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Revised Kansas budget includes $53M more for universities, $120M Docking rebuild,...

TOPEKA — Lawmakers agreed to a budget deal Friday to inject cash into state universities, renovate the Docking State Office Building, increase pay for...

Kelly, Legislature endorse compromise on K-12 education policy, funding

TOPEKA — A bipartisan education bill embraced by Gov. Laura Kelly appeared headed Friday for approval as the Legislature committed the state to limiting...

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...

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

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

Kansas House panel passes more restrictive medical marijuana plan

TOPEKA — A medical marijuana proposal is headed back to the House floor for debate after a panel of legislators on Tuesday kicked out...

Anti-Semite dies in Kansas prison while awaiting lethal injection

TOPEKA — The man who killed three people in a hate-driven 2014 shooting spree at the Overland Park Jewish Community Center has died in...

Democrat blasts Kansas representative for casting votes days after ‘unbecoming’ altercation

TOPEKA — A member of the Kansas House is calling on Rep. Mark Samsel, charged with misdemeanor battery for a physical altercation with a...

Kansas Legislature votes to override governor’s veto of lowered concealed carry...

TOPEKA — The Kansas Legislature moved Monday to override the governor’s veto on a hotly-debated bill to lower the concealed carry minimum age to...

Governor, Legislature prepare for political clash on vetoes, session-ending bills

Kansas Legislature returns to action Monday with a long list of possible veto overrides and unfinished business on budget, COVID-19 and more.

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