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Death penalty not part of state GOP platform


In another indication of the shifting opinion on the death penalty, delegates to the GOP state convention in Topeka last weekend voted against adding support for the death penalty to the party’s official platform. The vote follows last year’s resolution by the Kansas Federation of College Republicans opposing the death penalty. But so far lawmakers in Topeka have shown little interest in reconsidering Kansas’ death penalty law. – Phillip Brownlee