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Red Light, Green Light For Bills And Highways

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Kansas lawmakers have given the green light to a slew of bills to proceed past a mid-session break, while stopping other proposals in their tracks. Meanwhile, new KDOT Secretary Julie Lorenz is looking forward to getting the state highway program back on the road. 

CORRECTION: In this episode we incorrectly described a bill Democrats were upset to see fall by the wayside. The legislation would have made it a crime to commit "sexual battery" — defined as non-consensual touching — against a spouse. Kansas eliminated spousal exemptions for rape and aggravated sexual battery decades ago.

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Jim McLean is a political correspondent for the Kansas News Service, a collaboration based at KCUR with other public media stations across Kansas. You can email him at jim@kcur.org.
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