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Kelly speaking to reporters after vetoing the bill. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Kelly sent a tax bill down in flames with a veto, but it might rise again from the ashes.

A group of state lawmakers have signed onto a push to stop abortion by declaring that equal rights start at the moment of conception. ​​​​​​​
Kansas News Service Monday, March 25th, 2019

The group Kansans for Life wants to amend the Kansas constitution to ensure that state lawmakers can regulate abortion without the state Supreme Court blocking them.

Kansas News Service Monday, March 25th, 2019

Democrat Laura Kelly won the Kansas governorship last fall. But conservative Republicans are still in charge of the Legislature. That leaves the new administration little room for error.  

Photo collage by KNS staff
Stephen Koranda Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Social media posts caused headaches for the governor's administration this week.

Rep. Kristey Williams (right) and Rep. Valdenia Winn at a committee meeting earlier this month. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Friday, March 22nd, 2019

The committee rejected the governor's proposal.

Senate Democratic leaders say Medicaid expansion supporters probably don’t have the 24 votes needed to get the bill out of committee. (Image: chs.org)
Kansas News Service Friday, March 22nd, 2019

The governor’s office estimates that the state’s share of Medicaid expansion costs would be approximately $34 million in the first year.  

David Toland speaking to the Senate committee. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Governor Kelly Nominated David Toland as commerce secretary.

A demonstration at the Kansas Statehouse came earlier this week, before the House voted to expand Medicaid coverage in the state. (Photo Credit: Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, March 21st, 2019

A coalition of Democrats and moderate Republicans powered past objections from conservative leaders in the Kansas House Wednesday to approve Governor Laura Kelly’s Medicaid expansion proposal by a vote of 70-54.

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by J. Schafer)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Advocates of Medicaid expansion in Kansas are growing increasingly frustrated with Republican legislative leaders for refusing to allow a vote on Governor Laura Kelly's proposal.   

Photo by Stephen Koranda
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

The bill says an existing sales tax exemption must be eliminated when adding a new exemption.

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