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Governor vetoes tax bill

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday vetoed a tax bill for the third time, saying she couldn't return the state to an era of budget...

Republicans seek to take back meditation room

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The inside-the-Capitol dispute between the governor and Republican lawmakers over the meditation room is bubbling up again. The Legislature's new spending plan includes language that...

Board gently opposes civics, financial literacy mandates

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The Kansas State Board of Education on Wednesday sent a soft message to the governor opposing legislation requiring a civics test, a financial literacy...

UPDATED: Schmidt announces candidacy for governor

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(Updated to add interview with Schmidt and Democratic Party reaction) Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Tuesday announced his candidacy for governor in 2022, setting...

Bill creating energy task force dies for 2021

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A bill creating a task force charged with developing a new state energy plan has been set aside for this legislative session. The bill, which...

UPDATED: Colyer signals candidacy for governor, names treasurer

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(Updated to include response from Gov. Kelly's campaign and her fundraising numbers as well as possible campaign staff for Colyer) Former Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer...

Ryckman family reunion: Speaker’s dad elected to Senate

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The Ryckmans will be reunited in the Legislature. Ron Sr. and Ron Jr. will be back in the Legislature together after the elder Ryckman won...

Bill stripping governors of appointments advances

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

New poll shows overwhelming support for medical marijuana

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A new poll shows that two thirds of Kansas voters support legalizing medical marijuana, a component of Gov. Laura Kelly's plan for expanding Medicaid. The...

KPERS again cool on Kelly’s retirement refinancing plan

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The state retirement system’s Board of Trustees for a third time is refusing to go along with Gov. Laura Kelly’s plan to finance her...