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Freshman State Rep. Ashley Bland Manlove On The Budget, LGBTQ Issues

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Missouri state Rep. Ashley Bland Manlove at KCUR's studios in March 2019.

Missouri state Rep. Ashley Bland Manlove is the granddaughter and niece of state lawmakers, but she’s already making her own mark two months into her first term. 

The Kansas City Democrat spoke with Statehouse Blend Missouri podcast host Brian Ellison about changes to criminal justice laws, serving on the Budget Committee and her decision last month to publicly announce that she’s a lesbian.

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Erica Hunzinger is the news editor for the Kansas News Service.