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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 federal  COVID-19 relief money, effectively cutting Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly out of...

UPDATED: Suellentrop gives up leadership responsibilities

(Updated to include statement) Senate Majority Leader Gene Suellentrop gave up many of his responsibilities in leadership Wednesday, a day after he was arrested on...

Estes dies at 74; stars will ‘flicker a bit less brightly’

(Updated to include comments from the governor and attorney general) Republican state Sen. Bud Estes of Dodge City, described as a lawmaker with a gentle...

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...

Schroeder, Rucker join Senate leadership staff

The new Republican Senate leadership team announced its staff Wednesday, including some familiar faces in conservative Republican circles. Among those joining the Senate staff is...

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...

Longbine decides against running for leadership post

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

Third senator lines up for vice president

Republican Sen. Dennis Pyle has joined the race for Senate vice president against rival Sens. Molly Baumgardner and Rick Wilborn. Pyle sent out an email...

Masterson officially puts in for Senate presidency

Republican state Sen. Ty Masterson has officially begun his campaign for the Senate presidency as a new leadership team prepares to take the reins...

State Senate primaries could set stage for presidency

As candidates campaign for the statehouse across Kansas, another race has been quietly playing out on a larger scale that will help determine leadership...