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A former Army Lieutenant Colonel brought his niece from South Korea to Kansas after he had legally adopted her when she was 17.
Kansas News Service Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Federal immigration authorities have denied the citizenship application of a South Korean adoptee. Now the Kansas Legislature is considering a bill that would help families in similar situations.

Democratic Representative Jarrod Ousley was one of the lawmakers who pushed for the formation of the child welfare task force. (Photo by Madeline Fox / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, April 15th, 2019

The task force found the state’s privatized foster care system has repeatedly failed to provide safe, stable environments for foster children.

KMUW Radio Monday, April 8th, 2019

A new state policy would allow voters to cast ballots at any polling place on Election Day.   

During the final week of the regular legislative session, Kansas lawmakers came up with a school funding plan and confirmed a new commerce secretary. 
Kansas News Service Monday, April 8th, 2019

On this week’s installment of Statehouse Blend, Jim McLean talks with Kansas’s new Commerce Secretary David Toland about reinvigorating the state's economic development efforts.

Kelly praised lawmakers for arriving at a bipartisan compromise. (File Photo: Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, April 8th, 2019

Governor Kelly says she believes the $360 million boost in funding over the next four years will be enough satisfy the Kansas Supreme Court.

Kansas News Service Friday, April 5th, 2019

The state's Child Welfare System Task Force says lawmakers have made minimal progress on four out of 23 recommendations issued earlier this year.  

Republican Sen. Molly Baumgardner (left) was the Senate's lead negotiator on the school funding plan. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Friday, April 5th, 2019

Lawmakers tackled the biggest issue of the session with a vote Thursday.

(Photo: Dan Skinner/Kansas Public Radio)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly vetoed a tax relief bill, but there's been no attempt to override her veto just yet. 

Kansas News Service Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Governor Laura Kelly says Kansas Senate leaders are intentionally dragging their feet on legislation that would expand Medicaid. 

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, April 1st, 2019

A conference committee started work Monday.

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