Kansas Legislature

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

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

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

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.

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

New Budget Includes KBI Projects

Jun 3, 2013

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

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

Legislative Session Extends Past Deadline

May 23, 2013

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

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.”

Kansas lawmakers returned to the Statehouse on Wednesday, but reached the weekend having made little progress on the major issues that remain for this legislative session.