Moran, Roberts join GOP brethren to affirm Supreme Court nominee
TOPEKA — Republican U.S. Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran cast votes as expected for confirmation of federal Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett to a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. The 52-48 result Monday was a foregone conclusion after President Donald Trump and Republican allies rushed the nomination of Barrett to cement […]
Senate candidate rejects GOP mailers distorting her votes on police budget
Kansas Senate candidate Lindsey Constance rips GOP mailers falsely claiming she supported defunding Shawnee police department.
Kansas’ first state hospital employee dies from COVID-19
Kansas recorded the first fatality from COVID-19 among staff at the state's four state hospitals. An employee died at Larned State Hospital.
Senate panel endorses confirmation of Robba Moran, three others
The Kansas Senate's confirmation committee votes to affirm nominations of two people to the State Banking Board and to the KU Hospital board.
Report: Kansas obesity rate at 10.6% for youth ages 10 to 17
Kansas' obesity rate among youth 10-17 years old is an impressive 10.6%, but the state's adult rate is more than three times higher.
Republican Carolyn McGinn to seek Senate majority leader post
TOPEKA — Republican Kansas Sen. Carolyn McGinn plans to be a candidate for Senate majority leader following the November election. She said in a letter to GOP Senate candidates that she would compete for the slot created by retirement of Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning of Johnson County. Republicans elected to the Senate will meet […]
Kansas adds to Flint Hills Trail in Osawatomie for bikers, riders, hikers
TOPEKA — Gov. Laura Kelly joined local officials in Osawatomie to recognize improvements in Miami County to the Flint Hills Trail used by cyclists, pedestrians and equestrians. The 117-mile trail stretches from Osawatomie to Herington and cuts through five counties in east-central Kansas. It is the seventh-longest rail-to-trail in the United States. Flint Hills Trail […]
Commission nominates three for vacancy on Kansas Supreme Court
A state commission recommended Gov. Laura Kelly choose from among three women nominees to fill a vacancy on the Kansas Supreme Court.
Roberts, Moran seek two-year extension on use of COVID-19 aid
TOPEKA — U.S. Sens. Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts of Kansas introduced federal legislation Friday to extend by two years the time allotted for state and local governments to spend COVID-19 economic relief funding. State, county and city officials in Kansas have scrambled to allocate and spend $1.2 billion funneled to the state earlier this […]
Kansas delegation votes against latest U.S. House coronavirus bill
The four U.S. House members from Kansas vote against latest coronavirus relief bill that passed by narrow margin.
Kansas tax revenue surpasses first quarter estimate by $108 million
TOPEKA — The state of Kansas collected $108 million more in tax revenue than anticipated in the first quarter of the current fiscal year, officials said Thursday. Gov. Laura Kelly said the three-month accumulation of cash shouldn’t divert attention from the need to be financially frugal. She said concern persists about estimates of future revenue […]
Kansas state Rep. Leonard Mastroni dies after lengthy illness
TOPEKA — Republican state Rep. Leonard Mastroni, a former district court judge and county commissioner, died on Wednesday, officials said. Mastroni, 71, of La Crosse, was running unopposed to another term in the Kansas House representing the 117th District in southwest Kansas. He was a conservative lawmaker who since 2017 served Edwards, Hodgeman, Kiowa and […]