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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.

Governor Laura Kelly speaking last week with Judge Jeffry Jack. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Tweets appearing to be from the nominee insult the president and call for gun control.

Kansas News Service Monday, March 18th, 2019

Julie Lorenz fired a KDOT media relations specialist who sent a sent a tweet Sunday that disparaged President Donald Trump. 

Kansas News Service Monday, March 18th, 2019

What's going on with taxes and school finance?  Find out in this week's edition of Statehouse Blend Kansas.  Host Jim McLean, of the Kansas News Service, speaks with Democratic Governor Laura Kelly to learn more about these issues and others.   

House Speaker Ron Ryckman, left, and Senate President Susan Wagle are leading chambers that could be headed for conflict in the school funding debate. (Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen)
Stephen Koranda Monday, March 18th, 2019

The two chambers are taking very different paths on school funding.

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