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Lawmakers pick consultant for electric rate study

The Legislative Coordinating Council on Monday picked a California firm to do the second half of an electric rate study commissioned by lawmakers earlier...

UPDATED: Democratic leader files to run against Lynn

(UPDATED to reflect Knoell's filing) A Democratic Party leader from Olathe on Monday filed to run against Republican state Sen. Julia Lynn in 2020. Stacey Knoell,...

Sunday Reader: Kansas returns to SCOTUS; Mailer questioned

Good morning everyone: Well, we put our freelancer to work last week for the first time. Her name is Suzanne King. She is a former...

Republicans condemn Capps a second time

For the second time in about a year, Kansas Republicans are condemning state Rep. Michael Capps, this time over ties to an effort to...

Hawkins releases Medicaid poll results

House Majority Leader Dan Hawkins is circulating a poll to Republican House members showing GOP primary voters oppose Medicaid expansion under certain circumstances. The poll...

Schools, hospitals face backbilling for electric charges

By Suzanne King Sunflower State Journal Public school districts and hospitals are among the organizations that can expect to see extra electricity charges if a proposal...

Lawmakers tone down battle between banks, credit unions

A legislative battle between banks and credit unions eased somewhat Tuesday as lawmakers backed off a bill imposing a tax on credit unions. A joint...

Experts lay out potential hurdles to Senate Medicaid plan

Two health care experts on Tuesday laid out potential obstacles to implementing Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning's proposal to expand Medicaid in Kansas. Addressing Gov....

Sunday Reader: Abortion politics; Newby battles JoCo

Good morning everyone: Some good news to report this morning. We are now in a position where we can hire out some work that we...

KDOT sees fierce competition for transportation funds

Cities and counties are seeking nearly five times more money than what's available from a new state transportation program to fund projects that might...