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Senate passes transgender athletics bill

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Kansas on Wednesday night moved toward joining a handful of states to pass a ban on transgender girls and women from participating in interscholastic...

UPDATED: Speedy-trial bill wins Senate approval

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(Updated to reflect final vote) The Kansas Senate on Wednesday approved a bill suspending the state's speedy trial rights for two years, an alternative to...

UPDATED: Schmidt announces candidacy for governor

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(Updated to add interview with Schmidt and Democratic Party reaction) Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Tuesday announced his candidacy for governor in 2022, setting...

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...

School choice bills advance to full House, Senate

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Legislation expanding a program that subsidizes private education by exchanging state tax credits for private school scholarship donations is advancing to the full House...

Senate panel approves less costly tax bill

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A Senate committee on Tuesday approved a new tax bill that would be less costly because it removes a major provision that would allow...

Abortion amendment debate focuses on Pyle

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All eyes are on Republican state Sen. Dennis Pyle as the Senate gets ready to make another run at passing a constitutional amendment on...

Top federal prosecutor backs Folsom for judgeship

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Stephen R. McAllister, the U.S. attorney for Kansas, is backing federal public defender Carl Folsom III for a seat on the state's appellate court. McAllister,...

UPDATED: Senate passes property tax transparency bill

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(Updated to include comments from Tyson, Doll, Holland) The Kansas Senate on Thursday took another shot at passing a bill requiring more public disclosure when...

Longbine decides against running for leadership post

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Considered at one point a leading candidate for Kansas Senate president, Republican Sen. Jeff Longbine said he is bowing out of running for any...