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Budget would cut governor out of COVID relief spending

Republican lawmakers are asserting their control over how the state spends new federalĀ  COVID-19 relief money, effectively cutting Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly out of...

Johnson announces candidacy for state treasurer

Republican state Rep. Steven Johnson on Thursday night revealed his intentions to run for state treasurer next year. Johnson, now in his sixth term in...

Ryckman family reunion: Speaker’s dad elected to Senate

The Ryckmans will be reunited in the Legislature. Ron Sr. and Ron Jr. will be back in the Legislature together after the elder Ryckman won...

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...