- Kansas House rejects change in selecting high court justices Updated: Feb-04-16 11:00 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas House rejected a proposal Thursday that would give the governor and legislators more control over appointments to the state Supreme Court.
- Kansas lawmakers pledge support for transparency legislation Updated: Feb-03-16 4:46 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas lawmakers are pledging support for a bill that would open up private emails sent by public employees about government business.
- Kansas AG: Debate over courts to go on until voters step in Updated: Feb-02-16 1:56 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators aren't going to end a decade-long debate over remaking the state Supreme Court until they put a ballot question on how the justices are selected before voters, Attorney General Derek Schmidt told Republican lawmakers Tuesday.
- Ethics complaint questions legal fees by governor's campaign Updated: Jan-25-16 8:33 pm
WICHTA, Kansas - A leading Democratic lawmaker said Monday he planned to file a complaint with a state ethics commission seeking an investigation into the use of donations by Gov. Sam Brownback's campaign to pay legal fees to criminal defense firms last year.
- Rulings in Kansas cases revive conservatives' push on courts Updated: Jan-23-16 11:26 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and his allies are trying to revive their push to remake Kansas' courts by stoking public outrage over its recent rulings on abortion and the death penalty.
- Appeals court: Kansas Constitution protects abortion rights Updated: Jan-22-16 8:29 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - The Kansas Court of Appeals refused Friday to implement the state's first-in-the-nation ban on a common second-trimester abortion method, ruling in a split but groundbreaking decision that the conservative state's constitution protects abortion rights independently from the U.S. Constitution.
- The Latest: As Kansas court blocks law, governor is honored Updated: Jan-22-16 6:45 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The latest on the Kansas Court of Appeals decision on whether to allow the state's first-in-the-nation ban on a common second-trimester abortion method (all times local):
- Kansas teachers, lobbyists discuss merit pay in hearing Updated: Jan-19-16 6:24 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Legislators in Kansas are considering a merit pay system to reward higher quality teachers, although they are hearing plenty of opposition.
- The Latest: Kansas governor defends merit pay for teachers Updated: Jan-14-16 7:45 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The latest on developments Thursday in the Kansas Legislature (all times local):
- Kansas cutting off Medicaid funds for Planned Parenthood Updated: Jan-12-16 9:20 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas will prevent Planned Parenthood from receiving any funds through its Medicaid program, Gov. Sam Brownback announced Tuesday in a State of the State address that encouraged state legislators to enshrine such a policy into law.
- Title fee increase suggested to fund more patrol officers Updated: Jan-12-16 11:05 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Highway Patrol and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation are searching for ways to recruit and pay more troopers and investigators despite narrow budgets.
- Kansas panel wants study of family structure in foster care Updated: Jan-11-16 7:53 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A foster family's structure should be an important factor when Kansas places abused and neglected children in temporary homes, a legislative panel said Monday in a recommendation that one lawmaker said would encourage discrimination against gays and lesbians.
- Kansas to consider tightening limits on local property taxes Updated: Jan-11-16 10:58 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas lawmakers will consider a proposal to place new limits on local property taxes during the annual legislative session that opened Monday.