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Hensley: Appeals Swearing In Timed To Avoid Vote

Posted: 09/24/2013 - The Kansas Senate's top Democrat says he worries the swearing in of Gov. Sam Brownback's chief counsel as a state appeals judge is being deliberately delayed until next year.

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Democrat Davis Enters Kansas Governor's Race

Posted: 09/17/2013 - Democrat Paul Davis is officially entering the 2014 Kansas governor's race, announcing his plans to challenge Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.

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Kansas Agency Adjusts To Voter Citizenship Rule

Posted: 09/16/2013 - Secretary Nick Jordan said Monday the Revenue Dept. is now providing additional printed information to people who register to vote at driver's licenses offices if they don't produce a birth certificate or passport or other papers.

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Governor Makes Appointment To The 29th Judicial District

Posted: 09/09/2013 - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today announced the appointment of Kansas City attorney Bill L. Klapper to the 29th Judicial District of the State of Kansas. Klapper will take the seat of retiring Judge Jan A. Way.

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Governor Signs Hard 50 Fix Into Law

Posted: 09/07/2013 - Gov. Sam Brownback on Friday signed into law a bill fixing a constitutional flaw in the state's Hard 50 sentencing statute.

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Kansas House Rep. Bideau Dies At Home

Updated: 09/06/2013 - House Speaker Ray Merrick's office says southeast Kansas Rep. Ed Bideau has died at his home in Chanute a day after the Legislature ended a two-day special session.

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Court Of Appeals Nomination Heads To Full Senate

Updated: 09/03/2013 - Caleb Stegall spent more than an hour answering questions Tuesday afternoon before the Senate Judiciary Committee approved his nomination to the Kansas Court of Appeals.

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Hard 50 Fix Headed To Senate

Posted: 09/03/2013 - The Kansas House late Tuesday afternoon approved a measure that fixes a constitutional flaw in the state's Hard 50 sentencing law for some convicted murderers. The vote was 122-0.

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Kansas Legislature Opens Special Session

Updated: 09/03/2013 - Kansas legislators have opened their special session to address a proposed change to the state's ``Hard 50'' prison sentence in response to a June U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

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Statehouse Project Marks Safety Milestone

Posted: 08/30/2013 - J.E. Dunn Construction held a ceremony Friday to recognize 3,000 days without a lost-time accident on the Statehouse restoration project. That's more than eight years.

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State Library Offers Hotline For Legislative Questions

Posted: 08/28/2013 - Callers can ask research librarians about legislation, legislative procedure, state government and other topics, plus request documents through a special hotline offered by the State Library of Kansas.

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