Kansas Legislature

Stephen Koranda

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.

"Further questions on the amendment? Senator from Wilson, Senator Knox. Thank you Mr. Chairman. I rise in opposition to this amendment."

The bills would add live audio and video streaming from four of the most-active committee rooms. Committees are where much of the real work on bills takes place. Representative Reid Petty, a Republican from Liberal, says many people in his district can't take the time for a nearly six-hour drive to the Statehouse.

Lucy can’t get over us human beings.

The Kansas Senate has given first-round approval to a bill adding cellphone numbers to the state's no call law for telephone solicitors.

Happy Valentine's Day to all you googly-eyed lovers out there! Give your honey an extra little squeeze this morning, safe and secure in the knowledge that your Kansas Legislature is working tirelessly in defense of the sanctity of the right kind of marriage.

Testimony on a bill that would speed up death penalty appeals in Kansas concluded Tuesday at the state Legislature.

A staff member with the attorney general's office told a Senate committee that long filings and delays often extend the process. But Sarah Johnson, a defense attorney who has worked on death penalty cases, said the cases are very complex and a lot of time is needed to prepare.

Johnson said the bill could harm certain defense cases.

Some Kansas lawmakers could be required to submit to drug testing next legislative session as part of a new law. But it appears there would be no legal or financial consequences if they test positive for drug use.

A proposal for strengthening the "Hard 50" murder sentencing law in Kansas is likely to be considered next year by legislators.

A special committee in the Kansas Legislature continued talks on school funding Thursday in Topeka.

A special committee of the Kansas Legislature spent Wednesday learning about how the state funds schools and hearing details on past lawsuits concerning school spending.

Legislators Not Finished With Court Appointment Debate

Sep 5, 2013

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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