Statehouse http://kmuw.org en KS Statehouse Visitors Can Now Carry Hidden Guns http://kmuw.org/post/ks-statehouse-visitors-can-now-carry-hidden-guns <p></p><p></p><p>Visitors with a concealed carry permit can now bring handguns into the Kansas Statehouse. The change took effect this week, and Statehouse security officers have a process in place to determine who's carrying in the Capitol. Stephen Koranda reports.</p><p></p><p>Visitors with a firearm will need to provide their concealed carry permit and a photo ID. Kansas Capitol Police Officer Stephen Crumpler says staff will screen the person for other weapons and use a system to double-check that the concealed carry permit is valid.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:24:04 +0000 Stephen Koranda 36909 at http://kmuw.org KS Statehouse Visitors Can Now Carry Hidden Guns Kansas Statehouse May Offer Online Streaming http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-statehouse-may-offer-online-streaming <p></p><p></p><p>Right now, there's only audio streaming from the floor of the House and Senate, so you can tune in to hear things like this.</p><p>"Further questions on the amendment? Senator from Wilson, Senator Knox. Thank you Mr. Chairman. I rise in opposition to this amendment."</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:35:29 +0000 Stephen Koranda 31481 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Statehouse May Offer Online Streaming State Officials Celebrate Kansas' 153rd Birthday In Newly Renovated Statehouse http://kmuw.org/post/state-officials-celebrate-kansas-153rd-birthday-newly-renovated-statehouse <p>State officials are marking Kansas' 153rd anniversary with a dedication of the newly renovated Capitol in Topeka today.</p><p>The 13-year renovation cost nearly $330 million dollars.</p><p>It included new ventilation and electrical systems, replacing of the roof and dome, and constructing a visitor center.</p><p>The project was carried out in phases and financed with bonds.</p><p>Hundreds of schoolchildren will join Governor Brownback, legislators and other officials for the festivities today.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:28:37 +0000 Associated Press 29521 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Statehouse Ready To Welcome Visitors After $330 Million Dollar Renovation http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-statehouse-ready-welcome-visitors-after-330-million-dollar-renovation <p>After 13 years and 330 million dollars in renovations, the Kansas Statehouse is ready to welcome visitors.</p><p>The project's final phase included an auditorium, a classroom, thousands of square feet of exhibition space and a visitors' center.</p><p>There's a ribbon cutting today to open the new space.</p><p>A formal ceremony to mark completion of the renovation project is scheduled for Kansas Day, Jan. 29.</p><p>Visitors will enter the building from the north at the ground level and proceed through the visitor center and into limestone corridors that are the foundation.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 15:09:49 +0000 Associated Press 28392 at http://kmuw.org Dozens Of Bills Passed Before Legislative Deadline http://kmuw.org/post/dozens-bills-passed-legislative-deadline <p>"Turnaround" is basically the midpoint of the legislative session. Most bills that haven’t passed one chamber by today are dead for this year. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 20:51:23 +0000 Stephen Koranda 13531 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news <p><b style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; ">Open Meetings Act; Statehouse Repairs Funded; State Withholds Payment to 3M; KU Ticket Scalping Case</b>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><b style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;&lt;hr&gt; ">Governor’s Open Meeting Issues Continue</b></p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 16:07:58 +0000 Chandra Stauffer 4758 at http://kmuw.org