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We may have mentioned once or twice that Medicaid expansion will be a big topic in this year's Kansas Legislature. As it was last year. And the year it actually passed, only to be vetoed by Gov. Brownback, then failing to overturn the veto by one vote in the Kansas...

This is a guest column by MainStream's new Executive Director, Michael Poppa.

Kansas voted yesterday. These were local municipal, school board, and county races, where the turnout is usually low, and usually dependent on particular races in particular localities. For example, in Wichita this year there was a contested Mayoral race, and Sedgwick County saw almost 20% turnout. In 2017, with no...

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MainStream is a coalition of informed citizens who believe that moderate voices need to be heard in today's political climate. We stand for mainstream, common sense, responsible and compassionate ideals. We believe that people with different points of view can come together to forge good government that benefits all citizens.

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