Latest Kansas Attorney General's Office News

Missouri's Schmitt slams local handling of school abuse case

Sep. 25, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

STOCKTON, Mo. (AP) — The attorney general in a letter to the governor wrote that a southwestern Missouri prosecutor is ignoring his advice and going easy on a Christian boarding school accused of abuse. Attorney General Eric Schmitt in the Thursday letter asked Gov....

Injured ex-cop now attorney running for Kansas AG's office

Sep. 21, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — An attorney who was forced to give up a career as a police officer after a drunken driver struck him is running for Kansas attorney general next year as a Democrat. Chris Mann, of Lawrence, launched his campaign Tuesday with a short video, ...

Kansas pandemic response panel approves extra nurses’ pay

Sep. 10, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas hospitals will receive $50 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds for extra pay for nurses to keep them on the job but will be required to report monthly on how many nurses they’ve lost and why under a plan a state task force approved Friday. ...

GOP group held 'war games' for state AGs before Trump loss

Sep. 10, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An offshoot of the Republican Attorneys General Association that sent a robocall urging “patriots” to support then-President Donald Trump at the Jan. 6 rally that preceded the storming of the U.S. Capitol held a special “war games” meeting weeks before the...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Aug. 10, 2021 07:11 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. August 6, 2021. Editorial: UG Mayor Alvey blocking a vote on badly needed municipal ID and immigration reform Wyandotte County residents who support an inclusive, vibrant community must press their case for an immediate vote on a...

Kansas AG vows to prosecute any violation of election laws

Aug. 02, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Monday he will prosecute any violations of election laws in Douglas County that the district attorney refuses to act upon. Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez, a Democrat, said last week her...