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Sunday Reader: Rebuilding Eco Devo; Homelessness rises

Good morning everyone, and happy holidays. This will be our last Sunday roundup for the year. We know this is one of the most read items...

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...

House agrees to Senate school finance plan amid tense negotiations

After three days of sometimes testy and confrontational negotiations, House lawmakers agreed to accept the Senate's plan for funding public education to satisfy a...

Senate negotiators offer education finance plan; talks break off

A day of back-and-forth negotiations ended climactically Tuesday as Senate negotiators agreed to some education accountability measures if the House accepted their school finance...

Senate starts education talks with House, sticks firm to school financing...

Senate negotiators remained steadfast in support of their school finance proposal as talks started Monday to hammer out a funding plan to satisfy the...

Commerce secretary nominee apologizes for Facebook post

Social media is again threatening to undo one of Gov. Laura Kelly's nominees, this time over a Facebook post suggestively mocking a sitting state...

Key committee chair says governor’s plan for restructuring pension payments in...

Gov. Laura Kelly's plan to restructure payments into the state's pension fund to finance her recommended budget is not likely to advance very far,...

Higher ed battling back against rising electricity rates

The debate over the cost of electrical power in Kansas is escalating as the state’s universities seek to intervene in a utility rate case...

UPDATED: Legislature passes bill compensating wrongfully convicted

A bill compensating the wrongfully convicted cleared the Kansas Legislature on Thursday, culminating a two-year effort to make good on past wrongs. The House joined the...