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Supreme Court presses school district plaintiffs on funding

Kansas Supreme Court justices on Thursday pressed the school district plaintiffs on just how much money it would take to constitutionally fund public education. They...

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...

New assistant secretary named at wildlife department

Kansas wildlife Secretary Brad Loveless on Wednesday named an agency veteran as the new assistant secretary for wildlife, fisheries and boating Loveless tapped Mike Miller,...

Legislature sends governor $500 million tax bill

The Senate on Thursday approved a tax bill giving up about $500 million in revenue over three years, sending it to Gov. Laura Kelly...

UPDATED: House passes $500 million tax bill

(Updated to reflect comments from the governor; adds cost to the state by reducing the state sales tax on food.) The Republican-controlled Legislature barreled toward...

Amtrak puts $3 million into preserving Southwest Chief service

Amtrak is putting $3 million into the Southwest Chief to match a federal grant that will finance track upgrades and preserve the cross-country train...

Tariff relief rolls into Kansas; ‘Any little bit helps’

Tariff relief has brought at least $10 million to Kansas farmers battling the fallout from the U.S. trade war that battered agriculture commodity prices...

Author Sarah Smarsh to headline Kelly inaugural

New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Sarah Smarsh will preside as the master of ceremonies for Gov.-elect Laura Kelly's inauguration. Kelly's...

UPDATED: Roberts announces retirement after four terms in Senate

(Updated to reflect comments from Roberts news conference; comment from attorney general on political future; edits throughout) After nearly 40 years, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts...

Lawmakers put off decision on paid parental leave

Leading lawmakers on Thursday delayed deciding whether to extend outgoing Gov. Jeff Colyer's paid parental leave benefit to legislative branch employees. The Legislative Coordinating Council...