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Kansas Statehouse (Photo by J. Schafer)
Associated Press Monday, May 27th, 2019

Lawmakers are set to convene Wednesday to conclude any final business and adjourn for the year. It will be Republicans' last chance to enact a tax relief bill several budget items that were vetoed by Governor Laura Kelly. 

File photo by Chris Neal for the Kansas News Service
Stephen Koranda Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Regents want universities to rethink their tuition proposals.

Photo by Stephen Koranda
Stephen Koranda Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Senators want a state panel to investigate a judge who sent partisan tweets.

Senate President Susan Wagle, center, talks with Sens. Jeff Longbine, left, and Ed Berger before the chamber rejected Gov. Laura Kelly's nominee for an appellate court. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Senators rejected the nomination and will ask a state panel to review the judge's actions.

 Republican lawmakers met several times during the last hours of the legislative session to negotiate among themselves about Medicaid expansion. Their deal appears to have dissolved.  (Photo by Jim McLean / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, May 13th, 2019

Lawmakers thought they had a deal on Medicaid expansion for next session, but that deal appears to be unraveling. 

Kansas News Service Monday, May 13th, 2019

The 2019 Kansas legislative session wrapped up a week ago with a notable lack of success in two areas: an attempt to pass Medicaid expansion, and an effort to extend anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ Kansans. Democratic state Rep. Brandon Woodard talked about the session and his take on what happened with Jim McLean of the Kansas News Service.

Kansas Supreme Court Justice Dan Biles asked how much would be enough for the state to demonstrate it has complied with a string of court orders to make school funding adequate. (Charlie Riedel, Associated Press)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Justices are indicating that they want to find a way to end the Gannon v. Kansas lawsuit and remove the high court from annual school funding debates. Four school districts originally sued the state in 2010, and the case has dragged on since.  

A special committee will be formed to write another Medicaid expansion bill over the summer and Senate leadership has committed to considering the measure in January. (Photo by J. Schafer)
Kansas News Service Monday, May 6th, 2019

Kansas lawmakers wrapped up their session over the weekend without resolving one of the biggest issues confronting them – Medicaid expansion.    

Republican Majority Leader Rep. Dan Hawkins (left) and Kansas House Speaker Ron Ryckman worked the phones to secure enough votes to end a standoff over Medicaid expansion and pass the budget to end the legislative session. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Sunday, May 5th, 2019

Lawmakers ended the session in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Associated Press Sunday, May 5th, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators have pushed a tax relief proposal through the Kansas Legislature, ignoring predictions from Governor Laura Kelly's fellow Democrats that she will veto it, just as she did with a larger plan. Kelly issued a statement early Sunday calling for a comprehensive review of the state's tax system. 


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