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Kansas lawmakers pass bill aimed at luring big chicken plant


March 11, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers approved legislation Monday aimed at attracting large chicken-processing plants to their state, six months after opposition in one Kansas City-area town stymied a $320 million project.

The bill would allow bigger poultry barns within a mile of residential areas. The House passed it Monday on an 84-37 vote; the Senate approved it last month, 29-10 . The bill goes to Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer next, and spokesman Kendall Marr said the governor plans to sign it.

The new law would take effect in July and more than triple the number of chickens that could...

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