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Finch, Hoffman seek House leadership slot

Republican legislators Blaine Finch and Kyle Hoffman are campaigning for speaker pro tem in the House. Finch, an Ottawa lawyer, and Hoffman, a Coldwater rancher,...

Lawmaker uses video to campaign for House leadership

Leadership races in the Kansas Legislature generally don't look anything like your typical retail campaign. No television ads. No mailers. No aggressive social media campaign....

Hawkins, Highland jockey for House majority leader

With the House tilting more conservative after Tuesday's election, Republicans Dan Hawkins and Ron Highland are campaigning to unseat moderate Don Hineman as the chamber's...

Will House primary races swing chamber’s balance of power?

Even as eyes across Kansas zero in on the Kansas governor’s race, dozens of other campaigns are playing out locally that could decide the...

Lobbyist spending hits lowest level since 2007

With no big money issues on the table, lobbyist spending at the Capitol this year dipped to its lowest point in a little more...

Capps elected to serve out Weber’s term in 85th District

Republican precinct members in Wichita on Saturday morning elected Republican state House candidate Michael Capps to serve out the term of state Rep. Chuck...

UPDATED: Wagle removes Bollier from leadership position

(Developing: Updated to reflect comments from Bollier, Niermann, voter composition of Senate District 7; edits throughout) Senate President Susan Wagle on Wednesday removed fellow Republican...

Committees to look at sports wagering, economic development incentives

Legislative leaders on Wednesday gave the go-head for separate committees to look at sports betting and the effectiveness of the state's economic development incentives. The...

Lobbyists spend thousands in battle over adoption bill

Lobbyists funneled almost $40,000 into a pitched battled over a controversial faith-based adoption bill pitting religious freedom against the rights of LGBT parents. Ranking among...

Kansas ready to forge ahead on sports wagering

Leading Kansas legislators say they’re ready to start planning for legalized sports wagering after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law prohibiting...