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UPDATED: Kessinger draws Democratic challenger

(Updated to include comments from Poskin) Republican state Rep. Jan Kessinger is drawing opposition from a Republican-turned-Democrat who launched her candidacy for the Kansas House...

Gun safety advocate running for Kansas House

A leading advocate for gun safety at the Capitol is running for the Kansas House, setting up a Democratic primary for House District 17. Jo...

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...

UPATED: Democrats try to force Medicaid expansion vote

(Updated to include comment from Senate majority leader). As the Legislature broke for a month-long break on Friday evening, Democrats made their move to force...

UPDATED: Legislature sends abortion-reversal bill to governor

(Updated to include links to how lawmakers voted and additional comment from senators.) With drug-induced abortions rising in Kansas, the Legislature on Friday approved a...

Senate starts education talks with House, sticks firm to school financing...

Senate negotiators remained steadfast in support of their school finance proposal as talks started Monday to hammer out a funding plan to satisfy the...

House panel sets aside governor’s school finance plan, advances its own

A House panel quickly shelved Gov. Laura Kelly's school finance plan Thursday, moving its own alternative that faces questions about whether it will comply...

UPDATED: House passes $500 million tax bill

(Updated to reflect comments from the governor; adds cost to the state by reducing the state sales tax on food.) The Republican-controlled Legislature barreled toward...

Open-records advocates decry Judicial Council recommendation

A recent recommendation from the Kansas Judicial Council is a serious setback to opening up footage from police body cameras, open-records advocates say. The council,...

Democrats argue for more committee representation

Kansas House Democrats are arguing for more representation on legislative committees after state Rep. Stephanie Clayton switched parties Wednesday. Clayton's move to the Democratic Party...