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UPDATED: Senate, House name special interim committees

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(Updated to reflect a new committee list submitted by the Senate to account for the correct proportional makeup of the committees. No new members...

Pyle pulled from interim committees after leaving GOP

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Senate President Ty Masterson on Tuesday removed Republican state Sen. Dennis Pyle from his interim committees after he dropped his Republican Party affiliation to...

Payroll administrator out at legislative services after plea agreement

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A payroll administrator for the Kansas Legislature is no longer in her job after it was reported that she had agreed to plead guilty to...

Lawmaker enters into diversion for drunk-driving charge

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Republican state Rep. Susan Carlson of Clay Center has entered into a diversion agreement with Topeka prosecutors that will allow a drunk-driving charge to...

Kansas Supreme Court: Political factors allowed in redistricting

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The Kansas Supreme Court upheld the state's new congressional districts, finding that political partisanship could be used in drawing new election boundaries and that...

Legislative leadership approves interim committee meetings

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Legislative leadership on Thursday approved a series of interim committee meetings that will study everything from medical marijuana to special education funding to oversight...

Pyle changes political parties

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Republican State Sen. Dennis Pyle on Wednesday suddenly decided to leave the GOP to become an unaffiliated voter. Pyle, of Hiawatha, confirmed the change but...

State payroll administrator pleads in theft case

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A payroll administrator for the Kansas Legislature recently agreed to plead guilty to a  charge stemming from a case of alleged thefts from employee...

Lynn decides against seeking third term

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Republican state Rep. Megan Lynn announced Tuesday she would not seek a third term representing Olathe in the Kansas House. Lynn represents House District 49,...

Lobbying effort related to ‘parody marriage’ bill brings nearly $30,000 fine

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A Utah man involved in efforts to drum up legislative support for a so-called "parody marriage bill" and anti-pornography legislation in Kansas was hit...