The Latest From “Under the Dome”

How NOT to End the “Cycle of Litigation” and New Democrats in the Senate

Republican Leaders Want to Toss Out the Constitutional School Finance System? If we had a dollar for every time that Republican leadership in the Kansas House and Senate last year said they want to "end the cycle of litigation over school finance," we would be retired...

New House Leadership Teams Elected

Members of the Kansas State House of Representatives met today to elect leaders for the upcoming legislative sessions. We knew going in that there were going to be some challenges to the current leadership team and the results showed a few upsets. Republicans...

Legislative Task Force on Dyslexia: Penultimate Meeting?

The Legislative Task Force on Dyslexia met this week in an effort to begin (and hopefully finish) drafting their final report to the Legislature which is due on January 30, 2019. It didn’t take long to become clear that more time would be needed. They did hear from...

Close Elections Shaking Out

We had an unusually large number of Kansas House races that were remarkably close and those that are looking at absentee and provisional ballots as a result are now becoming closer to resolution. In House District 72, on election night incumbent Democrat Tim Hodge was...

We Had an Election!

The 2018 election is finally over and the preliminary results are in. It’s what you might call a “mixed bag.” On the one hand, on the federal level, the Democrats have taken control of the U.S. House of Representatives and Kansas is part of that change with the defeat...