A Kansas Senate committee has ratified a conservative Republican lawmaker's proposal to deny $10 million to the University of Kansas Medical Center for an expansion.
Budgets for Kansas public schools for the next two academic years are moving forward with slight increases in per-student spending in fiscal year 2015.
Lobbyists in Kansas reported spending almost 6 percent more in 2012 to influence state government officials than they did in 2011.
Advocates of children with dyslexia are hoping Kansas lawmakers will pass a bill this year that spells out how schools serve students with dyslexia.
Gov. Sam Brownback's recent presentations about the state's finances are apparently at odds with other state figures.
Republican leaders in the Kansas Senate are signaling nervousness over the fate of legislation to further overhaul the state's tax system after massive income tax cuts last year.
Kansas lawmakers are once again facing a proposal to let grocery and convenience stores sell wine, liquor and full-strength beer. But supporters of existing laws are ready for this year's fight with a poll showing most Kansans are on their side.
Legislators are renewing a debate over the funding mechanism that gives Kansas public schools additional money to provide programs and services to students at risk of academic failure.
Opponents say there is little evidence that a bill to restrict where strip clubs can operate in Kansas is necessary to fight crime, disease or blight.
Some Kansas House members think pat-downs at the state's airports are getting out of hand.