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UPDATED: Attorney general calls for indoor ban on e-cigarettes

(Updated to include link to bill) Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Wednesday called for a law that would ban e-cigarettes and vaping at most...

Governor, Denning optimistic of Medicaid compromise

Gov. Laura Kelly has been meeting with Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning in hopes of crafting a consensus Medicaid expansion plan ahead of the...

UPDATED: Democratic leadership takes on GOP Medicaid bill

(Updated to reflect new comments from Denning) The volume of the Medicaid expansion debate turned up a notch Thursday when Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley...

GOP senators demand budget director withdraw testimony

A group of key Republican lawmakers is demanding that the state budget director withdraw testimony critical of the Senate's Medicaid expansion plan. Republican members of...

Lawmakers cautioned on Medicaid work requirement

State health Secretary Lee Norman on Tuesday warned lawmakers that adding a work requirement for Medicaid expansion could drive up the cost of the...

Lawmakers, budget director tangle over Medicaid plan

Gov. Laura Kelly's administration on Wednesday opened up a line of attack against the Republican Senate plan for expanding Medicaid. In what might have been...

Work requirements recommended for Medicaid expansion

A panel of lawmakers staked out conservative ground for Medicaid expansion on Wednesday, recommending work requirements for any proposal to expand medical coverage for...

Concerns expressed about cost of Medicaid study

State insurance officials on Tuesday expressed concern about how much it would cost to prepare an application for part of the Senate's Medicaid expansion...

Proposed Planned Parenthood clinic runs into opposition

As Planned Parenthood scouts a location for a new women's health clinic in Kansas City, Kan., it is already running into opposition from abortion...

Experts lay out potential hurdles to Senate Medicaid plan

Two health care experts on Tuesday laid out potential obstacles to implementing Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning's proposal to expand Medicaid in Kansas. Addressing Gov....