Posted: 04/12/2013 - Gov. Sam Brownback has issued his first veto of a bill from this year's legislative session.
Posted: 04/11/2013 - After months of lobbying, negotiating, and deal-making, the Senate today moved forward with a critical piece of the Obama administration's gun safety proposals, a modest victory for gun control advocates but just one small step toward enacting legislation that would more strictly regulate gun ownership in America.
Posted: 04/09/2013 - A group of abortion rights activists delivered about 1,600 signed petitions to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's office urging him not to sign legislation that puts new restrictions on abortion.
Posted: 04/08/2013 - Kansas legislators are on a month long break, having left behind a budget still considered a work in progress and more possible changes to the state tax code.
Posted: 04/06/2013 - Kansas legislators have sent Gov. Sam Brownback a bill barring cities and counties from requiring private contractors to pay union-scale wages on public projects.
Posted: 04/06/2013 - Kansas legislators have sent Gov. Sam Brownback bills that would let people carry concealed firearms into more public buildings and prevent federal agents from confiscating weapons made in the state.
Posted: 04/05/2013 - Lawmakers sent a pair of gun measures to the Governor's desk before heading for first adjournment Friday night.
Posted: 04/05/2013 - The House gave final approval Friday to an anti-abortion measure, which blocks tax breaks for abortion providers and outlaws abortions performed solely because of the baby's sex. It now goes to the Governor.
Posted: 04/05/2013 - The House voted 120-0 to reject plan approved by the Senate for cutting individual income tax rates over the next four years. The Senate bill also kept a higher sales tax.
Posted: 04/05/2013 - Legislation banning local governments from requiring private firms to pay employees more than the federal minimum wage for work on public contracts is headed to the Governor.
Updated: 04/05/2013 - The Kansas Senate and House approved a bill for protecting medical personnel and emergency workers that also repeals a 25-year-old ban on quarantining AIDS and HIV patients.
Posted: 04/05/2013 - A section on contests for homebrews prompted House objections to a liquor law bill approved earlier Friday in the Senate.
Posted: 04/05/2013 - The Senate voted 28-10 Friday on a compromise version of an abortion bill reconciling differences with the House.
Posted: 04/05/2013 - A concealed-carry bill Senators sent the House Friday would let people with permits bring firearms into public buildings deemed to have adequate security, such as metal detectors and trained guards.
Posted: 04/05/2013 - Senators have approved a bill that would make changes to Kansas liquor laws, including granting authority to legislative leaders to allow alcohol at approved Statehouse functions.
Posted: 04/05/2013 - Kansas legislators are preparing for final votes on a sweeping anti-abortion bill that blocks tax breaks for providers and outlaws abortions solely because of the baby's sex.
Posted: 04/04/2013 - The House and Senate both are expected to vote Thursday on a bill that blocks tax breaks for abortion providers, outlaws abortions performed solely because of the baby's gender and defines life as beginning at fertilization.