Revised Kansas budget includes $53M more for universities, $120M Docking rebuild, judicial raises

TOPEKA — Lawmakers agreed to a budget deal Friday to inject cash into state universities, renovate the Docking State Office Building, increase pay for...
Sen. Molly Baumgardner, chairwoman of the Senate Education Committee, praised Friday a compromise school funding bill also championed by Gov. Laura Kelly. (Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)

Kelly, Legislature endorse compromise on K-12 education policy, funding

TOPEKA — A bipartisan education bill embraced by Gov. Laura Kelly appeared headed Friday for approval as the Legislature committed the state to limiting...

Heartbreaking stories of Black maternal deaths, pregnancy complications, racism related at congressional hearing

WASHINGTON — When U.S. Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri was pregnant with her first child, Zion, she saw a sign in her doctor’s office...
Rep. Jim Gartner, D-Topeka, warned House colleagues an unearned "double-dip" income tax deduction in Senate Bill 50 could cost the state treasury $300 million to $400 million if not removed. The House rejected his amendment and a new estimate placed cost of the deduction at $360 million. (Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)

Senate-backed property tax bundle runs into wall in Kansas House over last-minute amendments

TOPEKA — A Kansas property tax bill amended with bipartisan support in the Senate ran into trouble Thursday in the House, with one lawmaker...

Prayer service at Kansas Statehouse features apology to American Indians

TOPEKA — Rep. Randy Garber delivered an apology to American Indians during a prayer ceremony Thursday on the south steps of the Kansas Statehouse,...

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