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Sunday Reader: Challenge for Miller?; Capitol grill menu

Good morning everyone: Just in case you're not counting, there are eight days left before the 2020 Legislative session begins. We will soon be leaving the...

State building new ‘rolling’ transportation plan

Gov. Laura Kelly's administration is building a new, nimble transportation plan that won't require a tax increase but counts on stanching the flow of...

Sunday Reader: Freeze-dried remains; Iowa sports betting

Good morning: Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. As you might imagine, it wasn't the busiest of weeks, but here are some notable news items...

Panel urges millions for new specialized prison beds

A panel studying criminal justice reform in Kansas is urging the Legislature to spend almost $50 million for new beds for prisoners suffering from...

Sunday Reader: State’s payout to CGI; High marks for roads

Good morning everyone: It seems like it was a week dominated by Medicaid, which could be a bellwether of the approaching legislative session. The fault lines...

Newby reflects on troubled term at election commission

Officially, Brian Newby's term at the Election Assistance Commission comes to an end next week after almost four years of political turbulence. Unofficially, the former Johnson...

Sunday Reader: Senate 7 dance; ‘Absolute warrior’ passes

Good morning everyone: An extraordinarily slow week, maybe the slowest since we started this little venture about 18 months ago. Frankly, most everything that happened last...

Sunday Reader: Pricey noncampaign; Kansas lawsuit culture

Good morning everyone: It seems these days we're scrounging for stories, an unusual trend since we started this little news service back in February 2018....

UPDATED: Kessinger draws Democratic challenger

(Updated to include comments from Poskin) Republican state Rep. Jan Kessinger is drawing opposition from a Republican-turned-Democrat who launched her candidacy for the Kansas House...

UPDATED: Manhattan’s Reddi announces U.S. Senate bid

(Updated to include fresh comments from Reddi; political science professor) Manhattan Mayor Pro Tem Usha Reddi on Thursday morning launched what could potentially be a...