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Kansas lawmakers to work through weekend on budget fix

Lawmakers should book hotel rooms to stay in Topeka this weekend. House Speaker Ray Merrick confirmed Thursday morning that lawmakers would remain in Topeka through the weekend in hopes of finding a fix to the state’s budget hole.

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Missouri House endorses statewide rules for Uber, Lyft

The Missouri House gave its initial approval Wednesday night to a bill that would limit the ability of cities to regulate ride-hailing companies by creating statewide standards. The vote comes just weeks after Kansas City approved new rules applying to both traditional taxis and new technology companies such as Uber and Lyft that use smartphone apps to link passengers with drivers using their own vehicles.

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