Government & Politics

Three new Kansas regents are approved

Dave Murfin of Wichita, Daniel J. Thomas of Mission Hills and Dennis A. Mullin of Manhattan were appointed in June and have now been approved by a Kansas Senate committee to serve four-year terms.

Government & Politics

Missouri GOP makes scholarship ban for students brought into country illegally a priority of veto session

When the Missouri General Assembly returns to the Capitol on Sept. 16, lawmakers will debate a bill vetoed earlier this year by Gov. Jay Nixon that would ban students whose parents entered the country without legal permission from being eligible for the state’s A+ Scholarship Program. “I can’t rationalize in my head why we would reward somebody who is breaking the law,” says state Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, a Shell Knob Republican.

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