At Kansas State Fair debate, Kelly and Schmidt explore different realities
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and her challenger, Attorney General Derek Schmidt, showed up for two different debates Saturday morning at the Kansas State Fair. The 90-minute exchange was an opportunity for Kelly to lean into her four-year record as governor. A longtime state legislator, she dug into the opportunity to explain her accomplishments and deep […]
Johnson County sheriff threatens to deploy ‘army’ of deputies against IRS agents
Johnson County sheriff ready to deploy deputies to rebuff IRS agents, struggling to find probable cause to warrant investigation of 2020 voter fraud.
Former Kansas Gov. Bill Graves crosses party line — again — to endorse Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly
Former Kansas Gov. Bill Graves, a Republican, crosses aisle to endorse for reelection Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly rather than GOP nominee Derek Schmidt.
Kobach defends Bannon, deflects personal responsibility over alleged border wall corruption
Kansas attorney general candidate Kris Kobach defends Stephen Bannon, who is accused of diverting money from the We Build the Wall organization.
‘The key is always people’: Kansas governor creates new office for job training
TOPEKA — Gov. Laura Kelly created the Office of Registered Apprenticeship Tuesday, emphasizing statewide economic growth under her administration and new employment opportunities. Standing in a Washburn Tech auto garage, the Democratic governor said the new office would expand training opportunities for Kansans, especially for nontraditional workforce members, including women, formerly incarcerated people, people of […]
Schmidt seeks passage of state sales tax exemption for diapers, feminine hygiene products
Attorney General Derek Schmidt, GOP candidate for governor, seeks an exemption from the state's 6.5% sales tax for diapers and feminine hygiene products.
Kansas attorney general candidate emerges from tragedy with refined sense of public service
Democratic attorney general candidate Chris Mann says the state's top law enforcement office office shouldn't be undermined by raw politics.
Candidates, mostly Republican, skip debates, bar press during midterm campaigns
WASHINGTON — With two months left of the 2022 campaign season, a majority of Republican candidates are continuing to skirt away from not only talking to local and national media outlets about their policy issues, but their own constituents, leaving voters with little information on their policy positions. “If we are to hold our elected […]
Pyle impatient with Schmidt’s 100-day deadline for transgender sports ban in Kansas
Independent gubernatorial candidate Dennis Pyle says 100 days far too long to wait for Legislature to ban transgender individuals from female sports teams.
The best we can expect from Kansas Republicans: ignoring a doomed Trump
Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Eric Thomas directs the Kansas Scholastic Press Association and teaches visual journalism and photojournalism at the University of Kansas. It will be a good day when most of the […]
Schmidt, college swimmer embrace restrictions on participation in sports by transgender athletes
Kansas GOP gubernatorial candidate, former University of Kentucky swimmer slam Gov. Laura Kelly's veto of transgender sports bills.
Kelly, Schmidt agree to take part in two debates, one forum in governor’s race
Attorney General Derek Schmidt, GOP nominee for governor, and Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly plan to take part in three campaign events, including two debates.