State Government

Medicaid expansion in Kansas could hinge on down-ballot primary races

Topeka — Control of the Kansas Legislature could turn on dozens of down-ballot races in Tuesday’s primary election, in which many of the contests, particularly for the Kansas Senate, pit conservative Republicans against moderate incumbents. In Republican Senate primaries, moderates facing ...

GOP leaders can’t bank on Trump’s help in Kansas’ U.S. Senate race

Holton — Establishment GOP leaders are scrambling to pull out a win in a tense battle for the nomination in Kansas’ U.S. Senate race, and they won’t be able to count on last-minute help from President Donald Trump. Trump has signaled to allies that he won’t endorse in the primary ...

Kansas Statehouse in Topeka, February 2014.

Kansas allocates $254M in federal virus relief funds

Belle Plaine — The Kansas State Finance Council has allocated more than $254 million of federal coronavirus relief funds mostly toward efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 and boost the state’s economy. The group’s unanimous approval on Wednesday slated the federal funds for public ...