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Kris Kobach takes aim at law prohibiting felons from possessing firearms

TOPEKA — Former Secretary of State Kris Kobach returned to the Capitol on Wednesday to seek backing for a bill allowing felons who have...

House, Senate renew annual rivalry on Kansas legislation legalizing sports gambling

Kansas House committee offers bill legalizing sports gambling in Kansas with collaboration among casinos, racetrack and the lottery retailers.

Kansas bill applies modern DUI approach to pilots flying under influence...

Kansas legislators working to modernize law to deal with pilots flying under the infuence of alcohol or drugs. One group of aviators not happy.

‘Outside the box’ criminal justice bill seeks release of some nonviolent...

TOPEKA — A bill recommended by the Kansas Sentencing Commission would offer an avenue for certain nonviolent drug offenders to seek release from prison,...

Regional power shortages, record chill force more blackouts in Kansas

TOPEKA — Operators of the regional power grid again ordered utilities to implement rolling blackouts Tuesday morning to conserve natural gas and electricity as...

GOP Rep. Wasinger derides public universities in Kansas for falling enrollment,...

Kansas House committee embraces 5.5% cut in spending on state universities under scrutiny for falling enrollment, duplicated degrees.

Proposed KPERS bill altering school district employee contributions raises legal red...

TOPEKA — The high likelihood of litigation against the state and added confusion for school employees were among concerns voiced Monday by opponents of...

‘Bitter, dangerous, arctic’ chill disrupts power grid, forcing coordinated blackouts

TOPEKA — Public officials pleaded Monday for Kansans to turn thermostats down and conserve electricity as utilities warned that severe cold would force coordinated...

Kansas legislators weigh bills to extend, revamp rural workforce recruitment tool

TOPEKA — Kansas legislators are considering separate efforts to extend and revamp a rural development tool that has not reversed population decline as intended. The...

Treasurer Lynn Rogers tracks down $8K in unclaimed property owed to...

State Treasurer Lynn Rogers was on the job only a few weeks when he found unclaimed property owed 40 members of the Legislature.

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