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UPDATED: Left-leaning dark money group targets GOP candidates on TV

(Updated to include a new broadcast filing that increased the total spending) A left-leaning dark money group is spending more than $400,000 in television advertising,...

Legislature adjourns under cloud of uncertainty

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

Former teacher seeks to become first transgender legislator

A former band and orchestra teacher at Wichita North High School is planning a historic bid for the Kansas House, seeking to become the...

Ward takes first step to state Senate run

Longtime Democratic state Rep. Jim Ward has taken the first official step to running for the Kansas Senate. Ward filed paperwork naming former Kansas Democratic...

Sunday reader: Ward for Senate?; Victory Fund in Kansas

Good morning everyone: A relatively sedate week in Kansas politics. The biggest news on our end is we finally created a Facebook page. It only took...

Democrats choose ‘bridge builder’ as new leader

Less combat. More collegiality. House Democrats struck out on a new direction Monday, choosing Rep. Tom Sawyer over incumbent Rep. Jim Ward as their new...

Sawyer officially launches campaign for minority leadership

It's been widely speculated for weeks that Democratic state Rep. Tom Sawyer would challenge Jim Ward for minority leader. Late Tuesday, Sawyer made it official...

Republicans want windfall returned from Trump tax cuts

The next legislative session may well start like the last one ended. Republican leaders are promising to push ahead with legislation that would effectively return...

House candidates campaign through politically troubled waters

Each brings baggage to his statehouse campaign. There's Republican Adam Thomas, charged with election perjury. There's Democrat Chris Haulmark, accused of emotionally abusing women. There's Republican Michael...

Trump haunts Kansas legislative races

President Donald Trump isn't on the Kansas ballot this year. He won't decide Kansas tax policy. He won't decide whether the state expands Medicaid. He...