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Warren announces state Senate bid

Republican state Rep. Kellie Warren on Friday announced she would mount a primary challenge against GOP state Sen. John Skubal in Johnson County. Elected to...

Balloting for Court of Appeals selection

As we have started to make a custom here at Sunflower State Journal, here is the balloting from last week's nominating commission meeting to...

Sunday Reader: Filling statewide officeholder vacancies

Good morning everyone: We started last week with heartbreaking news that Rep. Greg Lewis passed away in the early morning hours of Feb. 17 before...

UPDATED: GOP lawmakers rework Medicaid expansion bill

(Updated to include more reporting during the day with edits throughout). A compromise proposal to expand Medicaid hit a roadblock Thursday when Republican lawmakers added...

UPDATED: Pilcher-Cook retiring from state Senate

(Updated to include more interviews and data about the future  of the Senate 10 District race) Longtime Republican state Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook on Friday announced...

Corson rolls out Senate race endorsements

Former Kansas Democratic Party Executive Director Ethan Corson is putting his foot on the gas in what may be one of the most watched...

Clayton announces Senate plans

In a widely anticipated decision, Democratic state Rep. Stephanie Clayton announced Friday morning she intends to run for the state Senate seat now held...

Former Mission mayor considers state Senate campaign

Former Mission Mayor Laura McConwell says she's considering running for the state Senate seat that will come open with Democrat Barbara Bollier running for...

Senate Medicaid plan advances but faces opposition

The slow legislative slog toward expanding Medicaid in Kansas started Wednesday when Senate Republicans for the first time offered up a plan to compete...

Sunday Reader: Senate 7 dance; ‘Absolute warrior’ passes

Good morning everyone: An extraordinarily slow week, maybe the slowest since we started this little venture about 18 months ago. Frankly, most everything that happened last...