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UPDATED: Senate passes bill directing $115 million into pension fund

(Updated to reflect final passage; adds more comments from Denning, Hensley and Truth Caucus chairman) The Kansas Senate on Tuesday passed a bill directing $115 million...

Lawmakers introduce bill adding sexual orientation to state discrimination laws

A group of lawmakers, including the state's first LGBT legislators, on Monday introduced  bills adding sexual orientation and gender identity to state's antidiscrimination law. State...

UPDATED: Senate majority leader sues newspaper over column

(Updated to reflect report that Rose has resigned from the newspaper, more details from lawsuit and a link to an email from Rose to...

UPDATED: Kansas House approves new transparency rules

The Kansas House on Wednesday approved a set of new rules intended to give the public more ability to track bills as they move...

Key committee chair says governor’s plan for restructuring pension payments in...

Gov. Laura Kelly's plan to restructure payments into the state's pension fund to finance her recommended budget is not likely to advance very far,...

Senate creating special tax committee to consider ‘windfall’ legislation

Senate President Susan Wagle said Thursday she plans to create a special committee to evaluate legislation for returning a revenue windfall that the state...

Wagle delivers GOP response to Kelly’s address

Senate President Susan Wagle on Wednesday night gave the GOP response to Gov. Laura Kelly's State of the State address. Here's the video. 

House minority leader names new chief of staff

The communications director for the House Democratic Caucus will become chief of staff for incoming Minority Leader Tom Sawyer. Sawyer named Heather Scanlon as his...

Finch names staffers for pro tem’s office

Incoming House Speaker Pro Tem Blaine Finch has tapped a former Ottawa city commissioner as his chief of staff. Finch announced Thursday that Emily Graves...

UPDATED: Democrats pick Warfield for House District 58

(Developing: Updated to include comments from Warfield and Hensley) Democratic leaders on Thursday night chose a former top aide in the state Revenue Department to...