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Anti-abortion marchers demonstrate at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka. (Photo by Daniel Caudill, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Kansas voters may have the final say this summer on whether to override a state Supreme Court ruling that says abortion is a constitutional right.

KPR and Kansas News Service reporters discuss the latest news from the state capital.
Kansas News Service Monday, January 27th, 2020

Republican leaders in the state Legislature are pushing for quick passage of an anti-abortion amendment to the Kansas Constitution. Meanwhile, Democratic Governor Laura Kelly and Republican Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning are joining forces to break a nearly decade-long stalemate over Medicaid expansion.  

Vegetarian meat alternatives in a Lawrence grocery store. (Photo by Stephen Koranda, Kansa Public Radio)
Stephen Koranda Friday, January 24th, 2020

A Kansas bill requires more labels for meat alternatives.

 Republican Sen. Gene Suellentrop, left, will chair hearings on a compromise Medicaid expansion plan starting this week. (Photo by Daniel Caudill, Kansas News Service)
Jim McLean Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

A bipartisan agreement still faces challenges.

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.

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