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Sunday Reader: Filling statewide officeholder vacancies

Good morning everyone: We started last week with heartbreaking news that Rep. Greg Lewis passed away in the early morning hours of Feb. 17 before...

BREAKING: New JoCo election commissioner announced

(Developing: Will be updated) Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab on Friday named Westwood Chief Administrative Officer Fred Sherman as Johnson County's new election commissioner. Sherman...

UPDATED: GOP lawmakers rework Medicaid expansion bill

(Updated to include more reporting during the day with edits throughout). A compromise proposal to expand Medicaid hit a roadblock Thursday when Republican lawmakers added...

Electing county appraisers: Would it curb taxes?

The new solution to rising property taxes? Hold the county appraisers accountable — at the polls. Lawmakers on Wednesday took up a bill that would make the...

Audit finds IT security weaknesses in state government

A new audit out Wednesday revealed significant security weaknesses in information technology systems throughout state government, some that have persisted since 2003. Legislative auditors found that...

Lawmakers consider changing appraisal cycle

Property appraisals would be carried out every three years under a bill considered by a Senate committee Wednesday. The Senate tax committee is considering legislation...

Kelly would veto sports wagering without online lottery

A bill authorizing sports wagering in Kansas lurched forward Monday after four days of meetings with still many hurdles to cross before the legislative...

Archbishop criticizes senator as abortion debate escalates

The debate over a constitutional amendment on abortion took a new turn as Archbishop Joseph Naumann admonished a state senator for why she voted...

Sunday Reader: Home repairs & property values; Senate polls

Good morning everyone: Very busy last week and we're kind of on fumes today. So, we're not going to waste your time with triviality this...

Friday news roundup: Four things you need to know

Good morning everyone: Lots of stuff happening around the Capitol even if we seem to be running in place with lawmakers now at an impasse...