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Kansas Legislature to test governor's skill at splitting GOP


January 13, 2019

By JOHN HANNA, AP Political Writer

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators are preparing to open an annual session that will show whether new Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly is skilled at separating moderate Republicans from their more conservative GOP leaders to pass the bills that matter most to her.

Lawmakers expect big debates over the next four months on Kelly's top priorities, boosting aid to public schools and expanding the state's Medicaid health coverage for the needy. Republican legislative leaders are more interested in cutting income taxes.

Kelly takes office and lawmakers convene...

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