Kansas ethics commission to evaluate factors influencing waiver of campaign finance penalties
The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission, which handles campaign-finance compliance, will consider guidelines for evaluating appeals of penalties.
Kansas voting rights campaign to combat election fraud conspiracies, promote voter turnout
TOPEKA — Several Kansas voting rights groups have pulled together, starting a campaign in reaction to GOP-backed election fraud theories and voting restrictions. During the legislative session, several Republican lawmakers pushed for voting restrictions under the false pretense of widespread election fraud. Proposals included a drop-box ban and increased restrictions for mail-in ballots. Senate Bill […]
Kansas secretary of state convinced complaints about elections drive county clerks to retire
Secretary of State Scott Schwab happy election law cleanup bill moved through Legislature and eager to see results of Kansas presidential primary.
Kansas to hold presidential primary in 2024, adjust legislative pay by following year
TOPEKA — Kansas will have a presidential primary next March, using up to an estimated $5 million in an attempt to garner more turnout for Kansas’ political parties than usually received through the traditional caucus. Gov. Laura Kelly announced the signing of House Bill 2053 Friday, along with four other pieces of legislation. Republican Secretary […]
Proposal for 2024 presidential primary in Kansas draws bipartisan support in Senate
Kansas Senate voted with a bipartisan majority to create a March 2024 presidential primary election rather than conduct the traditional partisan caucus.
Kansas attorney general urges state Supreme Court to reverse 2019 abortion-rights decision
Kansas Supreme Court again reviews a ban on a specific abortion procedure and whether justices stood by a 2019 decision affirming the right to abortion.
Bipartisan support emerges in Kansas House for compromise campaign ethics reform bill
The Kansas House appeared willing to provide bipartisan support for a compromise bill reforming operations of the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission.
Kansas secretary of state appoints new election commissioner for Sedgwick County
Kansas secretary of state selected an economic development administrator to fill a vacancy as elections commissioner in Sedgwick County.
Kansas Senate moves to ban ballot drop boxes, limit advance voting and write-in candidacies
The Kansas Senate advanced a cluster of election reform bills, including a statewide ban on use of advance voting drop boxes.
Kansas Republicans select 2020 election conspiracy theorist to serve as party chairman
Mike Brown, an unsuccessful candidate in 2022 for secretary of state, was narrowly elected chairman of the Kansas Republican Party in a two-person race.
Legislation challenges Kansas law allowing city zoning 3 miles into unincorporated area of county
Kansas House is considering repeal of the state law allowing cities to extend zoning regulations up to 3 miles into unincorporated areas of a county.
Northeast Kansas farm neighbors Pyle, Gall ask state’s highest court to settle property dispute
A Kansas state senator and one of his neighbors take the unusual step of carrying their property dispute to members of the Kansas Supreme Court.