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Ex-Kansas Gov. Colyer riled by disclosure of personal data

Jun. 10, 2021 14:15 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer says a Kansas county election office isn’t doing enough to protect him after it accidentally disclosed his Social Security number to a political research firm this spring. Colyer is running for governor in 2022,...

Plan would return Kansas Statehouse prayer room to 1st spot

May. 29, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators have hatched a plan for returning the Kansas Statehouse's meditation room to its original spot after Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly moved it to create more space for her staff. Senate President Ty Masterson, an Andover Republican,...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

May. 18, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. May 14, 2021. Editorial: GOP blames Kelly for delays getting Kansans the unemployment checks they want to end On Thursday, we learned that state GOP officials want to make some campaign videos starring Kansans who struggled to get...

Leader of new group, another Democrat to leave Kansas House

May. 11, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas City-area Democrats plan to resign from the Kansas House later this year, with one announcing his decision Tuesday after helping launch a liberal nonprofit group. State Rep. Brett Parker, of Overland Park, said he will spend more time with...

Kansas lawmakers override vetoes on taxes, guns, elections

May. 03, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican lawmakers on Monday cut Kansas' income taxes, lowered the age for carrying a concealed gun and tightened state election laws by overriding Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's vetoes of those measures. A series of votes in the GOP-controlled...

Top Kansas court upholds law barring 'wrongful birth' suits

Apr. 30, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' highest court on Friday upheld a law barring so-called wrongful birth lawsuits against doctors, in a case in which a couple sued because they weren't told of serious fetal defects until after an abortion could have been obtained. ...

Ex-Kansas governor launches bid; GOP rivals test key themes

Apr. 19, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer on Monday formally launched his campaign to reclaim the office in 2022, portraying himself as the true conservative in the Republican primary as his main GOP rival questioned his electability. Colyer and Attorney...

Kansas governor vetoes Republicans’ proposed income tax cuts

Apr. 16, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday vetoed proposed income tax cuts in Kansas, the third time in two years that she has rejected a Republican plan and accused GOP lawmakers of trying to revive a nationally notorious fiscal experiment. ...

Judge: 2019 ruling nullifies Kansas abortion procedure ban

Apr. 07, 2021 22:04 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A judge ruled Wednesday that a Kansas law banning a common second-trimester abortion procedure is “unconstitutional and unenforceable” under a 2019 state Supreme Court ruling protecting abortion rights. Shawnee County District Judge Teresa...

Ex-Kansas GOP Chair Adkins seeks rematch with Rep. Davids

Apr. 05, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas Republican Party chair wants a rematch in 2022 against Democratic U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids after losing to Davids last year. Amanda Adkins announced Monday that she is running again for the GOP nomination in Kansas' 3rd...