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Hineman requests House-only interim committee on Medicaid expansion

Republican state Rep. Don Hineman on Friday asked legislative leadership to approve an interim committee made up only of House members to study Medicaid...

UPDATED: House breaks budget stalemate; leverage for Medicaid expansion vote lost

(Updated to include comments from the governor, the House speaker, Senate majority leader, House minority leader and others; links to bill and final vote) A...

UPDATED: Democrats team with Republicans to block budget over Medicaid expansion

(Updated to reflect comments from House majority and minority leaders. Recasts lead; edits throughout) An $18 billion budget funding state government stalled Friday afternoon as...

Senate turns back attempt for Medicaid vote

The Kansas Senate on Wednesday turned back an attempt to force a debate on Medicaid expansion. The Senate voted 23-13 to pull a bill expanding...

Legislature falls short of overriding governor’s veto of aborton reversal bill

The Republican-controlled Legislature on Wednesday failed to override Gov. Laura Kelly's veto of a bill requiring physicians to notify women that their drug-induced abortion...

UPDATED: Kansas Supreme Court to render abortion ruling Friday

(Updated to reflect strategy used nationally to challenge abortion restrictions under state constitutions; edits throughout) After more than two years, the Kansas Supreme Court announced...

UPDATED: High-level meeting focuses on Medicaid expansion

(Updated to reflect email from governor's legislative liaison to Medicaid expansion advocates) Top Republican Senate and House leaders on Wednesday met with Gov. Laura Kelly...

UPDATED: Governor vetoes abortion reversal bill; sets up showdown with Legislature

(Updated to include statements from Kansans for Life and the House speaker) Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday vetoed a bill requiring physicians to notify women...

Kelly makes safe play on Farm Bureau bill, eying potential long-term gain

The Farm Bureau's health benefit plan was politically precarious for Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly. Sign the bill and risk alienating parts of her base that...

Lawmakers consider tougher fines against unlicensed day cares

Seven times in the last five years, a child has died at an unlicensed day care in Kansas. And without the help of law enforcement...