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Lawmakers move to add arts funding

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Lawmakers are moving to put more money into the arts after years of funding cuts that saw the dismantling of the Kansas Arts Commission. A...

Lawmakers consider protections from ‘aggressive’ wind industry

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Residents from rural Kansas on Tuesday asked lawmakers to protect them from an "indifferent and aggressive" wind industry they believe hurts property values, poses...

UPDATED: House passes transparency bill for development incentives

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(Updated to reflect House final action; corrects the time between audits) The Kansas House on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill aimed at opening up more...

Economist urges senators to broaden incentives transparency bill

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A University of Kansas economist on Monday urged senators to expand a bill aimed at making information about tax incentives more available to the...

Legislature settles technology dispute between cities, telecoms

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The Legislature has signed off on an agreement between wireless providers and cities that the telecoms predicted will allow them to provide faster internet...

Kansans for Life opposing Toland nomination

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Kansans for Life has come out against David Toland's nomination for commerce secretary, sending a letter to senators questioning his relationship to a memorial...

New battle shaping up between banks and credit unions

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(Note: This reporter's wife is a human resource officer with a bank headquartered in Missouri with branches in Kansas.) As this legislative session draws to...

Tax incentive transparency bill headed to governor

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A bill intended to create more openness about the state's development incentives is on its way to the governor. The Legislature has passed a bill...

Commerce department restructuring staff

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Secretary of Commerce David Toland on Friday reshuffled his staff as part of restructuring at the agency. Toland named Alicia Janesko Hutchings as manager of...

Kansas Lottery looking at online ticket sales

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Amid all the statehouse talk about sports betting last session, another type of gambling emerged for lawmakers to consider. As sports betting was unsuccessfully hashed...