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 ...

Kansas secretary of state opposes Trump’s suggestion to delay November election

Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab said Thursday his office opposes President Donald Trump’s suggestion to postpone the November election and urged the Kansas delegation to Congress to do the same. More than 300,000 Kansans received advance by mail ballots for this year’s primary ...

Kansas agency balks at releasing records for slain child

BELLE PLAINE — Kansas' child welfare agency balked at releasing records about a 3-year-old girl whose battered body was found this month, despite a 2018 law that aimed to make such documents more transparent. That law says Kansas Department for Children and Families' documents are public ...