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UPDATED: Supreme Court finds that Kelly judicial nominee can’t be withdrawn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

Governor signs bills imposing electric vehicle fees, expanding tolling, authorizing corporate medicine

Gov. Laura Kelly signed 11 more bills Thursday, including legislation that could put more money into programs that help children and families. She also signed...

Governor’s bill signing roundup

A bill increasing 911 fees for phones and another enhancing community college transparency are among the bills Gov. Laura Kelly signed into law this...

Legislation would remove governor’s power to fill statewide office vacancies

As the clock winds down on the Legislature, there's a move in the Capitol to remove Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's power to fill vacancies...

UPDATED: Wagle asks attorney general to seek court ruling on judicial appointment

(Updated to reflect comment from the governor as well as an attachment to letter she sent to the attorney general. Also now includes an...