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Kansas Lawmakers Could Debate Death Penalty Next Year

Posted: 09/15/2013 - The issue surfaced this month as legislators met briefly to fix a constitutional flaw in the Hard 50 sentencing procedure for offenders convicted of premeditated first-degree murder.

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Issues With Kansas Voter Citizenship Rule Linger

Posted: 09/09/2013 - Kansas lawmakers have learned that administrative issues are likely to linger from a state law requiring new voters to provide proof of their U.S. citizenship.

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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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UPDATE: Kansas 'Hard 50' Bill Goes To Governor

Updated: 09/04/2013 - The Kansas Senate has sent Gov. Sam Brownback a bill revising a state law allowing 50-year sentences in certain murder cases to fix a constitutional flaw.

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Kansas, Nevada Tout Expansion Of Voter Check Program

Posted: 08/30/2013 - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says Nevada has joined a program in which states compare voter registration records annually, bringing the number participating to 25.

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Immigration Debate Heated At Kansas Lawmaker's Forum

Posted: 08/15/2013 - A Kansas congresswoman's town hall meeting grew heated as the discussion turned to immigration, and a pastor found himself shouted down for suggesting compassion for immigrants in the U.S. illegally.

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32 Kansas Mayors Urge Immigration Reform

Posted: 08/14/2013 - Thirty-two Kansas mayors have signed a letter urging the state's congressional delegation to support immigration reform efforts.

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ACLU Notifies Kansas Of Possible Lawsuit Over Voter Law

Posted: 08/13/2013 - The American Civil Liberties Union has notified Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach that it intends to file a federal lawsuit over a state law requiring new voters to provide proof of their U.S. citizenship.

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