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(Updated) Sunday Reader: Kobach Senate announcement imminent?; Kelly family nuptials

(Updated to reflect developments on possible Kobach announcement Monday) Good morning everyone: A relatively slow week over the July Fourth holiday. But it was a big...

Limited Medicaid expansion would cost more, Kelly says

Gov. Laura Kelly is pushing back against the idea of limiting Medicaid expansion to Kansans earning up to 100% of the poverty level, saying...

Former Senate president named to governor’s tax panel

Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday named former Senate President Steve Morris to help lead a committee she is creating to study tax code reform. Morris,...

Sunflower Sunday Reader: Newby’s D.C. trouble and more

Good morning: The week ended in a news explosion with a major Supreme Court decision on education and perhaps a more significant ruling that tossed...

Sunflower Sunday reader: Farmers less optimistic about economy; Itemizations plummet

Good morning everyone: Lots going on in Kansas politics but much of it not necessarily centered on the Kansas Capitol. Yes, we have the ongoing dispute...

UPDATED: Governor names KU official new cabinet secretary

(Upated to reflect developments from 9:15 a.m. news conference) Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday morning named an official from the University of Kansas with experience...

Kelly names Wyandotte County judge

Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday named Assistant Wyandotte County Attorney Jane Sieve Wilson to serve out the term of retiring Chief Judge Wayne Lampson. Wilson...

Sunflower Sunday reader: Kansas’ dangerous rural roads; Florida investigates Kobach-affiliated group

Good day everyone: The legislative session is now officially over and everyone can start focusing on 2020 and the elections ahead. We're very tired and...

State pays $900,000 to judicial nominee’s law firm for defending abortion...

The state has paid the law firm of Gov. Laura Kelly's appeals court nominee almost $1 million to defend limits on abortion approved by...

Hineman requests House-only interim committee on Medicaid expansion

Republican state Rep. Don Hineman on Friday asked legislative leadership to approve an interim committee made up only of House members to study Medicaid...