Rep. Ken Corbet, left, Sen. Caryn Tyson, and Rep. Steven Johnson, members of an interim tax committee, ask questions of officials representing city and county governments about the impact that new property tax limitations are having on local governments.
Gov. Sam Brownback answers questions about his plans to step down from office, and the major projects his administration has underway that will impact future governors and Legislatures for decades to come.
Gov. Sam Brownback tells reporters he does not plan to step down as governor unless or until he is confirmed as President Donald Trump's Ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom.
Statehouse tree lighting: Bianca Dryden, left, and Landon Beery, both of Topeka, helped Gov. Sam Brownback and First Lady Mary Brownback throw the switch to light up the Statehouse Christmas tree during a ceremony Wednesday in the Capitol.
Mirielle Burgoyne of the Pew Charitable Trusts answers questions from a joint legislative Commerce Committee about how the state can do a better job of tracking the effectiveness of its economic development incentives.
Nick Jordan, interim Secretary of the Kansas Department of Commerce, testifies before an interim committee about Sales Tax and Revenue, or STAR bonds, an economic development tool used to finance development of retail districts like the Village West shopping and sports complex in Wyandotte County.
Nick Jordan, interim secretary of the Kansas Department of Commerce, testifies before an interim committee about Sales Tax and Revenue, or STAR, bonds, an economic development tool used to finance development of retail districts like the Village West shopping and sports complex in Wyandotte County.
Rep. Blaine Finch, R-Ottawa, chairman of a special interim committee dealing with the ongoing school finance lawsuit, asks a question during a committee meeting Monday, Dec. 4.
Kansas Department of Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood tells a legislative committee he plans to spend nearly $300 million over 20 years to develop a new prison facility at Lansing.
Rep. Dan Hawkins, R-Wichita, says the state needs to move forward with reauthorizing its privatized Medicaid program and that concerns over provisions such as a work requirement for some recipients can be ironed out in the process.
Donald Trump, Jr., left, oldest son of President Trump, highlights a campaign fundraiser Tuesday in Overland Park for Kansas Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach.
Donald Trump, Jr., left, son of President Donald Trump, was the guest of honor at a campaign fundraiser Tuesday in Overland Park for Kansas Secretary of State and GOP gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach.
Kansas interim Medicaid Director Jon Hamdorf answers questions from a legislative oversight committee about plans to launch "KanCare 2.0," a new version of the state's privatized Medicaid program.
Alan Conroy, executive director of the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, tells lawmakers that the financial health of the fund is improving, despite the state failing to make some recent payments, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka.
Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer introduces Gina Meier-Hummel, of Lawrence, to be the next secretary of the Department for Children and Families, effective Dec. 1. Meier-Hummel is currently director of the Children's Shelter.
The historic Menninger Clock Tower rises above the forested MacLennan and Kaw River parks adjacent to the governor's mansion, Cedar Crest, where roughly 20 miles of hiking and biking trails have become a popular outdoor attraction.
The trail system in MacLennan Park and Kaw River State Park adjacent to Cedar Crest are popular attractions for cross country cyclists.
The Kansas River is easily accessible from the hiking and biking trails in MacLennan Park and Kaw River Park, both adjacent to the governor's mansion, Cedar Crest, in Topeka.
There are an estimated 20 miles of hiking and biking trails in the forested area just west of the governor's mansion, Cedar Crest, in Topeka.
Gov. Sam Brownback and his wife, Mary, dedicate the trail system adjacent to Cedar Crest in honor of Ken Smith, at right, the chief maintenance officer at the governor's mansion and the person primarily responsible for developing the trails.