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Kansas Values Institute director joins governor’s staff

A Kansas political veteran who guided a nonprofit social welfare group through gubernatorial campaigns against Republicans Sam Brownback and Kris Kobach has joined Gov....

Governor signs bills allowing scooter regulations, creating suicide prevention coordinator

Gov. Laura  Kelly on Thursday signed six bills, including legislation that creates a youth suicide prevention coordinator and lets local governments regulate electric-powered scooters. Kelly...

UPDATED: Kelly administration ends $111 million in no-bid contracts

(Updated to reflect response from CGI) Gov. Laura Kelly's administration on Thursday ended $111 million in no-bid contracts with a Canadian information technology company that...

Kelly signs bills promoting development incentive transparency, combating domestic violence

Gov. Laura Kelly has signed legislation that makes state economic development incentives more transparent, combats domestic violence and stops judges from lowering prison sentences...

UPDATED: Senate rejects judicial nominee, clears path for governor’s new appointment

(Updated to reflect more details of the Senate's deliberations) The Kansas Senate on Tuesday rejected Gov. Laura Kelly's controversial appeals court nominee, clearing the way...

UPDATED: Supreme Court finds that Kelly judicial nominee can’t be withdrawn

(Updated to reflect comments from the governor, Senate minority leader, Senate president and attorney general; recasts lead; edits throughout) The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday...

Governor calls for study commission before changing tax code

With lawmakers set to consider another tax bill, Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday afternoon called for a special commission to examine the state tax...

UPDATED: Kelly nominates Bar Association president to appeals court

(Updated to reflect Senate president's reaction) Gov. Laura Kelly Tuesday morning nominated Lawrence attorney  Sarah Warner to the Kansas Court of Appeals even amid a...

Governor signs legislation providing housing protections for domestic violence survivors

Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday signed a bill that will help domestic violence victims more easily break costly leases to seek refuge from abusive...

Kelly moving forward with court nominee; former longtime JOCO prosecutor named a finalist

Gov. Laura Kelly is moving forward with the appointment of a new judge to fill an opening on the Kansas Court of Appeals despite...