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KCC Commissioners Shari Feist Albrecht, Pat Apple and Jay Scott Emler. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, April 19th

Regulators said the proposal was simply "too risky."

Democrat Jay Sidie lost his campaign against incumbent third district Congressman Kevin Yoder in 2016. (Photo: KCUR Radio)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, April 19th

Sidie, a Johnson County businessman, says he wants to build on recent Democratic gains elsewhere as he challenges Yoder again.

 State Sen. Jake LaTurner was announced Tuesday as Gov. Sam Brownback's pick to succeed Ron Estes as state treasurer. LaTurner, of Pittsburg, has served in the Kansas Senate since 2013. At left is his wife, Suzanne. (photo credit: Jim McLean/Kansas News Service)
Jim McLean Tuesday, April 18th

Jake LaTurner is replacing Ron Estes, who recently won the special election in the Kansas 4th Congressional District.

Several hundred people turned out Monday night to protest the possible closure of St. Francis Health in Topeka. (Photo: Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, April 18th

Governor Sam Brownback recently vetoed a Medicaid expansion bill that could have provided St. Francis with an additional $10 million a year.

The possible closure of more Kansas hospitals – including St. Francis in Topeka – may help supporters of Medicaid expansion overcome Governor Sam Brownback’s opposition. ​
Kansas News Service Monday, April 17th

Supporters say Medicaid expansion would extend health coverage to an additional 180,000 Kansans.  

Kansas News Service Thursday, April 13th

The money would help districts pay senior teachers for mentoring younger ones. 

Paul Davis during a campaign event in 2014. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, April 13th

Davis is a former state legislator and candidate for governor.

Members of the Kansas House debate Medicaid expansion. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, April 13th

Kansas is not alone in facing a divided state government.

The Kansas House chamber. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, April 13th

Lawmakers could take up the issue after they return to Topeka in May.

Inside the Kansas Statehouse rotunda, looking up inside the inner dome. (Photo by J. Schafer)
Kansas News Service Monday, April 10th

Kansas lawmakers have left town for the Easter break.  Lawmakers struck a deal to balance the current year's budget.  But when they return next month, they'll have a lot left to do.  Legislators still need to craft a new school funding formula and find a way to address a budget shortfall of nearly $1 billion over the next two years.

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