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Mon March 18, 2013

Top Morning News 3.18.13

House and Senate have different sales tax proposals; Woman walking 60 miles to draw attention to school funding issues; Legally obtained pot still illegal in Kansas.

Kan. House, Senate Differ On Sales Tax Issue

The Kansas House and Senate are working on two bills that would cut income taxes. The bill that passed the Senate would make permanent a temporary sales tax that's set to expire later this year. The House plan would let the sales tax expire as planned.

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Woman Walking 60 Miles For School Funding Issue

A member of a group that advocates for Kansas schools is walking 60 miles to Topeka to talk to lawmakers about improved funding.

Thirty-five-year-old Heather Ousley of Merriam began walking Saturday morning and plans to arrive in Topeka on Monday night.

The mother of three is a member of Game on For Kansas Schools. She's angered by several legislative proposals, including one to amend the Kansas Constitution to give the Legislature sole authority to determine funding for public schools, thereby cutting out the courts.

Teacher's union members have invited her to attend several legislative sessions Tuesday.

Courts: Legally Obtained Pot Still Illegal In Kansas

The Kansas Court of Appeals says marijuana obtained legally in another state is still illegal in Kansas.

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