- Gov. Deal signs bills regulating ride-hailing in Georgia Updated: May-06-15 2:22 pm
ATLANTA - Ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft, which connect riders with drivers by means of a smartphone app, will soon have to comply with some Georgia regulations under legislation signed Wednesday by Gov. Nathan Deal.
- Kansas Democratic Party names new executive director Updated: May-06-15 5:05 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Democratic Party is getting a new executive director.
- Uber says it is leaving Kansas after new regulations set Updated: May-05-15 11:36 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Ride-hailing company Uber said Tuesday that it is pulling out of Kansas after the Republican-dominated Legislature overruled GOP Gov. Sam Brownback and imposed new regulations on such services.
- Brownback, legislators give 5 school districts more funding Updated: May-05-15 11:29 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Gov. Sam Brownback and legislative leaders agreed Tuesday to give roughly half a million dollars in additional funding to five school districts hit hard by recent policy changes and unforeseen expenses.
- Kansas legislators start work on plan for raising taxes Updated: May-05-15 11:28 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas homeowners would pay higher property taxes under a proposal that a state Senate committee endorsed Tuesday, as the Republican-dominated Legislature began work on raising new revenues to close a projected budget shortfall.
- Kansas lawmakers approve changes for civil service system Updated: May-05-15 9:58 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas is expected to reduce the number of state workers covered by its civil service system after the Republican-dominated Legislature approved a bill Tuesday making it easier for state agencies to reclassify jobs.
- Kansas Senate approves bill dealing with public pensions Updated: May-05-15 8:26 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Senate has approved a bill to rewrite the rules for teachers, school administrators and other public employees who return to work after retiring.
- Kansas Senate advances bill on state response to EPA rule Updated: May-05-15 7:13 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A bill approved by the Kansas Senate would require legislators to sign off on the state's plan for complying with a federal rule aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
- Missouri House roll call on override of welfare limit cuts Updated: May-05-15 1:48 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The 113-42 roll call vote Tuesday by which the Missouri House overrode Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a measure to lower the lifetime limit for people to receive temporary cash assistance from five years to three years and nine months.
- New plan would end Kansas green energy mandate for utilities Updated: May-04-15 9:58 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas would no longer require utilities to generate a portion of their electricity from wind or other renewable resources but the state also would not impose a new tax on the power under a proposal Republican Gov. Sam Brownback announced Monday.
- Missouri Senate roll call on override of welfare limit cuts Updated: May-04-15 7:43 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The 25-9 roll call vote Monday by which the Missouri Senate overrode Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a measure to lower the lifetime limit for people to receive temporary cash assistance from five years to three years and nine months. The measure also needs a two-thirds vote in the House to override the governor's veto.
- Texas, Kansas to back Florida lawsuit against administration Updated: May-04-15 6:17 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - Governors in Kansas and Texas said Monday they'll support Florida Gov. Rick Scott's fight against the Obama administration to free billions of federal hospital dollars even if the states don't expand Medicaid.
- Kansas House panel endorses election fraud measure Updated: May-04-15 5:20 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas' secretary of state would have the power to prosecute election fraud under a bill endorsed by a House panel.
- Scrap theft bill approved by Kansas House panel Updated: May-04-15 5:13 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Scrap thieves who do more than $5,000 worth of damage in stealing precious metals would face jail time under a bill endorsed by a House panel.
- Kansas Senate approves bill legalizing fantasy sports Updated: May-04-15 5:02 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Fantasy sports would be declared legal under a bill approved by the Kansas Senate.
- Analysis: Kansas may revisit governor's favored tax break Updated: May-03-15 4:16 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Top Republican legislators in Kansas appear increasingly ready to reconsider a business tax break that's been a cherished economic policy for GOP Gov. Sam Brownback, possibly making it more difficult to close a projected budget shortfall.
- State Supreme Court upholds Wichita man's murder conviction Updated: May-01-15 6:46 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld the first-degree murder conviction of a man who gunned down his wife in front of her children.
- Ricketts names Kansas consultant as Roads Dept. director Updated: May-01-15 5:19 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Gov. Pete Ricketts has appointed a Kansas transportation consultant to lead the Nebraska Department of Roads.
- Kansas court puts capital case from sheriff's death on hold Updated: May-01-15 11:49 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas' highest court has halted its review of the capital murder case stemming from a sheriff's death because the U.S. Supreme Court is reviewing other death penalty cases from the state.
- Kansas Supreme Court won't touch school funding case for now Updated: May-01-15 5:06 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Supreme Court plans to wait to take up a school funding lawsuit against the state.
- Highway Patrol seeks person responsible for loose lug nuts Updated: May-01-15 5:06 am
SALINA, Kansas - The Kansas Highway Patrol is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who removed and loosened lug nuts on patrol cars at its Training Academy in Salina.
- Kansas sex predator program could move due to labor shortage Updated: Apr-30-15 9:02 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Persistent staffing problems at Larned State Hospital are driving up costs and leading some lawmakers to consider moving its sexual predator treatment program to a new location.
- Kansas lawmakers pass bill to overhaul unemployment program Updated: Apr-30-15 6:13 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators have approved a bill setting a new cap on benefits for unemployed workers and overhauling the collection of taxes from businesses to finance the aid.
- Missouri Senate roll call vote on gas tax for road funding Updated: Apr-30-15 4:40 pm
The 18-13 roll call vote Thursday by which the Missouri Senate gave initial approval to a measure that would increase the diesel fuel tax by 3.5 cents a gallon and the tax on other gasoline by 1.5 cents.
- Kansas House speaker's chief of staff departing for new job Updated: Apr-30-15 2:55 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick's chief of staff is taking a new job with a health insurance company and will be replaced by a Kansas Chamber of Commerce official.