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Legislature passes broad transparency measures

The Kansas Senate approved legislation Tuesday that will give the public new access to public documents covering police shootings and fatal child abuse cases. The...

Teen gubernatorial candidate fined

The Kansas ethics commission on Wednesday fined one of the teen gubernatorial candidates $5,000 for failing to file an amended campaign finance report for...

ACLU digging in on politicians’ blocked social media accounts

President Donald Trump's been sued for it. So has the governor of Maryland. And so has the governor of Kentucky. A Florida lawmaker is facing similar litigation. Increasingly,...

Expanded lobbying law moves forward in Senate

The Kansas Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved a major piece of government transparency legislation despite criticism that it would increase the amount of money...

Ethics Commission fines Board of Ed candidate

The state ethics commission on Wednesday fined Republican State Board of Education candidate Benjamin Hodge $5,000 for failing to file a campaign finance report. The...

Ethics Commission fines former corrections secretary

The Kansas Ethics Commission on Wednesday fined former state Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood $5,000 for violating state ethics law by taking a job with...

Wagle-Hensley bill expanding lobbyist law clears committee

A Senate committee on Thursday approved legislation expanding lobbying laws to cover the executive and judicial branches. The legislation, backed by Senate President Susan Wagle and...

Ethics complaint lodged against social welfare group

State ethics officials have lodged a complaint against a social welfare group that engaged in Overland Park municipal elections this year. They have filed complaints...

Kassebaum endorses Bollier in Senate race

Former Republican U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum on Thursday endorsed Democrat Barbara Bollier over GOP Congressman Roger Marshall in the U.S. Senate race. "I’ve known Barbara...

Ethics commission outlaws soliciting contributions for PACs

The Kansas Ethics Commission reversed precedent this week, deciding that it would forbid lawmakers from soliciting contributions for political action committees or party committees...