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Former Kansas Senate president Dick Bond dies


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Richard "Dick" Bond, a Republican former president of the Kansas Senate, has died at the age of 84.

Bond, of Overland Park, who was a banker and attorney, had been in failing health, The Kansas News Service reported.

He served in the Kansas Senate from 1986 to 2001, and was Senate president for the last four years. He was credited with securing the first $40 million for the renovation of the state Capitol building.

In later years, he sometimes broke with the GOP after it became more conservative. He endorsed Medicaid expansion and supported Democrat Laura Kelly in her...

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