- Kansas governor pondering religious objections legislation Updated: Jul-02-15 7:09 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said Thursday that he's considering proposing a new religious objections law for Kansas following the U.S. Supreme Court's legalization of gay marriage, and he defended his administration's cautious response to the ruling.
- Kansas may not issue pension bonds, despite legal authority Updated: Jul-02-15 6:14 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Market conditions could delay or prevent Kansas from issuing $1 billion in bonds as part of an effort to boost the financial health of its pension system for teachers and government workers, even though top state officials gave the go-ahead Thursday.
- Kansas officials want school funding ruling put on hold Updated: Jun-29-15 5:44 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas' attorney general on Monday asked the state's highest court to put on hold a lower court's decision ordering roughly $50 million more in aid to public school districts this week.
- Some gay marriage opponents balk, while couples rush to wed Updated: Jun-27-15 1:54 pm
CINCINNATI - With the mayor of Dayton declaring "you are now husband and husband," the wait for Ohio to allow same-sex marriage ended for a gay couple in the city just as it is ending for couples across the last states with bans on such unions - even if the opposition isn't over.
- The Latest: Religious freedom laws will be examined Updated: Jun-26-15 7:43 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Here is the latest on gay marriage in Kansas. (All times local.)
- The Latest: Top Kansas officials approve shuffling of funds Updated: Jun-26-15 4:41 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The latest on the final day of the Kansas Legislature's annual session. (All times local):
- Judge blocks Kansas' ban on 2nd-trimester abortion procedure Updated: Jun-25-15 9:56 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A judge on Thursday blocked Kansas' first-in-the-nation ban on an abortion procedure that opponents describe as dismembering a fetus, concluding that the law would likely present too big of an obstacle for women seeking to end their pregnancies.
- The Latest: Kansas AG says abortion ruling 'unprecedented' Updated: Jun-25-15 9:19 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The latest on Kansas' first-in-the nation ban on a procedure that anti-abortion activists call "dismemberment abortion." (All times local):
- Top Kansas officials decry Supreme Court health care ruling Updated: Jun-25-15 8:29 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Top Kansas Republicans criticized a U.S. Supreme Court ruling validating a key part of the federal health care overhaul, although one said Thursday that the decision reduces pressure on the Legislature to expand the state's Medicaid health program for the poor.
- Kansas governor criticizes Supreme Court health care ruling Updated: Jun-25-15 5:26 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is criticizing a U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding a key portion of the federal health overhaul and is not changing his stance on expanding Medicaid.
- Official: Kansas, Missouri close to ending economic war Updated: Jun-23-15 3:24 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Missouri and Kansas officials are close to an agreement that would end a long-running "border war" that saw both states using economic incentives to persuade businesses to move, a Kansas Cabinet secretary said.
- Governors' trade missions have uneven record of success Updated: Jun-22-15 5:08 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Governors across the country have been packing their bags for all-expenses-paid trade missions abroad, spending taxpayer dollars on costly trips that have an uneven track record of yielding any tangible benefits for their states.
- No charges after federal probe into Kansas election loans Updated: Jun-17-15 6:35 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Federal prosecutors have completed their investigation into loans made to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election campaign by his lieutenant governor and plan to bring no criminal charges, the U.S. attorney's office said Wednesday.
- Brownback appoints CEOs, dentist to Kansas Board of Regents Updated: Jun-16-15 7:34 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback named three new members Tuesday to the Kansas Board of Regents, and one is a CEO involved in the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and an anti-tax group.
- Kansas governor says deficit plan is not a tax increase Updated: Jun-16-15 7:10 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said Tuesday that Kansas isn't really increasing taxes even though the state will raise its sales and cigarette taxes to balance the budget.
- The Latest: Brownback praises lawmakers over tax increases Updated: Jun-12-15 6:59 pm
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- State budget gaps force longer sessions in some legislatures Updated: Jun-08-15 1:44 pm
ATLANTA - With budget deadlines looming for nearly all states, disagreements over closing deficits or expanding Medicaid are forcing several legislatures to extend their sessions.