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60 bills: What passed, what didn’t during 2020 session

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The legislative session is over. The smoke has now cleared - at least untilĀ  June 3 when lawmakers return for a special session to take...

This is the end: Legislative convenes for a final time

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It all comes down to one final day. The Legislature meets for the last time Thursday starting at 8 a.m. There's an unusual flurry of activity...

UPDATED: Benson resigns from House District 48 seat

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(Updated to include political leanings of district) Democratic state Rep. Dave Benson on Friday stepped down from his seat in the Kansas House. Benson said his...

UPDATED: Denning not seeking re-election to Senate

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(Updated to include comments from Longbine, Lynn, Loomis and the governor with edits throughout) Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning announced Friday morning he will not...

Legislature returning for one day

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The Kansas Legislature will return to finish its work on May 21, the last official day of the 2020 legislative session. The Legislative Coordinating Council...

Republican coalition wants plan for reopening economy

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A coalition of mostly conservative Republicans in the Kansas House is asking Gov. Laura Kelly for a plan to reopen the state's economy to...

Lawmaker’s wife passes away

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Republican state Rep. Les Mason's wife, Kala, passed away Friday at home. She was 63. The couple, married since 1976, were the former owners and...

LCC: Governor agreed to allow review of executive orders

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Gov. Laura Kelly's team agreed to a review of her emergency directives as part of a deal reached with legislative leaders during the session,...

Caution urged for lawmakers returning April 27

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State Health Secretary Lee Norman on Monday sounded a word of caution about lawmakers returning for their wrapup session shortly after the coronavirus is...

Republican district conventions going virtual

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Kansas Republicans are taking their regional conventions virtual when they select delegates to the party's national convention. Responding to the coronavirus threat, state Republicans on...