Leaders of the Kansas House and Senate Judiciary committees expect lawmakers to renew consideration of the way judges are appointed to the state Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.
The all-Republican Kansas congressional delegation is almost unanimous in its opposition to a U.S. military action in Syria.
Though the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System reported a 14.5 percent net return on investment last year, the fund's gap between assets and liabilities rose by $1 billion last year.
KPERS executive director Alan Conroy told state lawmakers Wednesday that deferred losses from the market collapse in 2008 are mostly to blame for the system's unfunded liability increase to $10.2 billion.
The Kansas Senate has confirmed the nomination of Caleb Stegall to the Kansas Court of Appeals.
About 100 people from the Wichita-based voter advocacy group KanVote rallied at the State House Tuesday urging legislators to repeal the new voter law. But their effort immediately stalled.The NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union and Equality Kansas have also called publicly for the law's repeal.More than 15,900 legal Kansas residents' voter registrations are "on hold" because they have yet to provide proper documents; until then, they can't legally vote.
A Kansas House committee Tuesday passed a proposed fix for the state’s Hard 50 sentencing law.
Kansas Senate hearings begin Tuesday on Gov. Sam Brownback's nominee for the state Court of Appeals.
Former Republican Kansas Senator Nancy Kassebaum Baker and former U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Deanell Tacha are skeptical about the new judicial selection system that Kansas has adopted.
A Kansas Senate committee will hold a hearing next week to consider Gov. Sam Brownback's choice to fill an open court seat.
Kansas Court of Appeals nominee Caleb Stegall has submitted more than 300 pages of documents to the Senate Judiciary Committee that will review his appointment by Gov. Sam Brownback.Stegall currently serves as Brownback's chief counsel.He also submitted dozens of pages of magazine articles and online columns he has written, including book reviews and commentaries that hint at his conservative politics.