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UPDATED: Finance Council rejects $400 unemployment benefit

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(Updated with more complete reporting and edits throughout) The State Finance Council on Thursday rejected Gov. Laura Kelly's plan to spend $63 million to fund...

Coronavirus pandemic costs Kansas agencies nearly $17 million

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The coronavirus pandemic has cost state agencies almost $17 million as they've wrestled with the fallout of the infection spreading across the state. About 60...

Bid to tack Medicaid expansion onto cable bill falls short

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As the 2020 legislative session nears an end, lawmakers made one last push to expand Medicaid by tacking it on to a bill focused...

Sunday Reader: Davids’ new campaign manager; Easter poll

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Good morning everyone: We're back at it this week in good health and pounding out the copy you've come to expect each week wrapping up...

Legislature adjourns under cloud of uncertainty

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The Kansas Legislature adjourned its regular session two weeks early Thursday evening under a shadow of uncertainty about whether it will return again this...

Denning faces blowback over Kelly trip

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Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning on Thursday faced blowback from conservative members of his caucus for a trip he took with Democratic Gov. Laura...

Sunday Reader: Ex-Senate leaders criticize Wagle

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Good morning everyone: Hope everyone is getting to relax a little during this turnaround weekend. You may need it. So much is left to do...

UPDATED: GOP lawmakers rework Medicaid expansion bill

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(Updated to include more reporting during the day with edits throughout). A compromise proposal to expand Medicaid hit a roadblock Thursday when Republican lawmakers added...

Denning: Abortion funding, Medicaid expansion not linked

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(Developing: Will be updated as warranted) Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning took steps to defend the Medicaid expansion bill Friday, saying abortion opponents are falsely...

Senate leadership divide grows over Medicaid expansion

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The divide between top Republican leaders in the Kansas Senate widened Monday over attempts to link Medicaid expansion to a constitutional amendment on abortion. Senate...