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Svaty launched his candidacy Tuesday afternoon at a grain elevator near his hometown of Ellsworth. (Photo: Bryan Thompson)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, May 17th

An Ellsworth County farmer who served in the Kansas House and as state agriculture secretary has announced he's running for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2018.

The Kansas Senate chamber. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, May 16th

Senators started debating a bill that would amend the state's concealed carry law but sent the bill back for more work.

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by Dan Skinner)
Associated Press Tuesday, May 16th

Some state lawmakers are now talking about a more aggressive plan to raise income taxes in order to fix the state buget.

Kansas News Service Monday, May 15th

Kansas lawmakers are hoping to raise a modest amount of money by imposing the state sales tax on certain services.  The plan also promises to reduce the tax of groceries at a later date.

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by J. Schafer)
Staff and Wire ... Monday, May 15th

A smaller than expected school funding bill has advanced in the Kansas House but few believe it will satisfy a court order to adequately fund public schools.

The Kansas Department of Transportation has delayed more than 50 highway projects and reduced spending on road maintenance.
Kansas News Service Monday, May 15th

Kansas lawmakers have diverted billions of dollars from the Department of Transportation in recent years to help balance the state’s budget

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by J. Schafer)
Kansas News Service Friday, May 12th

Kansas lawmakers will have to regroup after failing to pass a tax plan this week.  Lawmakers are under pressure to address two of the session's biggest issues: fund public schools and closing a massive hole in the state budget.

Kansas News Service Thursday, May 11th

A showdown could be looming at the Kansas Statehouse over a new school funding bill.

Secretary Kobach speaking to reporters last year. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, May 11th

Kobach will serve on a federal panel looking into voter fraud and election issues.  

Kansas News Service Thursday, May 11th

The Kansas Legislature is a long ways away from approving a new school funding formula. And if it feels a bit like we're reliving an old battle over school funding, you're right. Join us for a look back at the long and winding road to a school funding solution -- a solution that so far this legislative session, remains out of sight.

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