The Latest From “Under the Dome”

2019 Legislative Session Officially Over Sine Die

The House and Senate returned to Topeka for their Sine Die day and officially ended the 2019 Legislative Session just after 1:30 pm. Usually this is a largely ceremonial day and many legislators don't even show up, but this year there were a number of items of...

Statement on the Governor’s line-item veto of additional KPERS contributions

Kansas NEA remains committed to the long term viability and security of the Kansas Public Employee Retirement System. No retiree benefits or future payments will be impacted by Governor Kelly's recent action to line-item veto an additional payment to KPERS this year....

Tell Gov. Kelly – Stop the Corporate Tax Giveaway!

We need your help today to protect Kansas' tomorrow. After their earlier attempts failed, the Kansas Legislature returned in the final days of the 2019 session to pass a new tax bill. Now known as CCR for HB 2033, this legislation retains harmful corporate tax...

Session ends; Sine Die set for May 29

Moderate Republicans abandon efforts on Medicaid/KanCare expansion KanCare expansion - an effort to provide health care to 150,000 uninsured working Kansans - failed late on May 4 as moderate Republican members of the Kansas House of Representatives abandoned a...

House digs in on Medicaid expansion demanding a Senate vote!

With Senate President Susan Wagle (R-Wichita) and Majority Leader Jim Denning (R-Overland Park) steadfastly refusing the allow a vote on KanCare (Medicaid) expansion in the Senate even though it is supported by a majority of Senators, House Democrats and Moderate...