A tea party-backed Kansas radiologist who is trying to unseat longtime Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts has apologized for posting X-ray photos of fatal gunshot wounds and medical injuries on his personal Facebook page several years ago, but he called the revelation about the images the work of a desperate incumbent.
Incumbent Gov. Sam Brownback and House Minority Leader Paul Davis could be nearly tied in the race for governor, according to a national polling firm’s survey of Kansas voters released Friday.
Saying the Legislature has been cowed by a tiny minority of Kansans, Wichita-based tea party group Kansans for Liberty is launching an e-mail campaign to try to resurrect a bill that would allow government workers and businesses to deny service to gay couples.
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Parents and teachers flooded into the Capitol on Wednesday for a fiery debate on whether Kansas should drop or hold onto its current education standards.
A bill intended to define corporal punishment and ease some restrictions on spanking in Kansas has died in committee.
A pair of Kansas lawmakers hope to make government more transparent by live streaming committee hearings online.
More than 200 retired public employees packed the Capitol rotunda on Tuesday to demand that lawmakers approve a cost-of-living adjustment and back away from a plan that would change the KPERS system to a defined contribution model.
A bill introduced by a Wichita lawmaker would ease some restrictions on spanking in Kansas, allowing parents, caregivers or school officials to hit children hard enough to leave redness or bruising.
Its easy to be a Monday morning quarterback, Kansas House speaker Ray Merrick said as lawmakers returned to work after facing national criticism for passing a bill critics say would have legalized discrimination against same-sex couples.
A pair of bills in the Legislature would require students in Kansas to obtain parental signatures before they could receive sex education in school.
Kansas Senate leaders promised Friday to dramatically change the controversial House religious freedom bill if it ever moves forward. Two major provisions are likely to be removed entirely.
Senate leadership torpedoed a controversial House bill that would have allowed private and public employees to refuse service based on religious views of marriage, leaving House Republicans scrambling Friday.
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A controversial bill that supporters say would protect religious freedom and critics say would sanction discrimination against same-sex couples is unlikely to pass the Senate in its current form, Senate President Susan Wagle said Thursday.
Opening affidavits that justify search warrants or arrests would make law enforcement more transparent and accountable, citizens and media advocates said.
A proposal to give the Judge Riddel Boys Ranch $750,000 more in state funding got bipartisan support from some Wichita-area lawmakers but failed to pass the full House on Wednesday.
A state lawmaker and Sedgwick County commissioners both say they want to keep Judge Riddel Boys Ranch for juvenile offenders open.
The Corrections budget that won tentative approval in the House on Wednesday cuts education funding for juvenile offenders by more than $600,000 from what the governor proposed.