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Legislative staffer tests positive for COVID-19

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A staff member of the Kansas Legislature has tested positive for the coronavirus and is now self-quarantining at home. Tom Day, the director of Legislative...

House Democrats make interim committee assignments

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House Democrats on Monday announced their appointments to the new four interim committees created this year to study foster care, mental health, the state's...

Kansans for Life releases legislative endorsements

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Editors' note: This is just the first in a series of endorsement posts. As we did two years ago for legislative races, we post...

Legislative leaders approve $25 million in supplemental spending

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Leading lawmakers on Thursday approved $25 million in supplemental spending to  replace a nearly obsolete fingerprint identification system and add money for business recruiting,...

Corbet recovering from tractor accident

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Republican state Rep. Ken Corbet is recovering from injuries suffered in a tractor accident earlier this week. Several sources confirmed that Corbet, 71, suffered multiple...

Legislature’s top tax expert retiring

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The Legislature's top tax expert is retiring from the research department after 34 years. Chris Courtwright, a veteran of three decades of debates over tax...

UPDATED: Senate passes emergency powers bill

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(Updated to reflect new reporting with edits throughout) A two-month battle over Gov. Laura Kelly's response to the coronavirus pandemic came to an end Thursday...

Senators seek to salvage tax, education bills

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Kansas senators are making a last-ditch effort to save two bills that Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed this week, including one that would extend the...

Hineman retiring from Legislature

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Former House Majority Leader Don Hineman, a leading moderate Republican in the Legislature, announced Monday that he's not seeking a seventh term in the...

60 bills: What passed, what didn’t during 2020 session

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The legislative session is over. The smoke has now cleared - at least until  June 3 when lawmakers return for a special session to take...