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UPDATED: DCF answers attorney general’s food assistance inquiry

(Updated to reflect tweet from House majority leader) The secretary of Kansas' child welfare agency had the authority to exempt work requirements for food assistance...

AG questions legality of food assistance directive

A plan by Gov. Laura Kelly's administration to extend food assistance benefits to adults without children who aren't working appears to violate state law,...

Sunflower Sunday reader: Farmers less optimistic about economy; Itemizations plummet

Good morning everyone: Lots going on in Kansas politics but much of it not necessarily centered on the Kansas Capitol. Yes, we have the ongoing dispute...

Capitol police set aside ban for protesters

Capitol police have lifted a year-long ban for the three protesters who unfurled mammoth banners in the statehouse condemning lawmakers for refusing to budge...

Sunflower Sunday Reader: Kansas Supreme Court agrees to hear ‘wrongful birth’...

Good day everyone: Hope you're enjoying the Legislature's short turnaround break, which lasts through Tuesday. We're running a little late today because we're just a...

Hawkins names first staff appointment as majority leader

New Kansas House Majority Leader Dan Hawkins on Wednesday announced that longtime Republican aide B.J. Harden would be his chief of staff. Harden, now chief...

Highland withdraws from majority leader’s race

It's down to two in the race for House majority leader. Republican state Rep. Ron Highland of Wamego announced Sunday night that he was withdrawing...

Hawkins, Highland jockey for House majority leader

With the House tilting more conservative after Tuesday's election, Republicans Dan Hawkins and Ron Highland are campaigning to unseat moderate Don Hineman as the chamber's...

State overspending millions on Medicaid program, audit finds

The state health department has doled out millions in general tax dollars to subsidize health care providers under a Medicaid program that was expected...