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AP Political Writer 

In Kansas, maligned 'gut and go' tactic gets laws enacted


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators know that the "gut and go" move they use to pass major bills each year sounds sketchy and makes it harder for people outside the Statehouse to follow what's going on under the dome.

Yet the Legislature is addicted to the move — stripping out a bill's contents and replacing it with details from another bill, often on a different subject. Many of its leaders argue the tactic is crucial to allowing lawmakers to finish their work on time when they're supposed to remain in session only 90 days a year.

Lawmakers in both parties have said making governmen...

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