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Senate creating special tax committee to consider ‘windfall’ legislation

Senate President Susan Wagle said Thursday she plans to create a special committee to evaluate legislation for returning a revenue windfall that the state...

Wagle delivers GOP response to Kelly’s address

Senate President Susan Wagle on Wednesday night gave the GOP response to Gov. Laura Kelly's State of the State address. Here's the video. ´╗┐

House minority leader names new chief of staff

The communications director for the House Democratic Caucus will become chief of staff for incoming Minority Leader Tom Sawyer. Sawyer named Heather Scanlon as his...

Finch names staffers for pro tem’s office

Incoming House Speaker Pro Tem Blaine Finch has tapped a former Ottawa city commissioner as his chief of staff. Finch announced Thursday that Emily Graves...

UPDATED: Democrats pick Warfield for House District 58

(Developing: Updated to include comments from Warfield and Hensley) Democratic leaders on Thursday night chose a former top aide in the state Revenue Department to...

Two Democrats in the running for Topeka House seat

A former top aide in the state revenue department and a former state lawmaker are vying to fill a vacant House seat later this...

Senate rolls out committee memberships; new Democrats gain leadership posts

The two newest Senate Democrats have been assigned leadership positions on key committees after leaving the GOP within about the last week. Sens. Barbara Bollier...

Ryckman introduces committee lineup

House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr. unveiled the new committee appointments early Thursday evening. Lots to evaluate here. But we'll start by giving you what we...

Democrats argue for more committee representation

Kansas House Democrats are arguing for more representation on legislative committees after state Rep. Stephanie Clayton switched parties Wednesday. Clayton's move to the Democratic Party...

Lawmakers put off decision on paid parental leave

Leading lawmakers on Thursday delayed deciding whether to extend outgoing Gov. Jeff Colyer's paid parental leave benefit to legislative branch employees. The Legislative Coordinating Council...