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Proposed Cosmetology Board rule change under fire

On the surface, it seemed like a perfunctory request. The state Cosmetology Board wanted to repeal one sentence in state regulations because it said it...

Bill creating energy task force dies for 2021

A bill creating a task force charged with developing a new state energy plan has been set aside for this legislative session. The bill, which...

Proposal would repeal speedy-trial law

Kansas prosecutors have come up with a plan for relieving a backlog of court cases that stalled when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the state,...

Kelly facing tough road following election

As if the pandemic didn't complicate Laura Kelly's first term as governor enough. Now, she must navigate a Republican-dominated Legislature that hung onto its supermajority...

Commission agrees to hear LGBTQ discrimination complaints

The state Human Rights Commission on Friday agreed to apply a historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling to state law, clearing the way for the...

UPDATED: Schmidt will appeal voter citizenship case to SCOTUS

(Updated to include comments from Kobach and the ACLU) Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Tuesday he will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review...

Indoor e-cigarette ban clears House committee

A House committee late Wednesday afternoon advanced a bill that would ban e-cigarettes and vaping in many public indoor locations. The House Judiciary Committee moved...

House panels oppose Kelly reorganization plans

Republican-controlled committees on Tuesday recommended against Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's plans to restructure state social service agencies and the state's energy office. Two committees struck...

Schmidt appeals for indoor e-cigarette ban

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Thursday urged lawmakers to close a loophole that allows e-cigarettes and vaping in public indoor locations where smoking...

New transparency comes to judicial selection

The panel that helps pick state Supreme Court justices will soon have to open the drapes into its deliberations when it vets candidates for...