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Archive for Wednesday, February 29, 2012

40 years ago: State legislators meet with students at KU forum

February 29, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Feb. 29, 1972:

  • A seminar with legislators at Kansas University had provided some answers to about a dozen students who showed up with their questions. Sen. Arden Booth and Reps. John Vogel and Morris Kay had recently appeared at a political forum sponsored by KU Student Vote '72. The announced topic had been the impact of the 18-year-old vote in the next election, but the questions ranged across a wide variety of topics, including funding for higher education and the concerns of striking employees on campus.
  • A bill concerning junior-college tuition had passed the Kansas House this week, 92-11, and was headed for the Senate. The bill provided that the student's residence at the time of high school graduation was to be considered his or her residence for the next three years for the purpose of determining out-of-district tuition. The state legislature was also working on bills allowing private clubs at hotels with more than 25 rooms and permitting township boards to establish ambulance services. The Kansas House had also voted against a bill that would have let a bank open two additional facilities in the city where it had been chartered. The current law allowed banks to have only one "detached teller facility" within 2,600 feet of the home bank.

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