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Sunday Reader: Party change trends; Emerging tax dispute

Good morning everyone: We're back in the comfort of our home headquarters this week bringing you the latest news Kansas has to offer. We'll start as...

UPDATED: Senate majority leader’s defamation lawsuit dismissed

(Updated to include comment from Rose) A judge on Tuesday dismissed Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning's defamation lawsuit against newspaper columnist Steve Rose. Johnson County Judge...

Limited Medicaid expansion would cost more, Kelly says

Gov. Laura Kelly is pushing back against the idea of limiting Medicaid expansion to Kansans earning up to 100% of the poverty level, saying...

Sunflower Sunday reader: Kansas’ dangerous rural roads; Florida investigates Kobach-affiliated group

Good day everyone: The legislative session is now officially over and everyone can start focusing on 2020 and the elections ahead. We're very tired and...

UPDATED: Holscher announces bid for Senate against Denning

(Updated: Story recast to include Denning's response; edits throughout) With next year's Senate races more than a year out, Democratic state Rep. Cindy Holscher late...

Sunflower Sunday Reader: New lobbying numbers; Holscher’s mystery announcement; Sports wagering...

Happy Easter everyone: Hope everyone is having a restful break before returning to the Capitol in a little more than a week. Relatively speaking, it wasn't...

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...

House agrees to Senate school finance plan amid tense negotiations

After three days of sometimes testy and confrontational negotiations, House lawmakers agreed to accept the Senate's plan for funding public education to satisfy 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...

Capitol police set aside ban for protesters

Capitol police have lifted a year-long ban for the three protesters who unfurled mammoth banners in the statehouse condemning lawmakers for refusing to budge...