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New Copper Covering Statehouse Dome

Updated: 08/07/2013 - Crews installing new copper on the Statehouse dome should reach the top in the next ten days, with finishing work to follow. Scaffolding should start coming down in October.

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Kansas Dem Leader Calls For Early Court Nomination

Posted: 08/02/2013 - Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley said Friday that he wants Gov. Brownback to nominate his pick for the Kansas Court of Appeals by Aug. 9. The deadline set by state law is Aug. 29.

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Kansas Revenues Beat July Estimate

Posted: 07/31/2013 - A report Wednesday from the Department of Revenue says July's revenue figures were boosted by strong sales tax collections, which were $9.1 million higher than expected.

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Lawmaker Pledges Scrutiny For Kansas Court Nominee

Posted: 07/31/2013 - Independence Republican Jeff King chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee. King said Wednesday he's planning a confirmation hearing for the yet-to-be-named Appeals Court judge when the special session opens Sept. 3.

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Abortion Debate Sought For Kansas Special Session

Posted: 07/30/2013 - Anti-abortion groups are pushing for a vote during the special session on a measure that would prohibit abortions when doctors can detect a fetal heartbeat.

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Governor Brownback Calls Special Legislative Session

Updated: 07/26/2013 - In the interest of protecting public safety and in response to a request from Attorney General Derek Schmidt, Governor Sam Brownback will call the Legislature into special session at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3.

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Audit Of Kansas Death Penalty Rejected

Posted: 07/23/2013 - House Republican Steven Becker had introduced legislation to repeal the death penalty statute and sought an audit of its costs.

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Kansas Lawmaker Becomes Tax Court Hearing Officer

Updated: 07/02/2013 - Former Rep. Arlen Siegfreid began work Tuesday as the chief hearing officer for the Kansas Court of Tax Appeals, the same day the Olathe Republican's resignation from the Legislature was effective.

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Kansas Judge Considering Challenge To Abortion Law

Posted: 06/27/2013 - Shawnee County District Judge Rebecca Crotty heard arguments Thursday in a lawsuit filed by Drs. Herbert Hodes and Dr. Traci Nauser over the state's new abortion law.

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Federal Judge Ponders Blocking Kansas Abortion Rules

Posted: 06/26/2013 - Chief Judge Kathryn Vratil heard arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit by Planned Parenthood over the state's new abortion law. Vratil said she would decide soon whether to issue a temporary restraining order blocking enforcement of the disputed sections.

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Kansas AG Issues Guidance On Concealed Carry Changes

Updated: 06/26/2013 - A new Kansas law taking effect Monday allows people with concealed-carry permits to bring their guns into public buildings that don't have adequate security, such as screening.

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Judge Sets Hearing On Kansas Anti-Abortion Law

Posted: 06/24/2013 - Chief Judge Kathryn Vratil has scheduled a hearing Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan. on a lawsuit over the state's new abortion law.

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