Latest Kansas state government News

The approved multistate wind-power transmission line will increase energy capacity for Missouri

Oct. 12, 2023 19:51 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Regulators on Thursday gave the go-ahead for a multistate wind-energy power line to provide the equivalent of four nuclear power plants' worth of energy to Missouri consumers. At issue is the Grain Belt Express, a power line that will carry wind energy from...

With funding for Kansas schools higher, the attorney general wants to close their lawsuit

Oct. 12, 2023 16:40 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Republican attorney general asked the state's highest court to reward the GOP-controlled Legislature for following through on a decade's worth of court-mandated education funding increases by making it harder for local school districts to force higher spending in the...

Kansas will no longer change trans people's birth certificates to reflect their gender identities

Sep. 15, 2023 20:45 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will no longer change transgender people's birth certificates to reflect their gender identities, the state health department said Friday, citing a new law that prevents the state from legally recognizing those identities. The decision from the state...