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Stephen Koranda Thursday, January 16th, 2020

The budget proposes taxes on streaming services and other digital purchases.

Gov. Kelly speaks at the State of the State address while House Speaker Ron Ryckman watches. (Photo by Daniel Caudill)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Here are five issues that will be top of mind for lawmakers this year.

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by Dan Skinner)
J. Schafer Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Kansas Public Radio will broadcast Governor Laura Kelly's 2020 State of the State Address, live, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The hour-long coverage will include the Democratic governor's speech as well as the GOP reaction to it, provided by House Speaker Ron Ryckman, Jr. Join KPR News Director J. Schafer and senior political reporter Jim McLean, from the Kansas News Service, for analysis.

Gov. Laura Kelly and Sen. Jim Denning unveil their Medicaid agreement at the Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Jim McLean Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

The deal could end a years-long fight over Medicaid expansion.

An app can help Kansans answer questions about the Legislature. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Friday, January 10th, 2020

The state library can help Kansans navigate the Legislature. 

 Protesters last year targeted Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning for blocking Medicaid expansion. Now he and Gov. Laura Kelly have settled on a compromise. (Photo by Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Jim McLean Thursday, January 9th, 2020

The bipartisan proposal will go before lawmakers after the session starts next week.

 Gov. Laura Kelly (left) is proposing the creation of a new state agency that would incorporate several welfare programs, including the entire Department for Children and Families. Laura Howard (left) would oversee the new agency. (Photo by Evert Nelson, The Topeka Capital-Journal)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Kelly wants to combine all or parts of three agencies into one.

Southwest Kansas has heavy truck traffic, but does not have four-lane highways. (Photo by Corinne Boyer, Kansas News Service)
Corinne Boyer Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Residents are asking state lawmakers to improve infrastructure in southwest Kansas.

Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla at a campaign event Monday. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, January 6th, 2020

Mayor Michelle De La Isla will run for the 2nd District Seat.

(Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

When the Kansas Legislature convenes this month, educators want lawmakers to take action on several issues, including health care, bullying and college credits. 

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