase agre...

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