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Legislative staffer tests positive for COVID-19

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A staff member of the Kansas Legislature has tested positive for the coronavirus and is now self-quarantining at home. Tom Day, the director of Legislative...

Legislature’s top tax expert retiring

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The Legislature's top tax expert is retiring from the research department after 34 years. Chris Courtwright, a veteran of three decades of debates over tax...

Republican primary shaping up in House District 28

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A Republican primary is emerging in House District 28 with an Overland Park veterinarian announcing plans to run for the Kansas Legislature. Fred Lehman announced...

Caution urged for lawmakers returning April 27

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State Health Secretary Lee Norman on Monday sounded a word of caution about lawmakers returning for their wrapup session shortly after the coronavirus is...

Coalition wants Kansas tobacco age raised to 21

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A group of public health advocates is working on legislation for next session to raise the age for buying tobacco products and electronic cigarettes...

Supreme Court presses school district plaintiffs on funding

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Kansas Supreme Court justices on Thursday pressed the school district plaintiffs on just how much money it would take to constitutionally fund public education. They...

NRA doles out Kansas statehouse endorsements

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The National Rifle Association has issued its legislative endorsements for the general election. We already know that the NRA backed Republican Kris Kobach for...

ACLU drops lawsuit over Israel boycott law

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The American Civil Liberties Union on Friday dropped its lawsuit against Kansas over a law barring state contractors from boycotting Israel. The ACLU agreed to...

Appointments to Dyslexia Task Force complete

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The appointments to a special state task force to study dyslexia are now complete. The task force, approved by the Legislature this year, will advise...

Kobach promises executive order requiring E-Verify

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If he's elected governor, Republican Kris Kobach said Thursday night he would sign an executive order requiring state agencies to use a federal database...