The nation's tax agency has admitted to inappropriately scrutinizing smaller tea party organizations that applied for tax-exempt status, and senior Treasury Department officials were notified in the midst of the 2012 presidential election season that an internal investigation was underway.
Several conservative legislators have argued that Kansas can't afford the price of implementing the standards, or the strings that may be associated with following them.
Republican Senate leaders aren't budging much on lowering the state's sales tax in July as part of a plan that also cuts income taxes.
Kansas lawmakers are close to approving limits on the use of state tax dollars to lobby federal, state or local officials on gun control issues.
Negotiations on the Kansas budget for the next two fiscal years have come to an abrupt halt after senators demanded a final offer from the House that could lead to ending the 2013 session.
The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee says the Internal Revenue Service's improper targeting of tea party and conservative groups seems to be part of a culture of cover-ups and political intimidation by the Obama administration.
House Minority Leader Paul Davis said Thursday that he'll take an unspecified "course of administrative action" against Tyler Longpine, his director of special projects.
Republicans in the Kansas Senate are preparing to review a new, compromise plan for cutting income taxes and canceling part of a scheduled decline in the state sales tax.
Kansas House and Senate negotiators are preparing to go back to work on a new state budget with hopes of bringing the legislative session to a close.
Kansas legislators are restarting public negotiations aimed at resolving their differences over tax issues.
Kansas senators have approved a bill authorizing the state to issue an additional $202 million in bonds for a new biodefense lab in Manhattan.
Top leaders of the Kansas Legislature aren't ruling out the possibility that its annual session might extend into next week.
82 percent of voters favored a sales tax increase to make improvements to EMS and fire stations among other facilities
The bill eliminates direct payments and other farm subsidies, but it also creates new subsidies.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved President Barack Obama's nominee to serve as U.S. ambassador to Libya.
Republicans in the Kansas Senate plan to discuss tax issues as Gov. Sam Brownback and top GOP legislative leaders continue private negotiations.
Attorney General Eric Holder says he's ordered a Justice Department investigation into the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups for extra tax scrutiny.
The Kansas Senate plans to debate Gov. Sam Brownback's proposal to authorize an additional $202 million for a new, national biodefense lab.
Gov. Sam Brownback says private negotiations on tax issues with the Kansas Legislature's top Republicans are "going well" but he can't predict when GOP leaders will agree on a plan.
President Barack Obama is dismissing Republican criticism of his administration's handling of the attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Libya
Kansas legislators are returning to the Statehouse to continue their annual session certain they'll miss their goal of finishing business in 80 days.
Stalling is an important tactic for Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle as she tries to push a reluctant House toward canceling a scheduled sales tax decrease.
A D.C. Fire Department official said that the smell eventually dissipated, and there was no fire.
Attorney General Derek Schmidt's office still is determining whether it can release an accounting firm's report on revisions to a 1998 legal settlement between states and tobacco companies.
Rep. Phil Hermanson invited his girlfriend to the Kansas House on the pretext of helping honor a student from the Wichita area. Turns out the honor was all his.
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