Topeka

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KNSS News
January 23, 2020 - 8:02 pm
Kansas' top court has dismissed a lawsuit over funding for the state's court system filed by six trial-court judges against the Kansas Legislature.
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January 22, 2020 - 8:08 pm
An Air National Guard brigadier general will be the state's new adjutant general.
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January 21, 2020 - 6:16 pm
Consultants are recommending that the state spend more than $100 million to renovate the Docking State Office Building in Topeka. Former Gov. Sam Brownback's administration had recommended demolishing the building. But a report released Tuesday to a state Senate committee dismissed that idea...
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January 21, 2020 - 6:10 pm
A lawmaker who made national headlines for switching to the Democrat Party has ended her campaign for a state Senate seat and will run for re-election to the House instead. Rep. Stephanie Clayton, (D-Overland Park), said Tuesday that Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly encouraged her last week to drop out...
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January 21, 2020 - 6:00 pm
Abortion opponents and abortion rights supporters have packed the Kansas Legislature's largest committee room and two panels are reviewing a proposal for overturning a state Supreme Court decision protecting abortion rights. Anti-abortion groups want to amend the Kansas Constitution to declare that...
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January 17, 2020 - 6:44 pm
Kansas lawmakers expect this year to have their most serious debate so far on medical marijuana. They're fueling high hopes for advocates who've been stymied by state's prohibitionist roots and a Republican-controlled Legislature. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has said she would sign a bill. A House...
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January 17, 2020 - 6:37 pm
A Kansas Court of Appeals judge, a Lawrence attorney and a veteran prosecutor now working for the attorney general's office are finalists for a state Supreme Court seat. A lawyer-led state nominating commission on Friday sent the candidates' names to Gov. Laura Kelly. She has until March 17 to pick...
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January 16, 2020 - 6:58 pm
A former Kansas Highway Patrol superintendent is asking the state Supreme Court to force Gov. Laura Kelly to reinstate him. Mark Bruce resigned under pressure in April after questions arose about an alleged domestic violence incident involving another official in the patrol. Bruce filed a petition...
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January 16, 2020 - 6:52 pm
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly is proposing that Kansas burn through more than half of its cash reserves to pay off some debt early. The proposed budget she released Thursday would do that while taking longer to close a long-term funding gap for the state pension system for teachers and government workers...
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January 16, 2020 - 5:47 pm
Kansas Labor Secretary Delia Garcia said Thursday that the state is better prepared to respond to layoffs stemming from the grounding of the troubled Boeing 737 Max than it was during the Great Recession, when it had to borrow money to prop up its unemployment insurance trust fund. That fund now...
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