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Davids hires first congressional staffers

Congresswoman-elect Sharice Davids turned to a couple of familiar aides as her first staff hires. Davids on Monday announced the hiring of Allison Teixeira Sulier...

UPDATED: U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear Kansas Planned Parenthood case

(Updated to reflect comment from Colyer; dissenting opinion from Justice Thomas; and remarks from Planned Parenthood) Planned Parenthood scored a win Monday when the U.S....

(UPDATED) Sunflower Sunday Reader: Kelly inaugural takes shape; Kansas uninsured number falls

(Updated to reflect that Sunflower State Journal reached out to governor's office about cost of Armenia trip) Good morning everyone: In the last week, we saw...

Legislature can settle school litigation for $364 million, plaintiffs’ lawyer says

The Kansas Legislature can settle a longstanding lawsuit over school funding by putting $364 million into education to meet a state Supreme Court order. A...

Senate president shuffling committee assignments

Senate President Susan Wagle is reorganizing committee assignments as the upcoming legislative session approaches. Wagle's spokeswoman Shannon Golden confirmed that changes are planned but couldn't...

Hawkins names first staff appointment as majority leader

New Kansas House Majority Leader Dan Hawkins on Wednesday announced that longtime Republican aide B.J. Harden would be his chief of staff. Harden, now chief...

Davids signs letter saying Trump investigations shouldn’t overshadow other issues

Congresswoman-elect Sharice Davids was among nearly four dozen freshman Democrats signing onto a letter saying the investigations of the president shouldn't supersede other issues...

Incoming minority leader says Capps’ serving is ‘questionable’

Newly elected House Minority Leader Tom Sawyer said Monday it's questionable whether state Rep. Michael Capps should serve after being accused of emotionally abusing...

Governor’s spokeswoman departs for treasurer’s office

Outgoing Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer's spokeswoman Kara Zeyer is leaving to become the communications director for Treasurer Jake LaTurner. Zeyer's last day was last...

Highland withdraws from majority leader’s race

It's down to two in the race for House majority leader. Republican state Rep. Ron Highland of Wamego announced Sunday night that he was withdrawing...