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  • Kansas House Appropriations Committee members, left to right, Richard Carlson of St. Marys; Kyle Hoffman of Coldwater and Marvin Kleeb of Overland Park confer during the House's session, Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The committee is working on a plan to comply with a court mandate to boost aid to poor school districts. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

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    Republicans who control the Kansas Legislature were looking Thursday for ways to meet a court mandate to boost funding for poor school districts without busting the state budget, but a top Democrat said they and GOP Gov. Sam Brownback should just pony up.

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    Davis calls for shorter Kansas legislative session

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  • Kansas Rep. Mike Peterson dies after long illness

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    Anti-gay marriage bill wins Kan. House's approval

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  • A quote from the Kansas Constitution hangs in the newly renovated gallery at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Gov. Brownback waxed nostalgic Wednesday in his prepared statement, noting new displays in the renovated Statehouse proclaim a line from the Kansas Constitution that "all political power is inherent to the people." (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Kansas governor sets vision for state's future

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  • Prosecutor Karen Fraivillig shows jurors a slide outlining the state's evidence against Shawn Tyson during closing arguments in the Shawn Tyson murder trial on March 28, 2012, at the Sarasota County Courthouse in Sarasota, Fla. Tyson faces two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of James Kouzaris, 24, and James Cooper, 25. (Associated Press/Sarasota Herald-Tribune)

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