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Schmidt appeals for indoor e-cigarette ban

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Thursday urged lawmakers to close a loophole that allows e-cigarettes and vaping in public indoor locations where smoking...

BREAKING: Supreme Court dismisses judicial salary case

(Updated to include response from House speaker and more details about salaries) The Kansas Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by six judges...

Attorney general seeks to limit local government lawsuits

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is backing a bill that would limit local governments from bringing lawsuits similar to litigation seeking damages resulting from...

UPDATED: Attorney general calls for indoor ban on e-cigarettes

(Updated to include link to bill) Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Wednesday called for a law that would ban e-cigarettes and vaping at most...

Sunday Reader: Challenge for Miller?; Capitol grill menu

Good morning everyone: Just in case you're not counting, there are eight days left before the 2020 Legislative session begins. We will soon be leaving the...

Sunday Reader: Watkins loses fundraiser; Medicaid fraud

Good morning everyone: It's Thanksgiving week. So we can only hope things will slow down a little bit. (They never really do, but we can...

Sunday Reader: State’s payout to CGI; High marks for roads

Good morning everyone: It seems like it was a week dominated by Medicaid, which could be a bellwether of the approaching legislative session. The fault lines...

Transparency of Supreme Court nominating panel questioned

This time, it was supposed to be different. When a panel of five lawyers and four nonlawyers recently convened to recommend new justices to the...

Sunday Reader: Senate 7 dance; ‘Absolute warrior’ passes

Good morning everyone: An extraordinarily slow week, maybe the slowest since we started this little venture about 18 months ago. Frankly, most everything that happened last...

Sunday Reader: Coal plant purchase returns; Statehouse pay

Good morning everyone: The Chiefs don't play until tonight, so you will have plenty of time to peruse this week's roundup of Kansas political news....