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What to watch as Kansas’ 2024 legislative session begins

With an election year underway, Kansas' 2024 legislative session is gearing up to be a big one. Medicaid expansion, school choice and tax cuts are expected to take up space as the Republican supermajorities in the House and Senate push back against Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s priorities.

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly continues to fight for Medicaid expansion despite a significant roadblock: the state legislature’s GOP supermajority. Conversations about a flat income tax could be on the docket, a concept that Kelly has previously vetoed.

Up To Date's Steve Kraske spoke with the Kansas News Service's Dylan Lysen to hear what fights could continue into 2024.

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