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Education panel denies Legislature’s COVID spending plan

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

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

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

(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

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

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

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

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

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

(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...