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UPDATED: Jennings dies at 66

(Updated to include reaction from the governor, legislators and longtime friend) Republican state Rep. Russ Jennings, one of the last leading moderates in the Kansas...

Schwab names new Sedgwick County elections commissioner

Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab on Friday named the administrative manager from the Sedgwick County clerk's office as Sedgwick County's new elections commissioner. Schwab...

Schmidt joins lawsuit over Keystone XL pipeline

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt late Wednesday joined with 20 other states to challenge President Joe Biden's authority to cancel a permit to build...

Senate passes transgender athletics bill

Kansas on Wednesday night moved toward joining a handful of states to pass a ban on transgender girls and women from participating in interscholastic...

UPDATED: Speedy-trial bill wins Senate approval

(Updated to reflect final vote) The Kansas Senate on Wednesday approved a bill suspending the state's speedy trial rights for two years, an alternative to...

House approves NRA-based gun safety program

The Kansas House on Thursday approved a bill requiring the state Board of Education to develop guidelines for gun-safety education that would include the...

Bill stripping governors of appointments advances

A plan that would strip Kansas governors of their power to replace vacancies for two statewide offices moved out of a House committee on...

Bill seeks to lift cap on defense attorney pay

Kansas would be able to pay more for private lawyers who take on defense cases for the state under legislation considered by a House...

AAA urges new cellphone limits for drivers

AAA Kansas is urging lawmakers to adopt new limits for drivers using cellphones, including a ban for anyone under 18 and for the general...

New tax bill totals more than $300 million in first year

The new tax bill that lawmakers are working on could cost the state treasury almost $330 million in the first year, growing to more...