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New assistant secretary named at wildlife department

Kansas wildlife Secretary Brad Loveless on Wednesday named an agency veteran as the new assistant secretary for wildlife, fisheries and boating Loveless tapped Mike Miller,...

Sunflower Sunday Reader: Kansas farms decline; Cox weighing Senate bid; Twitter fight

Good afternoon everyone: Lawmakers were home last week, but that didn't mean there was a shortage of political news in Kansas. The week ended with Senate...

Kelly signs 16 bills into law; enacted legislation totals 35

Gov. Laura Kelly signed 16 bills into law this week, bringing the total number of bills signed during the 2019 legislative session to 35,...

Sunflower Sunday Reader: Realtors wield lobbying might; Abortions rise in Kansas

Good day everyone: Hope everyone is getting a breather now that the Legislature's regular session has come to an end. The week wrapped up Saturday with...

Mary Turkington, a key player in Kansas transportation policy, passes away

Mary Turkington, former chair of the Kansas Turnpike Authority and a key player in Kansas transportation policy for more than a half century, died...

Governor signs six bills into law: Eudora library, tickets for approaching emergency vehicles

Gov. Laura Kelly signed six bills into law on Tuesday, bringing the total number to 12 that she's signed this session. Here they are...

Senate negotiators offer education finance plan; talks break off

A day of back-and-forth negotiations ended climactically Tuesday as Senate negotiators agreed to some education accountability measures if the House accepted their school finance...

Statehouse roundup: Five things you may have missed but need to know

Good morning everyone: Just four days left before the Legislature adjourns for a month before returning for the veto session. Lots of action to recap...

UPDATED: Toland narrowly wins Senate confirmation

(Updated to reflect voting scorecard below) Gov. Laura Kelly's nominee for commerce secretary weathered a firestorm of political controversy to narrowly win Senate confirmation Monday...

Sunflower Sunday Reader: Eco devo support builds for Toland; Sen. Doll’s protest

Good morning everyone: It was a topsy-turvy week, marked by more news about David Toland's controversial nomination for commerce secretary, Gov. Laura Kelly suddenly replacing...