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Kansas senator switches parties

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State Sen. John Doll has moved back to the Republican Party, saying he wants to help shoulder some of the committee workload. Doll on Friday...

UPDATED: Farm Bureau board member, Yates Center mayor running for District...

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(Updated to reflect second candidate) A member of the Kansas Farm Bureau board and the mayor of Yates Center are seeking the House District  13...

Senate committee sends on nominations

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The Senate Confirmation Oversight Committee on Monday approved 15 of Gov. Laura Kelly's nominees, sending them to the full chamber next year for confirmation....

House leadership makes interim appointments

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House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr. and Minority Leader Tom Sawyer have named assignments to the committees that will be meeting over the interim. And just...

Lawmaker agrees to diversion on perjury charge

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Republican state Rep. Adam Thomas has entered into a diversion agreement with Johnson County prosecutors that will allow an election perjury charge to be...

Hibbard leaving Kansas House because of illness

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Republican state Rep. Larry Hibbard announced Tuesday he was retiring from the Kansas House because of health reasons. Hibbard, 74, sent out a newsletter to...

UPDATED: Judge dismisses defamation claim against KC Star

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(Updated late Tuesday to reflect Twitter posts from Star executives) A Johnson County judge on Tuesday dismissed Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning's defamation claim against...

Dietrich announces state Senate bid

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Republican state Rep. Brenda Dietrich on Monday filed to run for the Kansas Senate in a district now represented by Republican Sen. Eric Rucker. Dietrich,...

Medicaid expansion supporters pour money into efforts

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Supporters of Medicaid expansion spent about $51,000 in April campaigning to get the Legislature to approve health care coverage for up to 150,000 Kansans. Alliance...

Capitol Police reveal new sign policy in face of ACLU suit

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The Capitol Police on Wednesday revealed a more relaxed policy for dealing with protesters as the ACLU went to court challenging statehouse rules it...