Quick look at news that's not quite as exciting as the media circus surrounding the top politico in Missouri. Still it's important as far as Statehouse life is concerned.
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Red State Midterm Hope OR Hype???
Segment 1: As the legislative season ends in Kansas, Democrats look ahead to midterm elections. While state lawmakers shift their focus from drafting laws to campaigning, we checked in with two Democratic Party leaders to get a sense for how they'll gauge success at the ballots this August and November.
Show-Me Search For Justice
A Missouri Man Has Already Served Almost 2 Decades in Prison for a Murder He Didn't Commit, But He Still Has Not Been Freed
David Robinson has already spent almost 20 years of his life in prison for a murder he did not commit. This was despite the fact that another man confessed to the murders a mere three years after he was convicted.
Government Tech Talk
Kansas Revenue Secretary Sam Williams is defending the process his agency used to hand out a multi-million dollar IT contract without taking public bids. The deal with contractor CGI to update a tax management system will cost the state $50 million over 10 years.
Somewhat Local Fight For Power
Battle For A Senate Seat In A Swing District
Show-Me Crackdown Repercussions
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Missouri's tough treatment of sex offenders living outside of prison is sending hundreds of the offenders to neighboring states, where laws are not as stringent. Missouri requires sex offenders to register for a lifetime, with no exceptions. Other states require registrations for a specific number of years, with a lifetime registration only for high risk sex offenders.
The No-Smoke Rope Report
Industrial hemp is coming to Kansas, but first the Department of Agriculture has to figure out how to regulate it. To get started, the department is holding public meetings to get input from potential growers.
Game Changer Coming Soon
CLOSE A Supreme Court decision Monday that could lead many states to legalize sports betting may provide some pocket change for those governments but not enough to help head off looming budget crises in a few years, experts say. About 20 states are considering legislation to allow sports betting, according to Pew Trusts, including Indiana, Minnesota, Rhode Island and West Virginia.
Developing . . .