Republicans Roger Marshall of Kansas and Josh Hawley of Missouri were among a handful of conservative U.S. senators who opposed moving forward with a Democratic-sponsored measure for confronting hate crimes against Asian Americans.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt led a bipartisan effort in pressing Congress for increased funding to provide the necessary tools for state and local law enforcement agencies to identify, report and prevent hate crimes in their jurisdictions.
A split among Republicans on Friday blocked a proposal from conservative Kansas lawmakers to allow parents of academically struggling students to pay for private schooling with state dollars normally earmarked for public schools.
Republicans will vote on removing a powerful Kansas lawmaker charged with drunken driving from his leadership job following the release of a document saying he taunted the Highway Patrol trooper who arrested him and called the officer “donut boy.”
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.
Republicans in the GOP-controlled Kansas House are formally registering their opposition to Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s plan for encouraging counties to keep mask mandates in place as a potentially more infectious strain of coronavirus becomes more widespread in the state.
More than 25 people from across Kansas gathered Monday morning outside the Statehouse as they called for Sen. Gene Suellentrop to resign following his arrest earlier this month for driving under the influence and related offenses.
Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay on Friday announced that he has filed criminal charges against Kansas Senate Majority Leader Gene Suellentrop in connection with the senator’s March 16 DUI arrest.
The original executive order from Kansas Governor Laura Kelly that requires masks in all public places is in effect through next Wednesday (March 31). With that came confusion for Sedgwick County commissioners.