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Senate passes transgender athletics bill

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Kansas on Wednesday night moved toward joining a handful of states to pass a ban on transgender girls and women from participating in interscholastic...

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...

BREAKING: Abortion amendment clears Kansas Legislature

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(Developing: Will be updated) Kansas could become the seventh state in the country to pass a constitutional amendment that would ensure abortion is not a...

Folsom facing another tough confirmation fight

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Federal public defender Carl Folsom III appears to be headed for another difficult nomination fight for a seat on the Kansas Court of Appeals. A top...

Incoming Senate minority leader hires new chief of staff

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Incoming Senate Minority Leader Dinah Sykes announced on Wednesday that she hired Cory Sheedy from the governor's office as her new chief of staff. Sheedy...

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...

Francisco campaigning for minority leader

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Veteran Democratic state Sen. Marci Francisco is entering the race to replace Anthony Hensley as the top Democrat in the Kansas Senate. Francisco, who represents...

Sykes seeking Senate minority leader post

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Democratic state Sen. Dinah Sykes is seeking to replace longtime state Sen. Anthony Hensley as the party's leader in the Senate. In an email sent...

To knock or not to knock: That is the question

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It's the great political bet of 2020. Knock or don't knock. It's a simple — if not mundane — decision that could decide the fate of...

Moderate GOP class of 2016: What happened?

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They came to the Legislature in 2016 to fix government. They wanted to reverse deep income tax cuts blamed for blowing holes in the budget. They...