Posted: 02/18/2014 - Kansas House officials say Rep. Mike Peterson, one of the Kansas Legislature's longest-serving members, has died after a lengthy illness at the age of 72.
Posted: 02/18/2014 - A Kansas House budget committee has restored $16 million for Gov. Sam Brownback's proposal to fund all-day kindergarten, keeping the money in place while a separate committee reviews the merits of the plan.
Posted: 02/18/2014 - A proposal designed to allow Kansas to opt out of the federal health care overhaul is being reviewed by a state House committee.
Posted: 02/18/2014 - Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle has created a special committee to review issues surrounding the state Public Employees Retirement System.
Posted: 02/13/2014 - A Kansas House committee is weighing a resolution that urges Congress to resist following President Barack Obama's plan for addressing climate change.
Posted: 02/13/2014 - A new proposal before the Kansas Legislature would nullify reading, math and science standards for public schools adopted previously by the State Board of Education.
Posted: 02/12/2014 - The Kansas Senate is considering a bill shortening the time for inmates convicted of capital murder to appeal their death sentences to the state Supreme Court.
Updated: 02/12/2014 - Kansas residents could carry loaded handguns in their vehicles under a bill that's cleared a state House committee.
Posted: 02/12/2014 - The Kansas House is preparing to take final action on a bill intended to keep individuals, groups and businesses from being compelled to help with same-sex weddings.
Posted: 02/11/2014 - The 221-201 vote came hours after Speaker John Boehner announced that his fractured party would relent and not seek to add other items to the must-pass legislation.
Posted: 02/11/2014 - A Kansas assistant attorney general is urging state lawmakers to require mandatory $2,500 fines against anyone convicted of paying for sex, even if they receive diversion.
Updated: 02/11/2014 - A Kansas House committee has made short work of approving abortion legislation that addresses legal issues raised in state and federal lawsuits filed by abortion providers.
Updated: 02/11/2014 - Kansas House members have given first-round approval to a bill aimed at protecting people, groups and businesses that cite religious reasons for refusing to provide goods or services for gay weddings.
Posted: 02/10/2014 - the legislation authorizes students and school employees to greet each other with phrases used during traditional winter celebrations such as merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah and happy holidays.
Posted: 02/10/2014 - Supporters of a bill before the Kansas Senate say it could help improve research on the cause of children's deaths in the state.
Posted: 02/09/2014 - Oral health advocates in Kansas are pushing back against an effort to require cities that put fluoride in their water supplies to notify citizens that fluoride lowers the IQ in children.
Posted: 02/09/2014 - Two straight weak job reports have raised doubts about economists' predictions of breakout growth in 2014.
Updated: 02/09/2014 - The Obama administration is easing the rules for would-be asylum-seekers, refugees and other immigrants who have given "limited" support to terrorists or terrorist groups.