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Controversial Bills Loom Over Kansas Legislature

Feb 24, 2014

Controversial bills are on the talk of the town for the Kansas Legislature.
Credit Stephen Koranda / Kansas Public Radio

Kansas politics have been making national headlines over several controversial bills—and not in a good way. First, there was the one that appeared to make discrimination against same-sex couples legal. Then, there was the one trying to make it legal to spank children hard enough to leave marks.

On Monday's Up to Date, we talk about those bills and how statehouse politics might affect this fall’s gubernatorial race.


  • Bob Beatty, Professor of political science, Washburn University.
  • John Hanna, Associated Press Kansas Statehouse correspondent
  • State Rep. Barbara Bollier, Mission Hills Republican