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UPDATED: Kelly ties Medicaid expansion to medical marijuana

(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

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

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

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

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

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

(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

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

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

(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...