The Kansas Senate's approved a bill making teachers criminally liable for showing harmful material to students.
Kansas lawmakers are on the clock to consider legislation before a cut-off point.
The Governor has new a operative with deep conservative credentials.
The Kansas Senate votes against stricter medicaid control for mental health drugs.
Kansas lawmakers have given early approval to doing away with concealed gun permits.
State legislative committees scramble as deadlines approach.
The Kansas Senate could approve a bill to give Medicaid more control over mental health drugs.
A bill passed by the Kansas Senate makes teachers criminally liable for showing students harmful material.
The state Senate's given early approval to allow Secretary of State Kris Kobach to prosecute voter fraud cases.
Lawmakers are looking at a measure to eliminate Common Core standards in Kansas schools.
A proposal to make investigation of government agencies over redacted public material easier is backed by the Kansas AG.
The state Senate's looking at a measure to allow carry of concealed weapons without a permit.
Kansas lawmakers have advanced a measure allowing grocery and convenience stores to sell full strength beer.
A House panel's passed a measure allowing teachers who don't pay union dues to negotiate their own contracts with school districts.
Two bills in the state Senate would delay or possibly prevent enactment of upcoming clean air standards.
A bill crafted by a national anti-abortion group has overwhelming passed the Kansas Senate.
The state Senate's expected to pass a ban on an abortion procedure proponents call "dismemberment".
State Democrats are criticizing an immigration bill in the legislature as prejudicial.
The state Senate's given preliminary approval to a bill banning a specific abortion procedure proponents call "dismemberment"
Lawmakers heard arguments over the liquor part of Governor Brownback's plan to raise taxes on alcohol and tobacco Wednesday.
Lawmakers have give early approval to doubling campaign contributions.
The state's anticipated appeal of a ruling it's under funding schools is official.
A bill to ban an abortion procedure will be reviewed today by Kansas lawmakers.
A Kansas legislative panel's given early approval to stiffer punishment for scrap metal theft.
A bill in the Kansas Senate would toughen regulations for strip clubs and adult book stores.
Republicans and Democrats are in favor of a bill in the state legislature to largely double campaign contribution limits.
A panel of lawmakers is backing away from its rejection of Governor Brownback’s plan to use highway funds to balance the budget.
The state legislature's considering a measure allowing motorists to break the speed limit when passing slower vehicles on two-lane roads.
A bill in the state legislature would keep fantasy sports legal under Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission rules.
Kansas House committee to have hearings on Brownback proposal to boost tobacco, alcohol taxes.
Officials says bridges "sheet of ice", as sleet turns to snow in the overnight.
Kansas lawmakers, business groups see school budget row as chance to change curriculum.
Kansas State's response to newspaper's open records request shows difficulty with current law.
Kansas Senate Majority Leader has kept his chamber from debating legislation since Feb. 5.
Republican state Senator backs away from portions of his bill the make a special category of foster families.
Former Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius slammed measures implemented under Governor Borwnback's administration Thursday.
Some lawmakers are trying to keep highway money from being used to balance the budget.
Governor Brownback wants to change the way state workers are hired, fired and given bonuses.
State legislators are looking measures which would change the selection process for Supreme Court justices.
A Kansas lawmaker is seeking extra funding for foster parents who meet certain subjective criteria.
Gov. Sam Brownback consulted lobbyists about the state's budget earlier than previously reported.
A state Democrat lawmaker's introducing a bill protecting gay and lesbian rights in response to Governor Brownback's removal of the group from anti-discrimination policy.
A state House committee voted restrict negotiations between teachers and school boards to only pay and hours.
The state's House Judiciary Committee's going to consider bills this session regarding selection of judges and the death penalty.
There's a proposal for a constitutional amendment to guarantee the right to hunt, fish and trap in Kansas.
The Kansas Legislature's passed a measure, which Gov. Brownback's to sign, mostly balancing the state's budget shortfall.
Governor Brownback announced Thursday he will cut $45 from public education and private schools.
Kansas legislators are lamenting the death of state Rep. Dennis Hedke from an accident in Wichita Thursday morning.
A budget balancing bill expected to pass the Kansas Hose Wednesday will get quick consideration by the Senate.
Kansas educators and advocates spoke strongly against a state Senate bill to cut $39 million in School funding Tuesday.
