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Sunday Reader: Driving drops 38%; Kelly’s judicial imprint

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Good morning: The pace of the news last week stepped up a bit from the week before. Not so much of a snoozer as tension...

State Finance Council approves governor’s borrowing plan

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Leading state lawmakers on Friday approved $900 million in short-term borrowing to provide cash flow as the state faces an approaching fiscal crisis resulting...

Kelly administration reveals plans to deal with shortfall

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Gov. Laura Kelly's administration gave lawmakers a peek into how she plans to rework the state budget to account for plummeting revenues resulting from...

UPDATED: Activist sues to gain access to provisional ballots

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(UPDATED: Includes late Thursday afternoon response from the secretary of state) Voting rights activist Davis Hammet is going to court to force Secretary of State...

BREAKING: Labor secretary resigns

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(Developing: Will be updated) Kansas Labor Secretary Delia Garcia on Monday resigned after weeks of turmoil brought about by an agency overwhelmed with hundreds of...

Sunday Reader: New federal prison; SCOTUS & concealed carry

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Good morning everyone: Other than major decisions out of the U.S. Supreme Court, it was kind of a ho-hum week in state politics β€” maybe...

Evergy reports nearly 200,000 customers in arrears

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Almost 200,000 of Evergy's electric customers in Kansas and Missouri have fallen behind on their power bills, yet one more sign of the economic...

Commerce secretary reports upswing in business recruiting

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At a time when the economy has been sputtering because of the coronavirus pandemic, Kansas is seeing an increase in business recruitment, including a...

Sunday Reader: Senate hopefuls & vaccines; Replacing Beier

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Good morning everybody: The week ended on a climactic note with state Supreme Court Justice Carol Beier's surprise retirement announcement and the governor's late afternoon...

Reddi, Reeves elected to Democratic Party posts

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Former Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Usha Reddi was elected Saturday to represent Kansas on the National Democratic Committee. Reddi, the mayor of Manhattan, defeated Yolanda...