State Government

Judge strikes down limits on Kansas officials’ COVID powers

TOPEKA — A judge in Kansas' most populous county on Thursday struck down as unconstitutional a state law requiring unusually speedy legal hearings and decisions for people challenging mask requirements and other COVID-19 restrictions. Johnson County District Judge David Hauber's ruling also ...

Kansas racial justice panel recommends expanding Medicaid, changing tax laws and more

TOPEKA — A Kansas racial justice panel appointed by Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly has recommended expanding Medicaid, adding another income tax bracket for top-income earners, restoring a food sales tax rebate and banning Native American mascots and team names in public schools. The 15-member ...