The state's House rejected a bill to expand Kansas' Open Records Act to cover private emails by officials about government business.
A state Senate panel heard testimony Monday both for and against a bill to ban certain abortions before the 22nd week of pegnancy.
Some Democrats and Republican House members differ on the need for increases in education funding which were called for in November.
A House Committee's passed a measure, which will go to the full body's floor, to offset the state's budget shortfall.
Gov. Sam Brownback and his top aides can’t predict when Kansas will meet his stated goal of eliminating income taxes […]
State Dems move to close loopholes after private email accounts were used for government business by the Governor's budget director.
Brownback suggests joining school funding with student performance at an Agri-Business Council Meeting in Wichita Friday.
Friends of the famed singer's daughter found her this morning and administered CPR.
Governor Brownback won't reveal candidates he passed over in nominating an appeals court judge.
A Kansas House committee attached funding intended to shore up current school financing to Governor Brownback's budget bill Thursday.
Two Kansas legislative committees debate measures to balance a budget shortfall Thursday.
The state's second highest court gets a nominee from Gov. Sam Brownback Thursday.
The former and current owners of a hunting guide company in Haven, Kansas, both provide exclusive statements to 580 WIBW regarding recent federal violations and sentences.
With an eye on savings money and avoiding prison overcrowding, a House panel is considering a bill to lower marijuana penalties.
A Kansas House committee's considering a bill to bar local communities from regulating gun sales through zoning or fees.
An senior aid to Governor Brownback shared budget proposals with lobbyists weeks prior to legislators being briefed.
The Kansas House has given preliminary approval of rules to restrict spending and prevent sloppiness among lawmakers.
Kansas U.S. Senator Pat Roberts announces the senior staff of the Agriculture committee he chairs.
Panels in the Kansas House and Senate will consider proposals to balance budget deficits this week.
British officials are reviewing security measures Sunday after a hoax caller pretending to be the director of the government's eavesdropping agency managed to get through to Prime Minister David Cameron on the phone.
Democratic leaders are criticizing Governor Brownback's plan to balance the state's budget shortfall, but admit they no counter proposal.
At a pro-life rally at the Statehouse, Governor Brownback's vowed to sign a bill to ban a procedure used in 8 percent of abortions.
A Democratic Senator has introduced a bill in the Kansas legislature to increase penalties for hate crimes
A state legislator wants to create a "rainy day fund" to insure Kansas avoids budget deficits like the current $700 million shortfall.
Nuss says revenues from court fees have fallen short of expectations, squeezing the judicial branch's budget.
A state Senate panel hears testimony this week both for and against a medical marijuana bill.
There's bipartisan support for legislation requiring Kansas law enforcement officers to have body cameras, although there are questions about the costs.
Senator Ty Masterson is among the conservative state lawmakers defending income tax cuts which led to reduced revenues for Kansas.
Governor Brownback's issued an order intending to reallocate responsibilities for licensing foster care homes and determining Medicaid eligibility.
A Kansas City mother has been charged with waiting to get help for her burned baby.
Brownback's plan nearly triples state's cigarette tax and raises state's tax on alcoholic beverages by four percent.
Brownback's proposals would keep state's aid for public schools at nearly $4.1 billion in current budget and for each of the next two fiscal years.
Ward claims a vast majority of health providers in Kansas say it’s the right thing to do.
The Act would assist unpaid caregivers in KS.
A Capitol Police spokesperson says officers were initially concerned over a concealed carry law at the Statehouse.
The inauguration had been planned for the Statehouse steps
While celebrating at his inauguration ball on Saturday, Governor Sam Brownback declared confidence in the Legislature's ability to deal with state issues.
Analysts are saying Brownback's approach at fixing the budget, mainly through transfers from other state funds, could cause a shortfall for the budget year that begins in July to grow from $436 million to $648 million.
Other states under Republican controlled governments are approaching tax cuts cautiously after Kansas has reported large budget deficits.
Kansas Republican legislators haven't come to a consensus over how to balance massive budget shortfalls.
Republican legislators in Kansas are tossing around plenty of proposals for raising new revenues to help close the state's budget shortfalls.
A fatal Sunday night plane crash in suburban Chicago may have taken the life of a Topeka doctor.
University of Kansas Police are getting headlines for introducing body cameras weeks after Ferguson, Missouri events, but Topeka Police have been using the technology for years.
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