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    Commerce committee rejects David Toland nomination

    A Senate Commerce committee is recommending that the Senate reject Gov. Laura Kelly’s nominee for Secretary of Commerce. A divided committee voted 6-5 to...

    Public radio misleads on Sharice Davids coverage

    Kansas public radio's online news source misleads readers in recent coverage of a townhall hosted by Congresswoman Sharice Davids over the weekend. KCUR's Sam...

    Medicaid expansion amendments on citizenship, Planned Parenthood funding rejected

    The Kansas House approved Medicaid expansion by a vote of 69-54 Wednesday night while rejecting amendments designed to strip expansion funding for Planned Parenthood,...

    Changes considered for workers compensation laws

    Two bills being considered in the Kansas Legislature are proposing significant changes to the Workers Compensation Laws in the state. The changes are not...

    Toland nomination to Commerce Secretary off to rocky start

    A second nominee of Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, David Toland, is under attack for social media postings. State senators questioned Toland, Kelly’s nominee for...

    Mark Janus testifies in support of Kansas public employees

    When Mark Janus began work as a child support specialist for the state of Illinois, no one ever asked him whether he wanted to...

    Push for more computer science in Kansas classrooms

    The Kansas Department of Education is revamping computer science education standards and in doing so, hopes to meet the workforce demands of employers and...

    Newspapers oppose online legal notices to save taxpayers’ money

    Rep. Stephen Owens, a Hesston Republican, says he loves newspapers, but it’s time to change state policy requiring cities, counties, and school districts to...

    Windfall tax bill SB 22 headed to Governor’s desk

    Lawmakers adopted a bill that would allow taxpayers to keep the savings garnered by last year’s federal tax cuts. Under SB 22, Kansas taxpayers...

    Are subsidies the ‘fix’ for economic challenges?

    Government subsidies for a small portion of employers is the preferred attempt at economic development among many elected and economic development officials in Kansas. ...

    House committee strips Medicaid expansion funding from budget proposal

    The Kansas House Appropriations committee stripped $14 million from Gov. Laura Kelly’s proposed budget today. During a tense debate, a narrow majority of the...

    Utility Companies Battle Electricity Rates Proposal

    Kansas electricity rates are the highest in the region, but legislation intended to determine the reasons and possible solutions faces fierce opposition from utility...