- Kansas Senate's GOP leaders cancel debate on tax increases Updated: May-21-15 8:53 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Top Republicans in the GOP-dominated Kansas Senate canceled their first scheduled debate Thursday on raising taxes to erase a projected budget shortfall, just before lawmakers scuttled out of the Statehouse for an extended holiday weekend.
- Newspaper: Lobbyist continues to influence Brownback Updated: May-21-15 1:48 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A lobbyist who was once Gov. Sam Brownback's chief of staff continues to have influence with the governor and his administration, according to emails obtained by The Wichita Eagle.
- 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 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.
- Brownback has used private email to communicate with staff Updated: May-16-15 8:16 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback uses a private email address to communicate with his staff and others, a newspaper reported Saturday, raising concerns about the availability of much of his communication under the state's open records law.
- Kansas legislators approve bill legalizing fantasy sports Updated: May-08-15 12:05 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Fantasy sports would be declared a game of skill in Kansas so they wouldn't be illegal under a measure that won final legislative approval Thursday.
- Missouri lawmakers override veto to enact welfare limits Updated: May-05-15 4:53 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers voted Tuesday to remove several thousand families from a welfare program by imposing shorter time limits for people to receive the benefits, overriding a veto by the state's Democratic governor.
- State receives 100,000th application for concealed carry Updated: May-05-15 7:17 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Attorney General Derek Schmidt says the state has received 100,000 applications for its concealed carry program.
- 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.
- 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.
- Kansas AG's office: Abortion lawsuit costs known for weeks Updated: Apr-29-15 5:04 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt's office says legislators have known for weeks that the state could spend up to $450,000 to defend a new law banning a procedure common in second trimester abortions.