Kansas State Treasurer Lynn Rogers, a Democrat, endorsed pending federal legislation to create a national policy of paid family leave. ( (Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)

Kansas state treasurer touts federal legislation on paid family leave

Kansas State Treasurer Lynn Rogers joins coalition of 17 state treasurers supporting federal paid medical leave for all workers.

Restaurant chains slammed over resistance to minimum wage hike for tipped workers

WASHINGTON — As the nation’s largest trade group for restaurant owners on Tuesday held a virtual version of its annual gathering to lobby Congress,...

Watch out, Kansas — your hard-hitting high school journalists are national leaders

At Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, 41% of the students are afraid to share their political views. A senior named Beau Warner...
Gov. Laura Kelly said the upward revision of state revenue forecasts was welcome news but warned the Republican-led Legislature against going on a tax-cutting spree as Kansas worked through issues tied to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)

Kelly cautiously welcomes healthy revision of state revenue projections

Kansas analysts boosted projections for state tax revenue, which will be used as leverage to override the governor's veto of a tax-cut bill.

Jury convicts Derek Chauvin of murder for killing George Floyd

The jury has spoken, and found Derek Chauvin guilty in the death of George Floyd. The former Minneapolis police officer knelt on Floyd, who was...
U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly urge Kansans to embrace 10-digit dialing on local calls to prepare for implementation of the abbreviated 988 suicide prevention number similar to 911 used in emergencies. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

Kansas transitioning to 10-digit dialing ahead of new 988 suicide prevention number

Kansans in 785 and 620 area codes can prepare for 10-digit dialing on local calls to accommodate the national 988 suicide prevention hotline.

Report says hundreds of levees endanger Missouri River. One county is trying a new...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As he watched the river forecasts in early 2019, Regan Griffin hoped for the best. Maybe the Missouri River would top...

Pushback against ‘vaccine passports’ puts colleges in a quandary

WASHINGTON — Florida’s Nova Southeastern University joined a small group of U.S. colleges on April 1 when the private research university announced that it...

Kansas lawmakers must carefully begin addressing the coercion in domestic violence

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives...
Former Gov. Jeff Colyer makes official hyis campaign for governor in 2022 with an endorsement from U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kan. (Screen capture/Kansas Reflector)

Colyer takes plunge in Republican race for governor, earns backing from Marshall

Former Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer takes next step in 2022 race for governor, earning endorsement from U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall.

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