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Senate passes abortion amendment; Debate turns to House

The Kansas Senate on Wednesday night passed a constitutional amendment overturning a historic state Supreme court ruling that found the state constitution protects the...

Marshall testifies against Kansas Medicaid expansion

Republican Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Roger Marshall staked out a piece of statehouse turf Wednesday when he came out against a bill expanding...

Legislation seeks to ban raw-milk sales

Kansas raw milk producers won a big legal battle last year when the state conceded that a 1967 law couldn't restrict marketing of the...

Schmidt appeals for indoor e-cigarette ban

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Thursday urged lawmakers to close a loophole that allows e-cigarettes and vaping in public indoor locations where smoking...

UPDATED: House, Senate panels approve abortion amendment

(Update to include comments from Wednesday's committee meetings and the pro-life rally at the capitol). The Kansas Legislature on Wednesday took a first step toward...

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...