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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...

UPDATED: Democrats lodge complaint against Coleman

(Updated to include history of complaints and comments from House leadership) Kansas House Democrats on Tuesday filed a much-anticipated complaint against Democratic state Rep. Aaron...

Kelly outpacing previous governors in fundraising

As she approaches her reelection campaign in 2022, Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly continues to outpace what previous governors raised at a similar point in...

Ryckman unveils GOP committee assignments

House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr. on Monday rolled out the Republican committee assignments for the upcoming 2021-22 term. The speaker created a new committee dedicated...

UPDATED: Rahjes stricken by COVID-19

(Updated with more reporting and edits throughout) Republican state Rep. Ken Rahjes has tested positive for COVID-19 after attending this week's organizational meeting of the...

Legislature chooses new leaders with historic elections

Lawmakers picked their new leadership teams Monday, electing Ron Ryckman Jr. to an unprecedented third term as speaker, Ty Masterson as the new Senate...

Kelly facing tough road following election

As if the pandemic didn't complicate Laura Kelly's first term as governor enough. Now, she must navigate a Republican-dominated Legislature that hung onto its supermajority...

Ryckman launches bid for third term as speaker

Fresh off his successful reelection, Ron Ryckman Jr. officially launched a bid for an unprecedented third term as Kansas House speaker. In a letter sent...

UPDATED: Redistricting debate explodes over Senate leader’s remarks

(Updated to add more interviews with more reporting and background) The approaching debate over redrawing election boundaries exploded Friday morning over Senate President Susan Wagle's...

UPDATED: House speaker reveals July COVID-19 diagnosis

(Updated to include reaction from governor; new response from the speaker) House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr. on Thursday revealed that he had been diagnosed and...