U.S. Rep. Ron Estes: Indicted New York GOP lawmaker should have resigned before forced out
The three Republicans and one Democrat in the Kansas congressional delegation voted to oust ethically challenged New York Republican Rep. George Santos.
GOP, Democrat strategists decry epidemic of distrust in politics, plead for new era of respect
Pair of U.S. political strategists tell Dole Institute audience at KU the nation must pivot to era marked by respect of people with different opinions.
Kansas professors/fans: Musician Taylor Swift poised to raise political voice in 2024
Musician Taylor Swift's profound influence on millions of fans may translate into a greater political advocacy during the 2024 election cycle.
Davids posts robust $600,000 fundraising total in 2nd quarter, tops among Kansas incumbents
TOPEKA — U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids’ fundraising haul of $600,000 in the second quarter of 2023 was more than twice the total of other members of the Kansas congressional delegation, but U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran easily maintained his financial advantage with a campaign account stuffed with nearly $3.5 million. Davids, the delegation’s lone Democrat, was […]
Kansas audit of election security exposes strengths, weaknesses of voting systems
Kansas auditors found no smoking gun in a review of election security in Kansas, but urged the secretary of state to help counties adopt best procedures.
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.