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Governor vetoes tax bill

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday vetoed a tax bill for the third time, saying she couldn't return the state to an era of budget...

Republicans seek to take back meditation room

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The inside-the-Capitol dispute between the governor and Republican lawmakers over the meditation room is bubbling up again. The Legislature's new spending plan includes language that...

UPDATED: Kelly ties Medicaid expansion to medical marijuana

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(Updated to include comments from Masterson, Sykes and Longbine; also notes that a separate medical marijuana bill was double-referred; edits throughout). Gov. Laura Kelly is...

Majority leader says DCF not complying with HOPE Act

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For a second time, House Majority Leader Dan Hawkins is accusing Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's administration of not complying with a hotly contested overhaul...

Kelly introduces new budget, resurrects past ideas

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Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly introduced a new budget Wednesday that revives ideas that have already proven unpopular with a Republican Legislature. Kelly's budget director, Adam Proffitt,...

UPDATED: Democrats lodge complaint against Coleman

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(Updated to include history of complaints and comments from House leadership) Kansas House Democrats on Tuesday filed a much-anticipated complaint against Democratic state Rep. Aaron...

Legislature chooses new leaders with historic elections

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Lawmakers picked their new leadership teams Monday, electing Ron Ryckman Jr. to an unprecedented third term as speaker, Ty Masterson as the new Senate...

Legislature crafting COVID-19 plan for upcoming session

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Legislative staff is developing a plan for how lawmakers can meet as COVID-19 cases take a deeper hold on a state that's now grappling...

UPDATED: Kelly issues new face mask order

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday signed a new executive order requiring face masks, this one intended to get more counties to buy into the...

Kelly facing tough road following election

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As if the pandemic didn't complicate Laura Kelly's first term as governor enough. Now, she must navigate a Republican-dominated Legislature that hung onto its supermajority...