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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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Kansas Labor Officials Paint Improving Economy

Posted: 08/28/2013 - A Kansas labor economist says the state's outlook continues to improve but that it will take three to five years to determine how much growth can be attributed to recent cuts in the state's income tax rates.

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Approx. 100 Losing Kansas Guard Jobs After Budget Cuts

Updated: 08/23/2013 - The Kansas Adjutant General’s Department was recently notified of a significant reduction in federal funding that supports the Kansas National Guard’s Readiness Sustainment Maintenance Sites in Salina and Fort Riley.

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League Of Women Voters Seeks Governor's Schedule

Updated: 08/23/2013 - The League of Women Voters of Kansas has filed an open records request for the schedules of three state officials, including Gov. Sam Brownback and his nominee to serve on the Kansas Court of Appeals.

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AG Posts Proposed Bill To Fix 'Hard 50' Law

Updated: 08/19/2013 - Attorney General Derek Schmidt is releasing the language he wants legislators to consider when addressing the Kansas Hard 50 law during a special session next month.

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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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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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