Kansas Legislature

Court Appointments
5:44 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Legislators Not Finished With Court Appointment Debate

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.

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Kansas Legislature
3:45 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Hard 50 Fix Clears House Committee

A Kansas House committee Tuesday passed a proposed fix for the state’s Hard 50 sentencing law.

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Legislature
4:17 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Brownback Officially Calls Special Session

Governor Sam Brownback Tuesday signed a proclamation officially calling a special session of the Kansas Legislature in September.

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State Regulations
3:28 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Committee Criticizes Tattoo, Body Piercing Rule Changes

A Kansas legislative committee Monday criticized proposed changes to state regulations on tattooing and piercing.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Richard Crowson: How To Stop An Alien Invasion

Recently, Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist who is director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, said that he wondered whether earth had already been visited by aliens. He contended that they may have observed human activity and concluded that there is no sign of intelligent life on our planet.

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Insurance Commissioner
5:50 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

House Insurance Committee Chair Steps Into Commissioner Race

The longtime chairman of the Kansas House Insurance Committee is seeking the Republican nomination for insurance commissioner.

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Kansas Bureau of Investigation
5:58 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

New Budget Includes KBI Projects

The budget approved by Kansas lawmakers over the weekend includes funding for two priorities of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Richard Crowson: A Tinfoil Dome

I was at the grocery store the other day when I rounded a corner and almost crashed my cart into that of another customer.

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Legislature
5:53 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Legislative Session Extends Past Deadline

The Kansas Legislature's annual session will go into overtime because of disagreements on tax issues among Republicans.

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Legislature
4:21 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Statehouse Republicans Gather In Rare Meeting

It was an unusual day at the Kansas Statehouse Thursday, as Republicans from the House and Senate gathered to smooth out differences between the two chambers on tax and budget issues. Some lawmakers said it had been at least seven years since Republicans from the two chambers met as a group to discuss policy.

“It’s fun as we go out to our dinners and take potshots at each other almost as if we’re competitors," said Ty Masterson, a Republican from Andover who heads the Kansas Senate budget committee. "But in reality, we’re all part of the same team, we are the legislative branch.”

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