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Social services reorganization stumbles in Senate

Gov. Laura Kelly's plan to reorganize the state's social service agencies has been handed a second setback in the Senate. The Senate health committee recommended...

Denning: Abortion funding, Medicaid expansion not linked

(Developing: Will be updated as warranted) Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning took steps to defend the Medicaid expansion bill Friday, saying abortion opponents are falsely...

Indoor e-cigarette ban clears House committee

A House committee late Wednesday afternoon advanced a bill that would ban e-cigarettes and vaping in many public indoor locations. The House Judiciary Committee moved...

Proposed raw-milk ban appears in trouble

Kansas Senators on Wednesday starting wading into the debate over whether the sale of raw milk should be banned in Kansas, although prospects for...

Senate leadership divide grows over Medicaid expansion

The divide between top Republican leaders in the Kansas Senate widened Monday over attempts to link Medicaid expansion to a constitutional amendment on abortion. Senate...

UPDATED: Kansas stymied enforcing new federal tobacco law

(Updated to clarify that local governments could enforce  21-age ordinances) A federal law setting 21 as the new age for legally purchasing tobacco products may not...

Senate panel delays Medicaid expansion bill

A proposal to expand Medicaid coverage to an estimated 150,000 Kansans stalled in a committee Monday as lawmakers slowed the bill down to consider...

UPDATED: Abortion amendment defeated; Medicaid expansion threatened

(Updated to include comments from Senate majority leader and Planned Parenthood president) Abortion opponents' drive to overturn a historic state Supreme Court decision that found...

UPDATED: Abortion amendment comes up short in House

(Updated to include Sharice Davids and Kris Kobach's efforts on the bill) The Kansas House on Thursday came up four votes short of passing a constitutional...

UPDATED: Moran campaigns for abortion amendment

(Updated to reflect Roger Marshall's involvement) On the eve of a major vote in the Kansas House, U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran lobbied for a proposed...