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Denning hires new comms director

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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...

Jenkins starts lobbying firm with chief of staff

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As Republican Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins gets ready to leave Capitol Hill, she and her chief of staff, Pat Leopold, are forming a lobbying firm. Jenkins,...

UPDATED: Pilcher-Cook retiring from state Senate

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(Updated to include more interviews and data about the future  of the Senate 10 District race) Longtime Republican state Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook on Friday announced...

Conference committee agrees to bill lowering age for carrying concealed handguns

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A House-Senate conference committee on Friday afternoon agreed to a bill that would lower the age for carrying a concealed handgun in Kansas. Lawmakers agreed...

Ryckman removes Hineman from committee chairmanship

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(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...

UPDATED: Roundup of major bills, votes during 2018 legislative session

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(Updated to reflect bills for broadband, the nursing compact, teacher due process) Yes, the 2018 legislative session had its share of controversy this year. There was...

Senator charged with drunk driving, television stations report

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Television stations out of Topeka are reporting this afternoon that Democratic state Sen. Vic Miller was arrested on a drunk-driving charge. KSNT and WIBW are...

4th UPDATE: Sen. Bollier switches parties; Democrats welcome her into fold

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(4th Update reflects new comment from Senate majority leader) State Sen. Barbara Bollier of Mission Hills brought her strained relationship with the Republican Party to...

Wagle talks about abortion amendment, modified tax bill, pressure to expand...

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Senate President Susan Wagle said Sunday night that lawmakers won't respond to the state's Supreme Court ruling on abortion until next year. In an appearance...

Bill authorizes gun-safety classes in schools

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Kansas lawmakers are considering a plan giving local school districts the authority to offer a gun-safety class crafted by the National Rifle Association. A House...