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  • Kansas state Sens. Jeff Longbine, left, of Emporia, and Pat Apple, right, of Louisburg, confer as the Senate votes on legislation, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Both Republicans support a bill stripping cities and counties of their power to regulate guns. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

    Kansas Senate passes bill voiding local gun rules

    A Kansas proposal seen by the National Rifle Association as a model for stripping cities and counties of the power to regulate firearms and nullify existing local gun ordinances is on track to clear the state Legislature quickly after the Senate approved it Wednesday.


  • Report: Kansas economic growth trails neighbors

    Kansas trails five neighboring states in 11 of 12 categories that measure the rate of recovery from the recession, according to a report released this week by a nonpartisan Wichita business group.


  • Kansas school funding solution proves elusive

    It would seem a simple task. Write a check for $129 million and satisfy a Kansas Supreme Court ruling regarding the constitutionality of school funding.


  • Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback discusses his opposition to the federal government's listing the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species during a news conference, Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Kansas plans to join Oklahoma in a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

    Prairie chicken listing pushes Kansas into lawsuit

    Kansas will join a lawsuit against the federal agency that's listing the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species, Gov. Sam Brownback announced Friday, saying the designation isn't necessary to rebuild the bird's population.


  • Kansas governor decries prairie chicken decision

    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback criticized the federal government's decision to add the lesser prairie chicken to its list of threatened species Thursday as an "overreach," and a spokeswoman said his office is considering a lawsuit.


  • Governor pleased with Kansas school bill progress

    Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said Tuesday he was optimistic that legislators were getting closer to a school funding solution to satisfy a Kansas Supreme Court ruling, though he would like to see more of the new spending directed toward classrooms.


  • Kansas lawmakers pass bill to name state fossils

    Kansas legislators have given final approval to a bill designating a winged dinosaur and an ancient sea creature as the state's official fossils.


  • Governor signs Kansas party-switching limits bill

    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed legislation pushed by fellow Republicans making it harder for voters to switch parties before primary elections.


  • Party-switching limits in Kansas governor's hands

    Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has until March 31 to decide the fate of the Kansas GOP's plan to make it harder for voters to switch parties before primary elections.


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