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Senate rolls out committee memberships; new Democrats gain leadership posts

The two newest Senate Democrats have been assigned leadership positions on key committees after leaving the GOP within about the last week. Sens. Barbara Bollier...

Ryckman introduces committee lineup

House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr. unveiled the new committee appointments early Thursday evening. Lots to evaluate here. But we'll start by giving you what we...

Democrats argue for more committee representation

Kansas House Democrats are arguing for more representation on legislative committees after state Rep. Stephanie Clayton switched parties Wednesday. Clayton's move to the Democratic Party...

Lawmakers put off decision on paid parental leave

Leading lawmakers on Thursday delayed deciding whether to extend outgoing Gov. Jeff Colyer's paid parental leave benefit to legislative branch employees. The Legislative Coordinating Council...

UPDATED: Clayton announces switch to Democratic Party

(Updated to reflect district voting trends; reaction from House speaker.) State Rep. Stephanie Clayton of Overland Park announced Wednesday morning she is switching parties to...

UPDATED: Wagle realigns Senate committee chairs; Senate vice president derides...

(Updated to include comments from Longbine; comments from Olson; list of all committee chairs and vice chairs; edits throughout) Sen. Jeff Longbine is out. Sen. Caryn...

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

(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...

Kelly names Hensley aide as chief of staff; new Senate staffer...

Gov.-elect Laura Kelly on Thursday named an aide to Democratic Minority Leader Anthony Hensley as her chief of staff. Kelly picked Will Lawrence to run...

Jenkins starts lobbying firm with chief of staff

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,...

Democrats choose ‘bridge builder’ as new leader

Less combat. More collegiality. House Democrats struck out on a new direction Monday, choosing Rep. Tom Sawyer over incumbent Rep. Jim Ward as their new...