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Budget would cut governor out of COVID relief spending

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

Johnson announces candidacy for state treasurer

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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

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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

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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...

UPDATED: Democrats lodge complaint against Coleman

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(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

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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

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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

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(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

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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

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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...