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

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(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...

UPDATED: Battle over abortion-reversal bill starts unfolding in Legislature

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(Updated to reflect that Mae Winchester did not represent the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists at Wednesday's hearing, although she told the committee...

Senate Medicaid plan starts falling into place

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The Senate plan to expand Medicaid is starting to fall into place, giving supporters hope that 2020 will be the year the Legislature extends...

DCF document reveals new details of allegations against Capps

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State officials released a document Thursday revealing new details about the emotional abuse allegations against state Rep. Michael Capps. The appeal hearing summary, prepared in...

Senate panel delays Medicaid expansion bill

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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...

KFL apologizes for abortion amendment mailing

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Kansans for Life is apologizing for a mailing on the proposed constitutional amendment on abortion that was inadvertently sent to districts of lawmakers who...

Judge rules telemed abortions can continue

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A judge on Monday ruled that a new state telemedicine law with antiabortion language doesn't bar medical abortions using long-distance video technology. Shawnee County District Judge...

AG questions legality of food assistance directive

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A plan by Gov. Laura Kelly's administration to extend food assistance benefits to adults without children who aren't working appears to violate state law,...

Board of Healing Arts executive director resigns

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The executive director of the Kansas Board of Healing Arts has resigned from the agency, an official confirmed. Kathleen Selzler Lippert turned in her resignation...

AG asks governor to withdraw food-assistance policy by Friday

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Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is asking Gov. Laura Kelly to withdraw a policy that extends the timeline for providing food-assistance benefits to adults who...