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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...

Republican steps up for Senate District 18 seat

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A Republican has joined the race for the state Senate seat once held by Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly. Kristen O’Shea has filed to run in...

Banks reach deal with credit unions

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The state's banks and credit unions on Thursday cut a deal that will avert a showdown in the Legislature over tax policy. The banks agreed...

UPDATED: Senate approves sports wagering bill

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(Updated to clarify the tax percentages on sports wagering; edits throughout) A bill allowing Kansas to become the 21st state to allow sports wagering cleared...

Lottery rolls out first vending machines

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The Kansas Lottery on Wednesday rolled out the first of 272 vending machines it plans to put in stores with high-volume sales and lots...

UPDATED: Kansas border war pact demands parity for local tax breaks

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(Updated to include statements from Kansas City mayor and Good Jobs First) Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday signed an executive order intended to end...

Proposed bank reporting requirement draws fire in Kansas

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Kansas bankers are rallying opposition to a Biden administration proposal to monitor aggregate transactions flowing in and out of personal and business bank accounts...

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...

KPERS again cool on Kelly’s retirement refinancing plan

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The state retirement system’s Board of Trustees for a third time is refusing to go along with Gov. Laura Kelly’s plan to finance her...

UPDATED: STAR bond restriction, other economic development incentives die in Senate

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(Will update as warranted) A new restriction on a special tax incentive for tourism projects died in the Kansas Senate Friday after the House couldn't...