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Minority leader’s top aide departing

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The chief of staff for House Minority Leader Tom Sawyer is leaving her position to take a job with the lobbying firm 1861 Consulting. Heather...

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...

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...

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...

Ag groups angry over legislative Beef Checkoff letter

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The state's most influential agriculture groups are angry over a letter signed by more than a third of the Kansas Legislature that called for...

UPDATED: Lawmaker arrested for school incident

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(Updated with Samsel comments) Franklin County authorities on Thursday arrested state Rep. Mark Samsel on a misdemeanor battery charge for an incident that occurred while...

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...

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...