State Government

The average Kansan could see monthly bill for natural gas increase by as much as $100

WICHITA — Your natural gas bill is going to go up this winter. Natural gas prices run nearly double what they did a year ago and experts predict the increased prices will last at least through the winter. Utility companies pass the cost of natural gas directly on to their customers. As the ...

U.S. Congressman Jake LaTurner to host public forum in Lawrence this week

Congressman Jake LaTurner will be hosting a public forum in Lawrence this week. LaTurner, R-Kan., will host a forum from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Lawrence Public Library, according to a spokeswoman with the library. LaTurner represents Kansas’ 2nd Congressional ...

Kansas governor bypasses lawmakers, creates child advocate

TOPEKA — Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday created an independent office to review complaints against Kansas' foster care system and recommend changes in child welfare policies, a longtime goal of advocates for abused and neglected children. The Democratic governor's move to create the office by ...

Kansas governments struggle to hire public sector workers

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Some local Kansas governments are operating with 10% of their positions unfilled, making it hard to deliver the services that citizens expect. Across the state, Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows that Kansas has seen a 4.7% drop in the number of public sector workers, ...

Sen. Marshall to host town hall, take questions in Lawrence on Saturday

U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall will host a town hall meeting Saturday morning in Lawrence. According to a press release late Friday afternoon, Marshall, R-Kansas, will host a public forum where he will take questions from constituents from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday at Sports Pavilion Lawrence, ...