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School administrators and representatives such the state's main teacher's union turned out for Friday's Kansas State Board of Education meeting to show support for Dale Dennis, a state education official under fire from top Republicans. (photo credit: Celia Llopis-Jepsen/Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, January 26th

Top legislative leaders had called for Kansas Education Commissioner Randy Watson to suspend his deputy for giving out more money for school buses than the law directed. 

Colyer speaking at an event in November. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, January 25th

Colyer is offering a few details on what he'll pursue when he's governor.

Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer (left) speaks with reporters as Governor Sam Brownback (right) looks on.  (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Kansas News Service Thursday, January 25th

Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer will become the next governor of Kansas next week.  As Governor Sam Brownback officially steps down from office to become a U.S. ambassador, Colyer will step up.  In this report, we take a closer look at the man who will soon serve as the state's chief executive. 

Governor Sam Brownback speaking in 2017 as Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer looks on. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, January 25th

Brownback will leave office to join the Trump Administration.

On a narrow vote, the U.S. Senate confirmed Kansas Governor Sam Brownback as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, a post in the U.S. State Department.
J. Schafer Wednesday, January 24th

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback will become the next U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom.  His nomination was confirmed this (WED) afternoon by the narrowest margin.

A new prison has been proposed to replace this existing prison in Lansing.  (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Associated Press Wednesday, January 24th

Kansas will move forward with a plan to have the nation's largest private-prison operator build a new state prison in Lansing. 

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback (File photo by Stephen Koranda)
Staff and Wire ... Wednesday, January 24th

After a tie vote in the U.S. Senate, Vice President Mike Pence broke the tie in favor of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's nomination to become a U.S. ambassador.  A final Senate vote, which could come this week, still needs to be held before Brownback can assume the position of ambassador at large for international religious freedom.

Kansas News Service Tuesday, January 23rd

Members of both parties want to expand disclosure requirements for legislative lobbyists.

House Speaker Ron Ryckman (left) and House Majority Leader Don Hineman at the Statehouse Monday. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, January 22nd

The change requires committees to record the author of a bill.

David Kensinger, Governor Brownback’s former chief of staff, is now working as a lobbyist for prison contractor CoreCivic.
Kansas News Service Monday, January 22nd

Kansas lawmakers are calling for a bill that would require people lobbying for state contracts to register like they have to do when they’re lobbying for legislation.


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