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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...

Highland withdraws from majority leader’s race

It's down to two in the race for House majority leader. Republican state Rep. Ron Highland of Wamego announced Sunday night that he was withdrawing...

Republican leadership vows holding Kelly to no-tax pledge

Republican leadership at the Kansas Capitol on Wednesday greeted the election of a new Democratic governor with caution, warning that they would hold Laura...

DCF document reveals new details of allegations against Capps

State officials released a document Thursday revealing new details about the emotional abuse allegations against state Rep. Michael Capps. The appeal hearing summary, prepared in...

Tax deal proving elusive as session winds down

(Will be updated after 8:30 a.m. conference committee meeting) Kansas lawmakers will return to work Wednesday after meeting into the night Tuesday trying to iron...

Budget negotiators withdraw ban on contempt fees for Kobach

(Developing: Will update) House budget negotiators on Tuesday backed off a proposal forcing Secretary of State Kris Kobach to pay any legal fees for being...

UPDATED: House passes fix to education finance bill; Senate plans to...

(Will be updated as warranted; corrects Denning title) The Kanas House dodged potential political landmines Saturday as it mended a glitch in an education finance...

Senate leadership calls on House to let Kansans itemize

Kansas Senate leadership is getting behind a bill that would save millions for taxpayers who may be surprised to learn next year that they...