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Education panel denies Legislature’s COVID spending plan

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The Kansas State Board of Education parted ways with the Legislature Wednesday when it agreed not to spend $9 million in federal COVID-19 relief...

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 federalĀ  COVID-19 relief money, effectively cutting Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly out of...

Court order eases concerns about emergency management law

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A new administrative order issued by the Kansas Supreme Court erases some of the concerns voiced about how the state's new emergency management law...

UPDATED: Speedy-trial bill wins Senate approval

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(Updated to reflect final vote) The Kansas Senate on Wednesday approved a bill suspending the state's speedy trial rights for two years, an alternative to...

Senate urges Kelly to reprioritize prisoners for vaccines

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The Kansas Senate on Thursday rebuked Gov. Laura Kelly for putting prisoners in line for COVID-19 vaccines ahead of the general public, a move...

Kansas jobless claims highest since pandemic started

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Kansas jobless claims are shooting up to a level not seen since the COVID-19 pandemic started, reflecting new trouble for the state as it...

Proposal would repeal speedy-trial law

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Kansas prosecutors have come up with a plan for relieving a backlog of court cases that stalled when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the state,...

Husband of senator-elect dies

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The husband of Republican Sen.-elect Beverly Gossage has died, apparently from complications of COVID-19. Gossage announced her husband's death in a post on Facebook Thursday...

KCC considers new moratorium on utility disconnects

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State utility regulators are considering the possibility of imposing a new moratorium on utility disconnects during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Kansas Corporation Commission on...

UPDATED: Rahjes stricken by COVID-19

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(Updated with more reporting and edits throughout) Republican state Rep. Ken Rahjes has tested positive for COVID-19 after attending this week's organizational meeting of the...