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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.

Kansas News Service Monday, April 1st, 2019

Despite some vocal opposition to the nomination, the Kansas Senate confirmed David Toland as head of the state Department of Commerce. 

Photo by Chris Neal
Stephen Koranda Monday, April 1st, 2019

Lawmakers only have this week to pass a solution before their spring break.

Opponents say the "reversal" method is scientifically unproven and controversial in the medical industry.
Kansas News Service Monday, April 1st, 2019

The controversy involves medically induced abortions in which a pregnant woman takes two pills. The proposal would require doctors to tell patients that an abortion can be “reversed” if the woman doesn’t take the second pill.  

David Toland served as CEO at the economic development group Thrive Allen County. (File Photo: Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, April 1st, 2019

More than 40 economic development organizations from across Kansas have spoken out in favor of Toland’s nomination.  

Kansas News Service Monday, April 1st, 2019

The Kansas House may ultimately go along with the Senate’s plan to give public schools another funding increase but conservative senators want school districts to tell them how the money will benefit struggling students. Jim McLean of the Kansas News Service spoke with one of the lawmaker who’s pressing for details.

Kansas Senate chamber, sans state senators (Photo by J. Schafer)
Kansas News Service Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Kansas Senate Vice President Jeff Longbine says Republican leaders in that chamber are looking for ways to reduce the cost of a proposed Medicaid expansion. 

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