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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.
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.
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.
2013 Legislative Session