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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...

UPDATED: Historic first? Barnett names wife running mate in Kansas governor’s...

In a stunning move that may be unprecedented historically, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Jim Barnett on Thursday picked his wife as his running mate. Barnett, the...