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Lawmaker agrees to diversion on perjury charge

Republican state Rep. Adam Thomas has entered into a diversion agreement with Johnson County prosecutors that will allow an election perjury charge to be...

Hibbard leaving Kansas House because of illness

Republican state Rep. Larry Hibbard announced Tuesday he was retiring from the Kansas House because of health reasons. Hibbard, 74, sent out a newsletter to...

UPDATED: Judge dismisses defamation claim against KC Star

(Updated late Tuesday to reflect Twitter posts from Star executives) A Johnson County judge on Tuesday dismissed Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning's defamation claim against...

Dietrich announces state Senate bid

Republican state Rep. Brenda Dietrich on Monday filed to run for the Kansas Senate in a district now represented by Republican Sen. Eric Rucker. Dietrich,...

Medicaid expansion supporters pour money into efforts

Supporters of Medicaid expansion spent about $51,000 in April campaigning to get the Legislature to approve health care coverage for up to 150,000 Kansans. Alliance...

Capitol Police reveal new sign policy in face of ACLU suit

The Capitol Police on Wednesday revealed a more relaxed policy for dealing with protesters as the ACLU went to court challenging statehouse rules it...

Denning hires new comms director

Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning on Monday announced the hire of Mary Sabatini as legislative and communications director. Sabatini, a Topeka native, earned a bachelor’s...

Former candidate goes to court over statehouse deaf services

A  former Kansas House candidate is asking the state Supreme Court to force the Legislature to provide better service to constituents who are deaf...

KC Star, Wichita Eagle lodge constitutional protest with Senate president

The largest regional newspapers serving Kansas have lodged a protest with Senate President Susan Wagle over threats to pull press passes of reporters who...

Nine escorted from Capitol; one cited after Medicaid protest at Capitol

Protesters singing and chanting for Medicaid expansion shut down the Senate for a brief period Wednesday, marking a rancorous end to the 2019 legislative...