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Governor’s Budget funds schools, health care, foster care… but does not raise taxes.

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly Governor Kelly outlined her vision for Kansas in her first State of the State Address last night and the focus was on three areas: 1) funding our K-12 schools to end the "cycle of litigation," 2) expanding Medicaid to provide health...

Committees continue to gather information; Governor Kelly gives State of the State Address

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly delivering her first state of the state address. House Appropriations gets thorough update on revenue resources Chairman Troy Waymaster opened the appropriations committee with a round-robin introduction of members, legislative staffers and...

Legislature Jumping Right In

It's not usual for us to have four committee meetings to attend on the first day of the session - often it's not usual to have four on any day of the first week. But not so this year. We've been in the statehouse all day today! First big tax bill First up was a...

Sykes and Clayton Join the Democrats in Topeka!

Two more incumbent Kansas Republican legislators have decided to leave the Republican Party, register as Democrats and join the Democratic caucuses in the Statehouse. As you already know, Senator Barbara Bollier (D-Mission Hills), left the Republican Party earlier...

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...