A Kansas Senate committee is considering a bill that would stop people from switching political parties in the final weeks before a primary election.
Republicans in the Kansas Senate have blocked a proposal from Democrats to require all legislative party caucus meetings to be open to the public.
The Senate voted 30-8 Wednesday against a proposal from Minority Leader Anthony Hensley.
Only one Republican, Carolyn McGinn of Sedgwick, supported his measure.
The Kansas Open Meetings Act generally requires government meetings to be open to the public. It has an exception for the Legislature, so that each chamber can close their daily caucus meetings.
U.S. Senator Pat Roberts is facing questions about whether he can claim Kansas as his home, as he seeks a fourth Senate term.
Roberts and his wife own a duplex in Dodge City, but it has a tenant.
He's registered to vote at another Dodge City address less than half a mile away. That home belongs to some longtime friends and supporters; he rents a room and a bathroom there for $300 a month.
The issue is getting new scrutiny after a New York Times story suggested Roberts was "desperate" to re-establish ties with his home state.
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger is opposing Governor Brownback's re-election as governor.
Commissioner Praeger has joined a new bipartisan group hoping to thwart Brownback's bid for a second term.
Praeger went public yesterday about her break with Brownback and other Kansas Republicans.
She's appearing in an online video criticizing the governor from the Reroute the Roadmap group.
The group's six sponsors include Wichita businesswoman Jill Docking.
Democrat Paul Davis raised a little more than $1 million in cash contributions in less than five months for his campaign to unseat Republican incumbent Sam Brownback in the Kansas governor's race.
Davis' campaign also reported Wednesday that it ended 2013 with almost $771,000 in his campaign treasury. Davis is the Kansas House minority leader and launched his campaign in early August.
His campaign described the fundraising as unprecedented for a challenger.
A close ally of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says the Republican raised more than $1.6 million in cash contributions last year for his re-election campaign.
The national group "Senate Conservatives Fund" has endorsed Milton Wolf in campaign against Senator Roberts for the Kansas Republican primary.
Wolf is a radiologist in Leawood, Kansas, and is running against Roberts as a tea party candidate.
He's criticized Roberts on budget, tax and health care issues and sees the endorsement as helping him build momentum.
Former South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint founded the Senate Conservatives Fund.
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts has announced he'll vote against a bipartisan budget deal, but the Kansas Republican's primary opponent says Roberts should have spoken up earlier.
Kansas City is competing to be the site of the 2016 Republican National Convention.
The Kansas City Convention and Visitors Association says it's received its bid package from the Republican National Committee.
Officials from both Kansas and Missouri are still working out what the GOP will want from the host city as far as the number of hotel rooms and transportation requirements.
Several other cities, including Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Cleveland and Detroit also have expressed interest in hosting the 2016 event.
The number of voter registrations on hold in Kansas is rising again.
The state's new proof-of-citizenship requirement has many new voters in limbo until they prove they're U.S. citizens.
Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office says that almost 17,700 registrations are on hold now.
Those "on hold" have not yet provided a birth certificate, passport or other papers documenting their U.S. citizenship to election officials.
The figure peaked at about 18,500 in October but then dropped to fewer than 17,200.