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Kansas School Funding Ruling May Affect Classrooms Around The Country

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday ruled the state's funding of public schools to be unconstitutional, a declaration likely to have effects beyond the...

5 Things You Should Know About The Kansas School Funding Fight

AP | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court will issue a decision Friday in a lawsuit filed by parents and school districts that accuses the state ...

Kansas: The Surreal State of the State

Jeffrey Ann Goudie | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Jeffrey Ann Goudie

This bizarre scenario wasn't church, this was state -- or at least the Statehouse -- and the constitution that is revered by social conservatives is very firm on the separation of the two. That separation has gone the way of the Passenger Pigeon in Kansas.

Kansas Governor Compares Anti-Abortion Protests To The Abolitionist Movement

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback compared past "Summer of Mercy" anti-abortion protests in Wichita to the abolitionist movement that he...

Looks Like 1984 in Kansas

Paul Stoller | Posted 02.26.2014 | College
Paul Stoller

The Kansas Board of Regents, many members of which have been appointed by the governor, has voted to restrict academic free speech.

Dem Governor Calls For End To 'Border War' With Neighboring State

AP | BILL DRAPER | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon called Tuesday for a moratorium on his state's ongoing tug-of-war with neighboring Kansas over effor...

GOP Gov's Harsh Abortion Laws Have Cost The State Big Time

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. — TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has paid more than $913,000 to two private law firms that are helping the state defend anti-abortion...

John Celock

Moderate Republicans May Back Dem After 'Ultraconservative Utopia' Hijacking

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

A group of moderate Kansas Republicans led by a former United States senator plans to wage a war to take back the state GOP, even if it means endorsin...

John Celock

Pro-LGBT Measure Passes In Westboro Baptist's Hometown

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

The city council of Topeka, Kan., home to the Westboro Baptist Church, on Tuesday night passed a measure to promote ways to end LGBT discrimination in...

John Celock

'Ultraconservative Utopia' Looks To Be First In Nation

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

The fight over Kansas' appeals courts will have a new front next year as lawmakers take up legislation to lower the retirement age for appellate judge...

John Celock

'Ultraconservative Utopia' Could Kick 20,000 Off Food Stamps

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

Thousands of Kansans could lose food stamps under a new state policy that congressional Republicans hope to implement nationwide. Kansas officials...

Dem Governor Slams Rick Scott's 'Clumsy Attempt'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

A new battle heated up Tuesday after Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) posted a letter on Facebook criticizing Florida Gov. Rick Scott's (R) attempt to ...

John Celock

Moderates Could Jump Off GOP Ship In 'Ultraconservative Utopia'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

The civil war between moderate and conservative Republicans in Kansas continues as moderates get behind Democrat Paul Davis to challenge Gov. Sam Brow...

John Celock

Liberal Dem Likely To Challenge Pro-Life Republican Gov

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

A liberal Democratic state legislator is emerging as a likely challenger to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) in a state where conservative domination rei...

Kansas: I Want My State Back!

Jeffrey Ann Goudie | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
Jeffrey Ann Goudie

The bills ranged from the dangerous to the merely wacky, many of them solutions in search of problems. Two of the more disturbing regard babies and bullets.

Judge Makes Decision On State's Abortion Rules

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. -- The chief federal judge in Kansas refused Sunday to temporarily block parts of a new state abortion law, including a requirement that ...

Republican Says GOP Governor Will 'Take Anybody Out'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

Kansas' moderate Republican insurance commissioner is accusing conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback of doing anything it takes in an attempt to ...

States Mounting Big Movements Against Federal Laws

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Imagine the scenario: A federal agent attempts to arrest someone for illegally selling a machine gun. Instead, the federal agen...

Planned Parenthood Takes On Contentious Abortion Law

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. — Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit Thursday over a new Kansas law requiring doctors to inform women seeking abortions that they'r...

John Celock

GOP Lawmakers Approve Tax Plan After Contentious Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature approved a permanent sales tax hike in the early morning hours Sunday, as part of a plan to replace the s...

John Celock

GOP Infighting Stales Republican Gov.'s Tax Hike Proposal

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

Republican Party infighting over the size of the state sales tax has led to gridlock in the Kansas Legislature as lawmakers continue in overtime. ...

John Celock

Lawmakers in Kansas Pass New Gun-Related Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

Kansas lawmakers continued a legislative session dominated by pro-gun measures with a bill that would prohibit using state funds to lobby for gun-cont...

John Celock

GOP Governor's Allies Balk At Sales Tax Hike

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

A group of conservative Republican freshmen state legislators in Kansas met with Gov. Sam Brownback (R) on Friday and told him that they will not supp...

On Supporting Our Mothers, Wives and Daughters

Michael Sargeant | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Michael Sargeant

As working women across the United States are finding jobs as the economy recovers from the Great Recession, it is more crucial than ever that they receive the same pay as their male counterparts.

John Celock

GOP Lawmakers Likely To Block Key Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

Legislative maneuvering in Kansas will likely postpone a decision on Medicaid expansion, if the state ever decides to enter the program. Gov. Sam ...