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A Preview Of The 2021 Kansas Legislative Session

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Lawmakers return to a markedly different Kansas Statehouse, one converted to protect those within its walls from contracting or spreading the coronavirus.

State legislators are starting the new session the same way the 2020 session ended — with a pandemic raging throughout the state.

COVID-19 means some testimony will be delivered virtually and access to the Statehouse will be limited. But lawmakers will still be considering issues from abortion to legalizing sports betting and medical marijuana.

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