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UPDATED: Kelly ties Medicaid expansion to medical marijuana

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(Updated to include comments from Masterson, Sykes and Longbine; also notes that a separate medical marijuana bill was double-referred; edits throughout). Gov. Laura Kelly is...

Campbell retires as budget director

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Larry Campbell said Tuesday morning that he has retired as the state budget director. Campbell said his retirement had been planned for some time and...

State fiscal forecast improves dramatically

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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...

State Medicaid director leaving for private sector

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State Medicaid Director Adam Proffitt is leaving the state health department after a little more than two years at the agency. Proffitt said his last...

Senate panel delays Medicaid expansion bill

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A proposal to expand Medicaid coverage to an estimated 150,000 Kansans stalled in a committee Monday as lawmakers slowed the bill down to consider...

Sunday Reader: Watkins loses fundraiser; Medicaid fraud

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Good morning everyone: It's Thanksgiving week. So we can only hope things will slow down a little bit. (They never really do, but we can...

UPDATED: Democratic leadership takes on GOP Medicaid bill

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(Updated to reflect new comments from Denning) The volume of the Medicaid expansion debate turned up a notch Thursday when Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley...

GOP senators demand budget director withdraw testimony

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A group of key Republican lawmakers is demanding that the state budget director withdraw testimony critical of the Senate's Medicaid expansion plan. Republican members of...

Lawmakers cautioned on Medicaid work requirement

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State health Secretary Lee Norman on Tuesday warned lawmakers that adding a work requirement for Medicaid expansion could drive up the cost of the...

UPDATED: Aetna making progress to comply with KanCare obligations

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(Updated to include company comments from Tuesday afternoon) A top state regulator said Tuesday that Aetna is moving to comply with its obligations under the...