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Thu January 17, 2013

Top Morning News 01.17.13

Kansas being hit hard by flu virus; Senate passes controversial 'pay-go' budget; Medical marijuana bill introduced into Kansas Senate. 

Kansas Among Hardest Hit By Flu Virus

Kansas is among 10 states that are currently being hit hardest with the flu virus.

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Senate Passes So-Called 'Pay-Go' Budget Rule

The Kansas Senate has passed a new rule that will make it harder to increase spending in budget bills. The rule is known as "pay as you go," or "pay-go."

It requires any budget amendment added on the Senate floor to be offset with an equal cut in spending.

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Proposal Will Legalize Medical Marijuana In KS

A bill introduced in the Kansas Senate would make it legal for patients with some medical conditions to use marijuana. Those patients would need a doctor's prescription.

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