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UPDATED: Pilcher-Cook retiring from state Senate

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

Ryckman reelection raises prospect of third term as speaker

House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr. filed for reelection Thursday, raising the prospect of an unprecedented third term as the chamber's top leader. Ryckman posted his...

Former lawmaker passes away

Services are set for former state Rep. David Huff of Lenexa who passed away Dec. 12. He was 83. A former Lenexa city councilman, Huff...

Capitol protester case appears near resolution

A free speech case centered on Capitol protests last spring appears to be nearing an end with Gov. Laura Kelly's administration introducing a new,...

Former teacher seeks to become first transgender legislator

A former band and orchestra teacher at Wichita North High School is planning a historic bid for the Kansas House, seeking to become the...

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...