I reported on the spring 2014 Kansas legislative session for my work with KU Statehouse Wire Service, focusing on taxation, health care and technology. In addition to extensive research, I took stories outside of the capitol by researching the effects proposed bills would have on Kansas residents.
One piece that I wrote in February followed a proposed bill that would allow businesses to deny wedding-related services to individuals on the basis of “sincerely held religious beliefs.” I followed the creation of the bill, local businesses’ reactions and protests in a Topeka, until the bill was finally vetoed.
- Legislators offer tax credits for scholarships to private schools
- Topeka awaits action on health care compact
- Health care compact could break Kansas from Affordable Care Act
- Admissions experts combat low retention rates
- State sales tax holiday proposed for fall
- Proposed House bill would store buyer information for prepaid phones
- Kansas businesses await final action on grocery store liquor bill
- Grocery store alcohol bill resurfaces in Legislature