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Brownback welcomes Trump tax proposal, while Kansas lawmakers are more hesitant

Back in 2012, Gov. Sam Brownback promised that tax cuts would be like “ a shot of adrenaline” to Kansas. Since then, the state has dealt with budget cuts and shortfalls and is still debating an effort to roll back the governor’s signature policy. President Donald Trump is proposing deep tax cuts of his own, but on a national scale.

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Missouri lawmakers moving ahead with tougher restrictions on abortion

Bills making their way through the General Assembly aim to make it more difficult for women to get an abortion in Missouri, ranging from new inspection standards for abortion clinics to new parental notification requirements. These legislative efforts are set against a promise by Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley to maintain the state’s abortion restrictions by continuing to fight last week’s federal court decision.

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Federal judge orders Kobach to share documents from his meeting with Trump

A photograph of documents Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach brought to a meeting with then-President-elect Donald Trump revealed that they included a reference to voter rolls. The American Civil Liberties Union sought their disclosure as part of an ongoing lawsuit against a Kansas law that requires voters to provide proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate or passport, when they register to vote.

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Brownback says he's "heartened" by Trump tax plan

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said Wednesday he had not read the actual proposal but was pleased with President Donald Trump's tax plan.
Hunter Woodall The Kansas City Star
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Brownback says he's "heartened" by Trump tax plan

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