Updated: 04/02/2013 - Senators have sent a bill to Gov. Sam Brownback's desk that would require Kansas residents who receive welfare and unemployment benefits to submit to drug testing.
Updated: 04/02/2013 - The Kansas Senate has approved new restrictions on abortion providers, moving the most sweeping anti-abortion legislation in the state this year close to final passage.
Posted: 04/02/2013 - Kansas Senators plan to take final action Tuesday on an anti-abortion bill blocking tax breaks for abortion providers, among other things.
Posted: 04/01/2013 - The measure advancing Monday on a voice vote blocks tax breaks for abortion providers and bars them from participating in public schools' sex education classes.
Updated: 04/02/2013 - Shawnee County Election Commissioner Andrew Howell would like to announce that he is expecting a 17% voter turnout in the General Election being held tomorrow, April 2nd.
Posted: 04/01/2013 - Abortion opponents expect the Kansas Senate to approve a bill this week to block tax breaks for abortion providers and to bar them from participating in public school sex education classes.
Posted: 03/29/2013 - North Korea threatens "all-out war and nuclear war" on its enemies, state news reports. South Korea doesn't consider latest threat "new," its unification ministry says.
Posted: 03/29/2013 - Judge rules Museum's display is permissible because the beams have historical importance. Two intersecting steel beams that stayed intact on WTC were treated as iconic.
Posted: 03/28/2013 - In the wake of the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that left 26 dead, popular support for stricter gun laws reached 57 percent. Since then, however, support has waned.
Posted: 03/28/2013 - Gov. Sam Brownback says the reality of funding the state budget will push Kansas lawmakers toward approving his proposal to cancel a scheduled decline in the state sales tax.
Posted: 03/28/2013 - The Kansas Senate approved a bill that would change the length of time Kansans can receive unemployment compensation.
Posted: 03/28/2013 - The Kansas Senate has approved a bill that puts the Secretary of Transportation in charge of the Kansas Turnpike Authority.
Posted: 03/28/2013 - Kansas lawmakers are taking a long weekend before what they hope is a final push to finish most of their business for the year.
Posted: 03/27/2013 - In a series of posts on the social media website, Ashley Judd wrote: "After serious and thorough contemplation, I realize that my responsibilities & energy at this time need to be focused on my family."
Posted: 03/27/2013 - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed House Bill 2019 into law Wednesday. The new law reforms how judges for the Kansas Court of Appeals are appointed.
Updated: 03/27/2013 - Kansas legislative negotiators are beginning work on the final version of a bill cutting individual income taxes.
Posted: 03/26/2013 - When it comes to who should decide the issue of gay marriage, most Americans- 62 percent - think the decision should be left up to each individual state government, while just 26 percent think it should be up to the federal government.
Posted: 03/26/2013 - Kansas House members have given first-round approval to a bill authorizing $1.5 billion in bonds to boost the financial health of the state pension system for teachers and government workers.
Posted: 03/26/2013 - Kansas House members are pressing the White House and the U.S. State Department to approve a permit for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Texas.
Posted: 03/25/2013 - Billionaire Michael Bloomberg kicked off an ad campaign in several states Monday, aimed at pressuring the United States Senate to require background checks for all gun purchases.