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.
Kelly goes shopping for sweet food sales tax repeal, settles for gradual reduction
OLATHE — Gov. Laura Kelly took a trip to a Hy-Vee store to sign a bipartisan bill Wednesday phasing out over three years the state’s 6.5% sales tax on groceries, but would prefer the Legislature reconsider her proposal to promptly wipe out the state tax on groceries. The Republican-led Legislature is sitting on a large […]
Kobach seeks injunction for U.S. airmen with religious objections to COVID-19 vaccination
GOP attorney general candidate Kris Kobach represents three dozen U.S. military personnel who object on religious grounds to COVID-19 vaccination mandate.
Kansas legislative leaders argue district court erred by ruling congressional map unconstitutional
GOP members of Legislative Coordinating Council urge Kansas Supreme Court to reverse lower court finding new congressional maps are unconstitutional.
Overturn of Roe v. Wade raises stakes for Kansas abortion rights battle in August
TOPEKA — The stakes for the August vote over a Kansas constitutional amendment on abortion access were made clear by the leak of a draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion striking down federal abortion protection rights. The draft opinion rejecting the landmark Roe v. Wade decision is not final and does not necessarily set in stone the opinion […]
Kansas Attorney General argues fairness of congressional map is off limits for state court
TOPEKA — Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office says the Kansas Supreme Court has no business evaluating the fairness of redrawn congressional districts, despite a district court’s ruling that the map is heavily biased toward Republicans and dilutes minority votes. In a written argument filed Monday, Schmidt’s office argues the state court system doesn’t have a […]