Updated: 10:39 PM Incoming Senate President Susan Wagle announced committee leaders for the upcoming legislative session.
Posted: 9:23 PM North Korea has launched a long-range rocket, South Korea's Ministry of Defense said. The rocket passed over the island of Okinawa, the Japanese government reports. Tuesday's move comes as a surprise after North Korea had extended the launch window.
Posted: 8:16 PM Some 17.5% of Michigan's workers are in a union. Now they won't be compelled to pay union dues, in a move seen as improving the ailing job picture and giving union workers choices, says Governor Rick Snyder.
Posted: 8:11 PM President Obama recognized the Syrian opposition coalition as "the legitimate representative of the Syrian people in opposition to the Assad regime." The United States joins Britain, France and others in recognizing opposition group Tuesday.
Posted: 8:02 PM Senate Leadership announced assignments for chairs and vice-chairs of the Senate’s standing committees Tuesday. The chairs and vice-chairs were selected by the nine-member Committee on Organization, Calendar and Rules.
Posted: 6:16 PM The state's income tax codes are largely tied to the federal tax codes. If President Obama and Congress can't reach an agreement to avoid automatic tax increases and spending cuts, some tax changes will result in Kansans paying more in taxes to the state.
Posted: 9:25 PM Topeka City Councilman Chad Manspeaker says he's been asked several times to consider running for Mayor.
Posted: 6:09 PM Legislative researchers released a new estimate for a budget shortfall Monday after completing their monthly report on revenue collections.
Posted: 3:12 PM U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) Monday said the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has agreed with his request to grant schools flexibility in implementing the new guidelines for the National School Breakfast and Lunch programs.
Updated: 5:38 PM Gov. Sam Brownback announced Monday that he's proposing an executive reorganization order putting the Juvenile Justice Authority under the Kansas Department of Corrections.
Posted: 10:47 AM The Kansas Legislature's research staff has revised its projections for the budget shortfall facing the state next year, dropping it to $295 million.
Posted: 10:46 PM President Barack Obama's request to Congress falls short of the total damage estimate in states affected by Superstorm Sandy.
Updated: 10:35 PM The unemployment rate fell to 7.7% in November, the lowest level since December 2008, but the drop was largely because workers dropped out of the labor force.
Posted: 8:44 PM The matter to be heard is one of the most important in the court's history. The Federal Defense of Marriage Act; and California's Proposition 8 will be reviewed, after justices first address questions of legal standing in both appeals.
Posted: 8:32 PM Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says federal officials have granted the state permission to overhaul its Medicaid program.
Updated: 11:03 PM A source says talks resume between staff members on both sides as more Republicans acknowledge President Obama's advantage in the talks. Both sides agree the wealthy will pay more next year.
Posted: 10:35 PM The Republican Senator from South Carolina will resign from his Senate seat December 31st to take over as head of the Heritage Foundation, his office announced Thursday.
Posted: 10:22 PM Egypt's president didn't back off the edict he issued ahead of a constitutional referendum. Mohamed Morsy's words further enraged protesters on the streets of Cairo Thursday.
Updated: 8:48 PM Mary Brownback donated 500 books to the Marine Corps' annual Toys for Tots drive.
Posted: 6:07 PM Sandy Praeger received the Excellence in Consumer Advocacy award from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' consumer representatives.
Updated: 8:01 AM If you can't get through to the Shawnee County Treasurer's Office- you're not alone.
Updated: 8:49 PM A Topeka city councilman has set his last day in office as he transitions to a new role with Shawnee County.
Posted: 12:06 PM Topeka school district leaders say Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and the state's two U.S. senators refused to help it secure a $40 million federal grant.