Headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: February 23, 2016

andy lambertFebruary 23, 2016

Conservative Republicans in Kansas who believe the federal government is out of control failed Monday to persuade enough fellow legislators that the remedy is calling a convention of the states to propose changes in the U.S. Constitution. The House needed 84 votes to adopt the measure and send it to the Senate but fell seven votes short.

Kansas legislators are considering changing the Kansas Bill of Rights to include the right to hunt, trap and fish. The resolution would add a section to the state constitution preserving hunting and fishing as a preferred way to manage wildlife. Several lawmakers say it would prevent future legislation from infringing on the right to hunt and fish. The measure now goes to the Senate.

Kansas would make it illegal to distribute images or videos of nude adults without their consent under a bill the state House has overwhelmingly approved. The House’s vote Monday was 113-11 in favor of the measure, which is aimed at deterring an online phenomenon known as “revenge porn.” The bill making it a felony to illegally disseminate nude images of an adult goes to the Senate next.

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has been jailed in his hometown of Wichita after police say he hit three people with a car and then broke through the front door of a home he had been asked to leave. Randle has had a string of run-ins with the law, beginning with a 2014 shoplifting arrest. He also was charged following a November disturbance at the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane.

Former Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is endorsing Democrat Hillary Clinton for president. Sebelius issued a statement Monday saying Clinton is someone who can build upon progress made by President Barack Obama. Sebelius backed Obama in 2008 and later served in his administration as Health and Human Services secretary.

Enrollment in Kansas Adult Education programs hit a five-year low in 2015. Officials say about 7,200 people took adult education classes last year, compared to more than 9,000 in 2010. The enrollment slide in Kansas mirrors a national trend.




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