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Capitol snack bar to be completed Friday

Maybe more than anything else, food makes the Capitol run. So many long days and so many late nights, the Capitol snack bar is the...

Ryckman removes Hineman from committee chairmanship

(Updated to correct majority leader sted minority) House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr. on Friday removed former House Majority Leader Don Hineman from his committee chairmanship. Ryckman...

Scott named legislative research director

Leading lawmakers on Monday named J.G. Scott as the new director of the Legislature's research arm. Scott, the assistant director for fiscal affairs, replaces Raney...

Senate president hires new staffers

Senate President Susan Wagle promoted one staffer and hired two new ones as she reorganized her office after a couple departures. Legislative Director Chase Blasi...

Is Federal Wire Act stumbling block for sports betting?

Leading lawmakers are asking the attorney general to determine whether online sports wagering would violate a law enacted nearly 60 years ago to target...

More inclusive plaque to replace Brownback-only marker

A legislative panel on Wednesday voted to replace a plaque commemorating the state Capitol restoration that featured just former Gov. Sam Brownback's name. Senate Minority...

Coalition wants Kansas tobacco age raised to 21

A group of public health advocates is working on legislation for next session to raise the age for buying tobacco products and electronic cigarettes...

Residents ask judge not to dismiss election contest

A group of Olathe residents is asking a judge to move forward with their effort to have Republican state Rep. Adam Thomas removed from...

UPDATED: Senate majority leader’s defamation lawsuit dismissed

(Updated to include comment from Rose) A judge on Tuesday dismissed Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning's defamation lawsuit against newspaper columnist Steve Rose. Johnson County Judge...

UPDATED: Farm Bureau board member wins House seat

(Updated to reflect interview with Newland from Saturday night) A member of the Kansas Farm Bureau board was elected as the new state representative in...