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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...

Top federal prosecutor backs Folsom for judgeship

Stephen R. McAllister, the U.S. attorney for Kansas, is backing federal public defender Carl Folsom III for a seat on the state's appellate court. McAllister,...

UPDATED: Senate passes property tax transparency bill

(Updated to include comments from Tyson, Doll, Holland) The Kansas Senate on Thursday took another shot at passing a bill requiring more public disclosure when...

Kelly introduces new budget, resurrects past ideas

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly introduced a new budget Wednesday that revives ideas that have already proven unpopular with a Republican Legislature. Kelly's budget director, Adam Proffitt,...

Kelly outpacing previous governors in fundraising

As she approaches her reelection campaign in 2022, Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly continues to outpace what previous governors raised at a similar point in...

Folsom facing another tough confirmation fight

Federal public defender Carl Folsom III appears to be headed for another difficult nomination fight for a seat on the Kansas Court of Appeals. A top...

Kelly administration floats sports wagering plan

Gov. Laura Kelly's administration is floating a new sports wagering proposal that includes a renewed push for online lottery ticket sales but with a...

UPDATED: Kelly names new acting labor secretary

(Updated to include governor's comments from Tuesday media briefing) Gov. Laura Kelly on Tuesday turned within the Labor Department to name a new acting secretary...

Husband of senator-elect dies

The husband of Republican Sen.-elect Beverly Gossage has died, apparently from complications of COVID-19. Gossage announced her husband's death in a post on Facebook Thursday...

UPDATED: Person of color urged for lieutenant governor

(Updated to reflect interview with Shepard) Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly is facing a call from within her own party to pick a person of color...