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Kansas Democrats said Saturday that a day-old school funding ruling from the state's highest court will help their chances of unseating Republican Gov. Sam Brownback this year as Democratic challenger Paul Davis makes education spending the cornerstone issue of his campaign.
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins sponsored the bill that would delay by one year the mandate that individuals carry health insurance or pay a tax penalty. Jenkins called it a matter of fairness since the Obama administration has delayed mandates that large- and medium-sized employers provide health coverage to their workers. It was the 50th time the U.S. House has voted to delay, defund or repeal all or part of the Affordable Care Act. By Peter Hancock
A northeast Kansas prosecutor has opened his campaign for the U.S. Senate seat by criticizing three-term Republican incumbent Pat Roberts for moving to the right on issues.
TOPEKA — Influential gun rights groups are pushing proposals in Kansas to strip cities and counties of any power to restrict the open carrying of firearms or regulate guns, telling legislators Thursday that a muddle of local rules confuses firearms owners and infringes upon their civil liberties.
A Kansas Senate committee's chairwoman is pushing a proposal that would make it illegal to pay women to be surrogate mothers and void existing surrogacy contracts.
TOPEKA — The new guide for legislative interns at the Capitol does not contain proposed restrictions ranging from the amount of perfume and the number of earrings interns can wear.
Democratic challenger Paul Davis raised a little more than $1 million in cash contributions in less than five months for his campaign to unseat Republican incumbent Sam Brownback in the Kansas governor's race.
WASHINGTON — The Agriculture Department says it's making permanent rules that allow schools to serve larger portions of lean meat and whole grains in school lunches and other meals.
The Kansas Hospital Association has reportedly hired a former Health and Human Services secretary to craft a Medicaid expansion plan that Republicans can support. Gov. Sam Brownback has remained noncommittal about expanding health coverage, even though most of the cost would be paid by the federal government. By Peter Hancock
Alarmed by the sharp change of direction in state government under Gov. Sam Brownback, a group of former Republican legislators has vowed to try to change his policies, with some members of the group working against his re-election. By Scott Rothschild
Lawrence resident Tim Hjersted fired up Films for Action four years ago as a forum to present activist-minded films to local audiences. FFA will also reach the KU campus in 2009 thanks to Will Stewart-Starks, who is planning screenings at ...
Event organizer Lori Learned Robinson talks about the Occupy Lawrence protest, an offshoot of the national Occupy Wall Street movement.
U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran gives his thoughts on the debt ceiling during a town hall-style meeting at the Lawrence Public Library on Monday.
Governor Sam Brownback delivered his first State of the State Address on Wednesday. Brownback outlined plans to move the state forward. 6News reporter Will DuPree explains why growing the economy is a top priority.
Governor-Elect Sam Brownback speaks about economic development, education and medicaid in an interview with the Journal-World, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010.
Dennis Moore's wife may aim for the Democratic nomination for the 3rd Congressional district in the next election.
A misconduct complaint against the house speaker is going to receive a full hearing. The complaint comes from conflict-of-interest concerns.
Money could be allocated to help construct the South Lawrence Trafficway if a bill makes its way through Washington.
Two Kansas political leaders have gone from rivals to teammates.
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins addressed both sides of the health care issue at the Dole Institute of Politics of the KU campus Tuesday. Jenkins heads back to Washington next week.
Congressman Dennis Moore discussed the economic slowdown with a guardedly optimistic tone.