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Lawmakers take up more COVID relief spending

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Gov. Laura Kelly's administration on Wednesday proposed a little more than $60 million in federal COVID-19 relief spending, including money for a vaccine lottery,...

Sunday Reader: Campaign fundraising soars; SCOTUS adoption case

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Good morning everyone: We're moving into the heat of summer, and we're left with writing about a security fence around the governor's mansion. It's been...

Political consultant beefs up staffing

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The Singularis Group, the conservative political consulting firm in Overland Park led by Kris Van Meteren, is adding new staff. The firm is adding a...

UPDATED: Lawmakers will allow emergency order to lapse without meeting

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(Updated to include comments from the governor, the governor's chief of staff and Republican House leadership) Legislative leaders are going to let Gov. Laura Kelly's...

Sunday Reader: Kelly & enhanced benefits; House 88 race

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Good morning everyone: We're back after our one-week break for our trip to North Carolina. It was refreshing, although we were forced to attend to...

Grover joins Schmidt campaign

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Former Republican Party spokesman CJ Grover has signed on to manage Attorney General Derek Schmidt's campaign for governor. Grover this week confirmed he will be...

Capitol Digest: Five things you need to know from Thursday

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Good morning everyone: Thursday was a day that quietly got very busy on us while we tried to work on something more in-depth and chased...

Top labor official to leave agency

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Brett Flachsbarth, a top lieutenant at the state Labor Department who is credited with knowing the ins and outs of the unemployment insurance system,...

Democrats elect new national committeeman

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Kansas Democrats have elected Wyandotte County businessman Hank Chamberlain as their new national committeeman. Chamberlain, founder and chairman of Allied Glass Experts in Kansas City,...

KDHE comms director departing

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Ashley Jones-Wisner, who led the state health department's communications efforts through the COVID-19 pandemic, is leaving her position at the end of the week. Jones-Wisner,...