Updated: 01/28/2013 - Kansas legislators plan to take an unusually long spring break before returning to wrap up business this year.
Posted: 01/25/2013 - Kansas Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan is preparing to discuss Gov. Sam Brownback's proposals to abolish two popular income tax deductions for homeowners and cancel a scheduled decline in the state sales tax.
Posted: 01/25/2013 - This year's legislative agenda for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism focuses heavily on boats and boating.
Posted: 01/24/2013 - A Kansas House committee has endorsed legislation to restrict political fundraising by public employee unions.
Posted: 01/24/2013 - The top official of the Kansas Turnpike Authority did not discuss the merits of a proposal from Gov. Sam Brownback to merge the agency with the Kansas Department of Transportation during a meeting with a House committee.
Posted: 01/23/2013 - The House Judiciary Committee endorsed a measure allowing governors to name whomever they want to fill vacancies on the state Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. The appointments would require Senate confirmation.
Posted: 01/23/2013 - About 30 states have reduced mental health spending since 2008, when revenues were in steep decline, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. In Kansas, funding has gone down 12 percent.
Posted: 01/23/2013 - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is proposing to eliminate an income tax deduction for the property taxes paid by home owners.
Posted: 01/23/2013 - Kansas corrections officials say they plan to propose legislation aimed at easing overcrowding in the state's prisons.
Posted: 01/22/2013 - A member of the judicial nominating commission testified in favor of changing the way Kansas selects its judges in legislative testimony.
Posted: 01/22/2013 - A member of the Kansas commission that screens applicants for the state's appellate courts says it was biased against conservative candidates in its most recent deliberations.
Posted: 01/21/2013 - Kansas legislative leaders from both parties have endorsed plans to shorten this year's annual session to 80 days.
Posted: 01/18/2013 - A Kansas Senate leader is preparing legislation to require drug testing for people who receive cash assistance from the state.
Posted: 01/18/2013 - Lana Gordon has been serving as interim Secretary for the past four months, after representing Topeka's House District for 12 years.
Posted: 01/18/2013 - In a Statehouse news conference Friday, Gov. Sam Brownback and Attorney General Derek Schmidt detailed legislation creating the new crime of commercial sexual exploitation of a child.
Updated: 01/18/2013 - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Attorney General Derek Schmidt are seeking legislation that would increase fines and penalties aimed at curbing child sexual exploitation.
Posted: 01/17/2013 - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback once proposed closing a state hospital for the developmentally disabled in Topeka, but his latest budget proposals would keep it open through at least June 2015.
Posted: 01/17/2013 - Gov. Sam Brownback's budget proposals would hold state spending on its higher education system flat over the two fiscal years that begin in July.
Posted: 01/16/2013 - Gov. Sam Brownback built savings from merging the Kansas Turnpike Authority with the state Department of Transportation into his budget proposal.
Posted: 01/16/2013 - Several law professors say they would favor a different system for appointing judges to the Kansas Court of Appeals and the state Supreme Court.
Updated: 01/16/2013 - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is proposing to eliminate a popular state income tax deduction for interest paid on home mortgages to help close a budget shortfall.
Posted: 01/16/2013 - Gov. Sam Brownback's administration is proposing phasing out property taxes on watercraft by 2016.