Archive for Friday, April 1, 2005

Highlights from the Kansas Legislature

April 1, 2005


— Two bills pushed by abortion opponents cleared the Legislature, one imposing new rules for abortion clinics and another requiring doctors performing abortions on girls under 14 to preserve fetal tissue for possible prosecutions of child rapists.


  • A compromise $11.3 billion state budget won House approval, putting it one vote away from going to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
  • Legislation increasing penalties for criminals preying on children was sent to the governor.
  • Lawmakers expressed sadness over the death of Kansas Supreme Court Justice Robert Gernon.

Clock is ticking:

Thursday was the 77th day of the session, out of 90 scheduled.

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