Voting is the way we as citizens of the United States and its component states, counties and cities express our opinions and preferences. We are periodically asked to mark our ballots for candidates for various offices and to weigh in on proposals to change or enact laws, impose new taxes and many other kinds of questions. Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process.
Kansas Legislature overrides veto, extends Medicaid contracts past election
TOPEKA — Republicans in the Kansas Legislature on Monday blocked Gov. Laura Kelly from reworking contracts for the state-run Medicaid program, downplaying concerns from Democrats about political motivations and clandestine deal-making involved in extending the $3.9 billion deals. Republicans favored the no-bid contract extension so Derek Schmidt could install new deals if he wins the […]
Legislature sends governor tax bill with $50 million for small businesses hurt by COVID-19
Legislature sends Gov. Laura Kelly a tax bill featuring $50 million in property tax relief for small businesses compelled to close during COVID-19 pandemic.
Secretary of state weary of fact-averse out-of-staters who insult Kansas election system
Secretary of State Scott Schwab, who is seeking reelection, says voting is secure in Kansas and confirmation of redistricting maps is welcomed.
Misinformation, violence and a paper shortage threaten midterm elections, officials say
Members of a U.S. Senate panel and election administrators raised a bevy of concerns Thursday about the challenges elections officials will face this fall, saying problems ranging from a lack of paper to coordinated misinformation campaigns could affect confidence in U.S. democracy. A bipartisan panel of current and former elections officials and experts told the […]
Kansas Supreme Court affirms constitutionality of congressional redistricting map
The Kansas Supreme Court issued an opinion in the legal feud over a new congressional redistricting map drawn to benefit the Republican Party.
Johnson County Democrat running for Kansas secretary of state
Jeanna Repass of Overland Park is seeking the Democratic nomination for secretary of state, arguing the office had become politicized by Republicans.
Supreme Court of Kansas explores constitutionality of revised congressional redistricting map
Kansas Supreme Court conducts oral argument in the challenge of district court ruling a new congressional redistricting map was unconstitutional.
Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly files for re-election to second term in Kansas
Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly makes it official -- she is an official candidate for re-election with filing of documents Monday in Topeka.
Kansas Supreme Court set for high-stakes oral argument on legislative, congressional maps
Kansas Supreme Court conducts oral arguments on lower court finding congressional map is unconstitutional and to review new legislative district maps.
Election officials make their voices heard as battleground states debate voting laws
When Georgia legislators pushed through a restrictive voting bill during the 2021 session, Bartow County election supervisor Joseph Kirk said he felt frustrated and sidelined. Lawmakers largely didn’t take election officials’ views into account, he said, and what resulted was a law that included a number of provisions that he said election officials believe are “to the […]
Schmidt, Kelly ring up intriguing campaign narratives about Kansas’ sales tax rate
Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly and Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt, candidates for governor, offer dueling narratives about the state's sales tax.
Kelly uses veto authority to reject infectious disease, Medicaid and election bills
Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed three bills passed by the GOP-led Legislature on response to infectious disease, no-bid Medicaid contracts and election law.