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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers approved a bill designed to prevent judges from lowering sentences for child sex offenders if they think the victims were willing participants in the crime. The state Senate gave…

Legalizing sports gambling in Kansas seemed like a safe bet earlier this year. It’s a new source of tax dollars and enjoys bipartisan support. Yet so far, attempts to advance a sports gambling bill have…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers have tightened the financial requirements for a license to operate nursing homes after state regulators were forced to take over 22 struggling facilities last year. Officials with the Kansas…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly and top Republican legislators met Wednesday to try to break a stalemate on expanding Medicaid in Kansas, only to fail after she demanded that lawmakers approve a…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A legislative fight over expanding Medicaid in Kansas is delaying approval of the state’s next annual budget as expansion supporters try to keep Republican opponents from blocking it for another year.…

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May was making a final push today to save her European Union withdrawal deal after her promise to step down gained the agreement some support but failed to…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s election victory suggested that Kansas repudiated past GOP fiscal policies, yet voters also encouraged top Republicans to pursue income tax relief by giving conservatives more power in…

What’s it going to be, Kansas? Lawmakers are poised to make a huge decision about the state’s future. Will they cut taxes again to the tune of $191 million next year? Or will they recognize…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ new prisons chief is suggesting to legislators that the state corrections system is in crisis, and his briefings are leading lawmakers in both parties to conclude that they haven’t previously…

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some Missouri lawmakers are pushing legislation that could end a long-running economic border war between their state and Kansas that has prompted both states to spend millions of dollars in…