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Budget would cut governor out of COVID relief spending

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Republican lawmakers are asserting their control over how the state spends new federal  COVID-19 relief money, effectively cutting Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly out of...

Bill stripping governors of appointments advances

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A plan that would strip Kansas governors of their power to replace vacancies for two statewide offices moved out of a House committee on...

Parker withdraws from leadership race

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Democratic state Rep. Brett Parker late Tuesday pulled out of the race for assistant House minority leader, and threw his support to Rep. Jason...

Kansas in the celebrity fundraising spotlight

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There's enough of them to fill the Hollywood Squares. Amid the millions of dollars flowing into Kansas for next week's election, a number of celebrities...

Pandemic politics: Who wins, who loses?

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For many weeks, Kansas Democrats have been blowing the whistle on Republican candidates not wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each time a leading Republican...

Democrats leading GOP in registering new voters

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Kansas Democrats are outpacing Republicans in new voter registrations since the 2018 primary election, another sign of the wave of energy the GOP is...

Candidates navigate pandemic waters

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By Roxie Hammill Sunflower State Journal In so many ways, 2020 has been a year like no other for political campaigning. Parades, county fairs, cocktail party fundraisers...

Campaigning in the shadow of a pandemic

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Typically, Stacey Knoell's relationship with technology was always on a "need-to-know basis." Now, the Democratic state Senate candidate is getting a crash course in technology...

Lawmakers block Kelly’s property tax proposal

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Lawmakers are blocking Gov. Laura Kelly's plan for reducing property taxes because of skeptics who think it won't have much impact. The House Appropriations Committee...

Sunday Reader: ‘Dark store’ bill, Farmer Mac nominee

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Good morning everyone: We start a fresh week after a momentous ending to Friday's session when a proposed constitutional amendment on abortion was defeated after...