Tag: conservative

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — One of the Kansas Legislature’s most conservative members and strongest abortion opponents is retiring next month. Republican state Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook of Shawnee announced Friday that she will step down Jan.…

For 14 years, Laura Kelly has been the outsider looking in as a Democrat in the state senate. Though she watched Republicans set policy, Kelly didn’t let her underdog status go to waste. Instead she…