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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...

Kansas population ranking slips; growth lagging other Midwest states

Kansas' population ranking has slipped two rungs since 2010 with the state gaining little ground in overall population growth while trailing other Midwestern states,...

(UPDATED) Sunflower Sunday Reader: Kelly inaugural takes shape; Kansas uninsured...

(Updated to reflect how governor's trip to Armenia was paid for) Good morning everyone: In the last week, we saw Democratic state Rep. Tom Sawyer upend...

Highland withdraws from majority leader’s race

It's down to two in the race for House majority leader. Republican state Rep. Ron Highland of Wamego announced Sunday night that he was withdrawing...