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Education panel denies Legislature’s COVID spending plan

The Kansas State Board of Education parted ways with the Legislature Wednesday when it agreed not to spend $9 million in federal COVID-19 relief...

Evergy seeks sanctions against attorney

Evergy is asking utility regulators to sanction the lawyer for a group of large industrial power users for allegedly revealing the existence of a...

State fiscal forecast improves dramatically

Kansas revenue forecasters on Friday offered up a brighter picture of the state's fiscal health, showing a dramatically smaller deficit than what was projected...

Legislative staffer tests positive for COVID-19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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