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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) The Kansas Legislature's new conservative Republican leaders are committed to shrinking government and further lowering taxes.
And they're promising less conflict among GOP lawmakers this year.
Senate President Susan Wagle of Wichita and new House Speaker Ray Merrick of Stilwell are allies of conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. The Senate's leaders were GOP moderates before last year's elections.
They said in a joint interview with The Associated Press that the state must keep trimming its own budget and follow up on massive income tax cuts approved last year to create economic opportunities and attract new residents.