- Kansas governor signs changes to renewable energy policy Updated: May-28-15 7:35 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Legislators would be required to sign off on any plan for reducing the state's greenhouse gas emissions under a measure Republican Gov. Sam Brownback signed Thursday.
- Kansas House debate on tax plan blocked, slowing budget fix Updated: May-28-15 4:40 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Conservative Republicans have blocked a Kansas House debate on a bill raising sales, cigarette and business taxes to close a state budget shortfall.
- Kansas governor signs bill on emissions reduction plan Updated: May-28-15 2:12 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill that would require legislators to sign off on any plan for reducing the state's greenhouse gas emissions.
- Brownback looks at possible worker furloughs amid budget row Updated: May-27-15 7:05 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's office is working to determine when it would have to inform state workers they would be furloughed if a budget is not passed on time, the governor's spokeswoman said Wednesday.
- Kansas House approves bill revising land annexation process Updated: May-27-15 5:07 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators have given final approval to a bill that would require cities and towns to get approval from counties before annexing land in some cases.
- Kansas marijuana bill hits roadblock in state Senate Updated: May-26-15 8:05 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A bill that would ease marijuana laws in Kansas has stalled in the state Senate and will likely not be considered further this year after its unexpected approval by the House.
- Man placed in sex predator program sees it as life sentence Updated: May-25-15 1:21 pm
LARNED, Kansas - Carlos Lively says he may be confined by the state of Kansas for the rest of his life, even though he completed a prison sentence for a sex offense nine years ago.
- Brownback signs bill regulating ride-hailing companies Updated: May-22-15 5:31 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a compromise on regulations that ride-hailing company Uber says will allow it to stay in the state.
- Kansas House balks at setting up alternative to foster care Updated: May-22-15 5:07 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas House members are uneasy about a proposal to allow parents to temporarily give up custody of their children to others as an alternative to putting the youngsters into foster homes overseen by the state.
- Kobach says he is preparing to prosecute election fraud Updated: May-21-15 8:49 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Thursday that his office would "begin immediately" to prepare election fraud prosecutions if Republican Gov. Sam Brownback signs a bill giving him the power to prosecute.
- Kansas lawmakers negotiate agreement on $15.5B state budget Updated: May-21-15 8:37 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Negotiators for the Kansas House and Senate have agreed on a proposed budget that would limit increases in tuition at state universities.
- Ex-Kansas lawmaker gets another term on utility commission Updated: May-21-15 6:50 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Senate has confirmed the appointment of a former majority leader to a new term on the state commission that regulates utilities.
- Kansas Senate approves bill to bolster 'webcam' abortion ban Updated: May-21-15 5:51 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Senate has approved a bill aimed at allowing the state to enforce a ban on what critics call "webcam" abortions.
- Kansas House approves variety of election changes Updated: May-21-15 2:22 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas House has approved a measure that would move local elections to the fall in odd-numbered years.
- Gov. Brownback signs bill to end dispute over fantasy sports Updated: May-19-15 7:53 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill clarifying the legality of fantasy sports leagues.
- Kansas House approves regulatory compromise with Uber Updated: May-19-15 5:40 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Senate has approved a compromise on regulations that ride-hailing company Uber says will allow it to stay in the state.
- Governor, lawmakers give Kansas school districts extra funds Updated: May-18-15 7:31 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and legislative leaders have approved a total of nearly $302,000 in extra funding for three public school districts.
- Kansas Senate bill seen as threat to biosciences agency Updated: May-18-15 6:49 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A Kansas agency that nurtures biosciences companies would be abolished under a bill being considered by a legislative panel.
- New proposal to narrow Kansas business tax break emerges Updated: May-18-15 5:50 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A new proposal for narrowing a tax break for business owners and farmers has emerged in the Kansas House.
- Kansas governor says using private email, cell is simpler Updated: May-18-15 4:56 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Under scrutiny for using private email and cellphones for official communications, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said Monday that he has engaged in the practice since he was a U.S. senator.
- Kansas lawmakers work with reduced staff for rest of session Updated: May-18-15 5:04 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators will be working with a reduced staff of secretaries and assistants now that their annual session is in overtime.
- Kansas House panel to continue review of lawmaker's remarks Updated: May-15-15 7:53 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A Kansas House committee has scheduled its next meeting to investigate a Democratic lawmaker who labeled as "racist bigots" supporters of a bill ending college tuition breaks for students living in the U.S. illegally.
- Kansas revising rules for public retirees returning to work Updated: May-15-15 7:29 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Legislators have approved a bill rewriting the rules for teachers, school administrators and other public employees who return to work after retiring.
- Kansas Senate approves bill for reviving KCK racing park Updated: May-14-15 10:47 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A bill designed to revive a Kansas City-area dog and horse racing park by lowering taxes on its slot machines was approved by the Kansas Senate on Thursday.
- Kansas House delays vote on bill moving local elections Updated: May-14-15 10:04 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas House has postponed a vote on a measure that would move local elections to the fall of odd-numbered years.