Kan. House GOP split stalls immigration proposalsPublished: Mar 30, 2012 9:00 am By: The Associated Press
"Proposals for cracking down on illegal immigration in Kansas are foundering because of a split among majority Republicans in the state House, but GOP leaders faced pressure from some conservatives Wednesday to get legislation moving.
House Speaker Mike O'Neal, of Hutchinson, told fellow Republicans in a caucus meeting that he'd prefer to avoid a debate on immigration, suggesting it would be "bloody" and chiding some of them for pushing an issue that is "all about politics." He said if the House can't avoid a debate, he wants it to consider only a limited bill with widespread GOP support."
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