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Senate confirms Warner for Appeals Court

The Kansas Senate on Wednesday confirmed Gov. Laura Kelly’s nominee to the Kansas Court of Appeals, following months of political turmoil marking the nomination...

(Updated) Veto override of tax bill falls short

(Updated to reflect comment from Kansas Chamber of Commerce) Gov. Laura Kelly scored another win on taxes Wednesday when the Kansas House failed to override...

Senate panel unanimously approves Kelly judicial nominee

Gov. Laura Kelly's nominee to the Kansas Court of Appeals easily won unanimous bipartisan support from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday afternoon. The committee...

Sunflower Sunday Reader: New March lobbying numbers; Education spending rises nationally; USDA office relocation...

Good morning everyone: Lots of news to cover this week. And just because it's a holiday weekend doesn't mean we stop. The next week promises...

Kansas open government advocate passes away

Attorney Mike Merriam, a longtime advocate for open government in Kansas, passed away recently in Andrews, Texas. He was 66. Merriam, who served as the...

State pays $900,000 to judicial nominee’s law firm for defending abortion restrictions

The state has paid the law firm of Gov. Laura Kelly's appeals court nominee almost $1 million to defend limits on abortion approved by...

Kansas Democratic Party hires former McCaskill staffer

The Kansas Democratic Party on Friday announced it has added a former aide to U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill to its team. The party said Friday...

Johnson County cities top population growth since 2010, new census numbers show

Johnson County cities, headlined by Overland Park, led the state in population growth this decade, new census estimates show. Of the 10 cities in Kansas...

Whipple plans run for Wichita mayor

Democratic state Rep. Brandon Whipple said Wednesday morning that he's planning to run for mayor of Wichita. Whipple, now in his fourth term representing District...

Insurance Department settles legal dispute over fee sweeps

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt announced Tuesday morning that a settlement has been reached in a legal dispute with the executive branch over money...