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No more tax dollars for political conventions

Good for the entire Kansas delegation in the U.S. House for voting Wednesday to stop using tax dollars to subsidize political party conventions. Now a final measure will be negotiated with the Senate, which has passed its own version. The $35 million in public support for the recent conventions represented only 20 percent of their total costs, and eliminating the subsidy won't help the nation's deficit. But the political parties can and should pay for their own parties.