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KCC, oil and gas associations push bill to accelerate plugging abandoned...

TOPEKA — Legislation heard Wednesday would clarify legal responsibility and make it easier to fund plugging thousands of abandoned gas and oil wells across...

Kansas Chamber offers state lawmakers smorgasbord of pro-business reform goodies

TOPEKA — The Kansas Chamber is convinced the COVID-19 pandemic requires the state to pause all tax audits, make federal disaster loans tax free,...

One Kansas doctor’s call: COVID-19 carnage demands national vaccination strategy

The former Kansas county health officer who resigned in protest says the U.S. needs a national vaccination strategy to tackle COVID-19.

Commerce department wants to expand angel investor program for Kansas business

TOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Commerce is seeking to revamp and expand a program that allows for angel investors in high-risk companies to...

Bills would raise legislators’ salaries, increase school employees’ contributions to KPERS

TOPEKA — State Rep. Ron Highland, R-Wamego, has seen several younger legislators leave Kansas for better-paying pastures since he was elected to the Legislature. Highland...

State employees, advocates hopeful proposed 2.5% pay boost sticks in budget

TOPEKA — State employees, who their advocates say are stretched thin and putting their health and safety on the line for work, could soon...

Gov. Kelly’s budget tackles Medicaid expansion, KPERS reform and deflates ‘Bank...

Gov. Kelly wants to expand Medicaid, tax online sales, tinker with KPERS, while GOP-led Legislature has different budget priorities.

Senate president: GOP won’t accept folly of governor’s regime of ‘mandates,...

Kansas Senate President Masterson says freedom must prevail in battle with Gov. Kelly on abortion, taxes and COVID-19.

Governor asks Kansans to ‘rise together’ to meet challenges of pandemic,...

TOPEKA — Gov. Laura Kelly told Kansans in her State of the State address Tuesday they are being tested like never before — by...

Senate, House gearing up for lightning-fast extension of COVID-19 emergency law

The Kansas Legislature plans a brisk pace on a bill extending the COVID-19 disaster management law through March.

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