Kansas Legislature

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.

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.