Latest Kansas Attorney General's Office News

Kansas to get $27.6M from firm investigated over drug costs

Dec. 06, 2021 17:58 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will receive nearly $27.6 million from a legal settlement with the company that manages prescription costs for its Medicaid program, after an investigation into whether the company had overcharged the state, Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Monday. ...

Schmidt: Kansas universities violating state's new COVID law

Nov. 30, 2021 18:11 PM EST

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has notified state education officials that some public universities are violating a state law passed last week that loosened requirements for obtaining medical and religious exemptions to COVID-19 vaccinations. Schmidt wrote a letter...

Company that dumped private records in public trash is fined

Nov. 02, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A national company will pay nearly $500,000 in fines for improperly disposing of documents that contained personal information of clients, the Kansas Attorney General's Office said. Attorney General Derek Schmidt sued SearchTec, which has a...

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...