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Former Colyer campaign chair backs Schmidt

The former chairman of Jeff Colyer's campaign for governor in 2018 is lining up behind Attorney General Derek Schmidt for governor in 2022 as...

UPDATED: Schmidt announces candidacy for governor

(Updated to add interview with Schmidt and Democratic Party reaction) Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Tuesday announced his candidacy for governor in 2022, setting...

Kelly introduces new budget, resurrects past ideas

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,...

Hartman forming economic growth PAC

Wichita oil executive Wink Hartman, a potential candidate for Kansas governor in 2022, is creating a political action committee to help elect candidates supporting...

Hartman seriously looking at running for governor in 2022

Wichita oilman Wink Hartman says he's ruled out a bid for the U.S. Senate and is now seriously considering a run for governor in...

Ward takes first step to state Senate run

Longtime Democratic state Rep. Jim Ward has taken the first official step to running for the Kansas Senate. Ward filed paperwork naming former Kansas Democratic...

Legislation would remove governor’s power to fill statewide office vacancies

As the clock winds down on the Legislature, there's a move in the Capitol to remove Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's power to fill vacancies...

Legislature passes protections for domestic abuse victims

Domestic violence victims could more easily break costly leases to seek refuge from abusive relationships under legislation sent to the governor on Friday. The House...

UPDATED: Governor vetoes $500 million tax bill

(Updated: Includes fresh comments from Kelly, Kansas Chamber of Commerce, Senate president, House minority leader with edits throughout) Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday vetoed...

UPDATED: Gubernatorial candidates split on LGBT rights in debate

(Updated to reflect debate on Medicaid expansion and taxes) The three major candidates for Kansas governor on Tuesday night split on whether they would restore...