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A protester outside the Kansas Statehouse in the spring of 2020. (Photo from Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

The Democratic governor has warred with Republican leaders in the Legislature over emergency orders throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Legislators outside the door to the Kansas House. (Photo: Stephen Koranda, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, May 10th, 2021

Conservatives flexed the strength of their legislative supermajority, but they failed to override Democratic Governor Laura Kelly on some key issues.

 Lawmakers in the Kansas Statehouse failed to override a veto on a bill to restrict transgender athletes. (Photo by Stephen Koranda, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, May 3rd, 2021

Democratic Governor Laura Kelly warned that the ban would have encouraged more bullying and cost the state business.  

Kris Kobach is running for another office: Kansas attorney general. (Photo by Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, April 29th, 2021

Kobach lost a race for governor against Democrat Laura Kelly and lost the Republican primary for U.S. Senate to Roger Marshall. He's a staunch supporter of Donald Trump and was an adviser to the former president on immigration and voting fraud.

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by J. Schafer)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

Kansas lawmakers will return to the Statehouse next week (May 3) to start the final days of the legislative session.

(Photo by Scott Canon, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, April 23rd, 2021

Currently, Kansans 21 years and over can carry concealed weapons without special permits. Expect the Legislature to try to override the governor.  

(Photo by Carlos Moreno, KCUR-FM 89.3)
Kansas News Service Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

Conservatives contend transgender athletes bring unfair advantages to girls' and women's sports. The governor says the law would cost the state business — and set up transgender people for more harassment.  

(Photo by Carlos Moreno, KCUR Radio)
Kansas News Service Thursday, April 15th, 2021

Republicans and Democrats across the country are fighting over whether transgender athletes should be welcome in girls' and women's sports. The Kansas Legislature passed a ban, but it looks destined for a veto.

Protestors late last month calling for Gene Suellentrop to quit the Legislature. (Photo by Stephen Koranda, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, April 9th, 2021

Kansas Senate Majority Leader Gene Suellentrop of Wichita was removed from his powerful leadership position, but retains his Senate seat. 

 One of many wind farms that dot Kansas. (Photo by Brian Grimmett, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

Kansas lawmakers skeptical of wind power might pull the plug on future wind farm development. 

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