- The Latest: Kansas Democrat rips GOP on schools, LGBT issue Updated: May-27-16 9:41 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Latest on the Kansas Supreme Court's ruling on school funding (all times local):
- GOP leader seeks Kansas Senate vote condemning LGBT order Updated: May-26-16 2:48 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Senate's top leader wants her chamber to vote next week to condemn the federal government's recent directive to public schools to allow transgender students to use facilities associated with their gender identities.
- Kansas lawmakers expect to consider transgender restroom use Updated: May-23-16 2:45 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Republican lawmakers have vowed to voice opposition to transgender school bathrooms upon reconvening next week.
- Kansas budget plan slashes university and Medicaid funding Updated: May-18-16 8:24 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Facing a shortfall of more than $290 million, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed a budget bill Wednesday that makes significant cuts to the state highway fund, Medicaid and higher education and trims most state agency budgets by 4 percent.
- Kansas governor signs sexting bill Updated: May-18-16 3:17 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill designed to help prosecutors address sexting, the sharing of explicit photos, among teenagers.
- Kansas school board rebukes transgender bathroom directive Updated: May-17-16 6:37 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Members of the Kansas State Board of Education on Tuesday criticized the Obama administration's decree that public schools allow transgender students to use the restrooms that match their gender identity, not their birth sex.
- Kansas governor signs new limits on welfare payments Updated: May-16-16 7:40 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback touted the welfare limits he signed into law Monday as a way to free recipients from the grip of poverty, but critics argued some families could be left without a safety net during financial difficulties.
- Missouri Legislature scales back public access to records Updated: May-15-16 2:40 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Legislature this session voted to curtail public access to some public records that lawmakers have sought to seal for years.
- Mental health advocates question drug bill Updated: May-15-16 1:15 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Mental health advocates are raising concerns about a bill passed by Kansas lawmakers that would require doctors to try cheaper drugs before more expensive ones for Medicaid recipients, but the bill's backers say the concerns are overblown.
- University of Kansas Senate forms free speech committee Updated: May-14-16 11:25 am
LAWRENCE, Kansas - A committee will research whether the University of Kansas needs an explicit policy supporting freedom of speech and expression.
- New Kansas laws deal with pot penalties, abortion, tanning Updated: May-13-16 8:07 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas is lessening some of its penalties for marijuana possession, specifically prohibiting nurse midwives from performing abortions and strengthening its gun rights laws.
- Kansas reduces penalties for marijuana possession Updated: May-13-16 7:53 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A measure approved by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback reduces some penalties for marijuana possession.
- Kansas measure bars minors from tanning salons Updated: May-13-16 6:57 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas minors will be barred from tanning salons under a measure approved by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.
- Kansas law will allow government workers to carry concealed Updated: May-13-16 6:42 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - State agencies, cities and counties in Kansas will not be allowed to bar workers from carrying concealed guns while performing duties outside their offices, starting in July.
- Kansas governor signs bill allowing bioscience agency sale Updated: May-12-16 6:19 pm
SALINA, Kansas - Kansas will be selling off the assets of its Bioscience Authority a dozen years after creating it to nurture emerging biotechnology companies.
- Kansas governor signs bill aimed at filling patrol vacancies Updated: May-12-16 6:10 pm
SALINA, Kansas - Kansas motorists will pay higher vehicle registration fees starting in July to provide extra funds for the state Highway Patrol to hire additional troopers.
- Kansas officials' private emails to be subject to disclosure Updated: May-11-16 7:31 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas officials' emails about public business on private accounts or devices will be subject to public disclosure starting in July under a bill Gov. Sam Brownback signed into law Wednesday.
- Kansas to impose limits on local property taxes next year Updated: May-10-16 5:28 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill that will limit the power of Kansas cities and counties to levy property taxes starting next year.
- Kansas suspending work on limiting plants' carbon emissions Updated: May-09-16 6:55 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas is suspending its work on a plan for complying with federal regulations meant to combat climate change by reducing carbon emissions from power plants.
- New Kansas law aimed at collecting unpaid turnpike tolls Updated: May-06-16 5:57 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A new state law aims to help the Kansas Turnpike collect unpaid tolls by allowing the state to block the vehicle registrations of offending motorists, starting in 2018.
- Kansas Senate vice president won't seek re-election Updated: May-05-16 4:37 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A top Republican in the Kansas Senate announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election, partly in response to his colleagues' unwillingness to address the state's budget problems.
- University of Kansas class unveils new sustainable house Updated: May-03-16 4:08 pm
LAWRENCE, Kansas - University of Kansas architecture graduate students are completing final touches on a newly constructed sustainable house in east Lawrence.
- Kansas legislators approve plan for balancing state budget Updated: May-02-16 5:43 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators have approved a plan to dump most of the work of balancing the state's budget on Republican Gov. Sam Brownback while telling him he can't cut aid to public schools.
- Kansas lawmakers OK abortion bills, limits on local power Updated: May-02-16 4:54 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators tackled issues that included abortion and preventing cities and counties from regulating artery-clogging restaurant meals or sugary snacks as they worked on balancing the state's next budget.
- Lawmakers approve 'step therapy' and welfare reform bill Updated: May-02-16 12:17 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators approved a health and public welfare bill Monday that would reduce prescription drug costs within the state's Medicaid program and make changes to eligibility for public assistance.