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Senate urges Kelly to reprioritize prisoners for vaccines

The Kansas Senate on Thursday rebuked Gov. Laura Kelly for putting prisoners in line for COVID-19 vaccines ahead of the general public, a move...

Legislature chooses new leaders with historic elections

Lawmakers picked their new leadership teams Monday, electing Ron Ryckman Jr. to an unprecedented third term as speaker, Ty Masterson as the new Senate...

Longbine decides against running for leadership post

Considered at one point a leading candidate for Kansas Senate president, Republican Sen. Jeff Longbine said he is bowing out of running for any...

State Senate primaries could set stage for presidency

As candidates campaign for the statehouse across Kansas, another race has been quietly playing out on a larger scale that will help determine leadership...

KCC nominee clears Senate confirmation panel

Gov. Laura Kelly's nominee to the Kansas Corporation Commission won the approval of a Senate committee on Wednesday, saying he would be an independent...

UPDATED: Senate president’s daughter passes away

(Updated to include reaction to announcement) The Kansas Senate took a moment of silence Tuesday morning after it was announced that Senate President Susan Wagle's...

Best time for abortion amendment vote: Summer or fall?

August or November. The decision could be the most strategic choice lawmakers make next year in considering a constitutional amendment on abortion. The Legislature is headed...

Sunday Reader: Coal plant purchase returns; Statehouse pay

Good morning everyone: The Chiefs don't play until tonight, so you will have plenty of time to peruse this week's roundup of Kansas political news....

Commerce secretary nominee apologizes for Facebook post

Social media is again threatening to undo one of Gov. Laura Kelly's nominees, this time over a Facebook post suggestively mocking a sitting state...

Senate rolls out committee memberships; new Democrats gain leadership posts

The two newest Senate Democrats have been assigned leadership positions on key committees after leaving the GOP within about the last week. Sens. Barbara Bollier...