Heartbreaking stories of Black maternal deaths, pregnancy complications, racism related at congressional hearing

WASHINGTON — When U.S. Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri was pregnant with her first child, Zion, she saw a sign in her doctor’s office...
Rep. Jim Gartner, D-Topeka, warned House colleagues an unearned "double-dip" income tax deduction in Senate Bill 50 could cost the state treasury $300 million to $400 million if not removed. The House rejected his amendment and a new estimate placed cost of the deduction at $360 million. (Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)

Senate-backed property tax bundle runs into wall in Kansas House over last-minute amendments

TOPEKA — A Kansas property tax bill amended with bipartisan support in the Senate ran into trouble Thursday in the House, with one lawmaker...

This Kansas Democrat likes Ike — and wonders how many Republicans still would

Boog Highberger knew it was almost lunchtime. So when he stepped to the podium in front of the Kansas House of Representatives, he said...

Prayer service at Kansas Statehouse features apology to American Indians

TOPEKA — Rep. Randy Garber delivered an apology to American Indians during a prayer ceremony Thursday on the south steps of the Kansas Statehouse,...

Kansas House adopts medical marijuana bill with bipartisan majority

Kansas House adopts bill legalizing marijuana for medical purposes, but it's doubtful Senate takes up legislation before session ends.

Constitutional convention effort falters in Kansas Senate after lengthy debate

TOPEKA — After a long and sometimes circular debate Wednesday in which Kansas Senators called into question their oaths of office and duty to uphold...

Evergy earnings shot up following February cold snap that forced blackouts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Evergy more than doubled its earnings in the first quarter compared to the beginning of 2020, largely due to the...

Why I want to talk about abortion in Kansas on Mother’s Day

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...
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, a candidate for governor in 2022, lauded passage by the Legislature of a bill directing use of opioid settlement money in the state. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

House Democrat offers cynical ‘hallelujah’ for bill touted by Kansas attorney general

House Democrat laces commentary about opioid litigation and settlement bill with acidic ttack on state's GOP attorney general.

Legislature’s auditors to tackle IT vulnerabilities, pandemic spending

The Kansas Legislature's auditors are taking on new inquiries of COVID-19 relief spending, state IT vulnerabilities and foster care problems.

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