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 senator's staffer)

The Kansas Senate majority leader on Monday sued The Kansas City Star over a column in which the lawmaker purportedly said he opposed the creation of Medicaid.

The column by prominent Johnson Countian Steve Rose explored Sen. Jim Denning's reasons for not wanting to expand Medicaid, an issue that will be hotly debated this legislative session.

The lawsuit, filed . . .


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