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Utility-Backed Anti-Solar Bill On The Move in Kansas Statehouse

Gabe Elsner | Posted 04.27.2014 | Green
Gabe Elsner

As it was introduced, HB 2458 would have ended net metering, and the amended bill would also gut the program in favor of a pro-utility industry policy.

John Celock

GOP Lawmakers Deny Vote On Expanding Voter Registration

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

Kansas' fight over showing proof of citizenship in order to register to vote spilled into the state Legislature Tuesday, with Republican leaders denyi...

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.

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...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Sequestration Austerity Hits 'Ultra-Conservative Utopia'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As across-the-board federal budget cuts ripple across the country, local officials in Kansas have been left scrambling to fund air traff...

John Celock

Lawmakers' Big Gun Mistake Revealed

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

Mistakes in the text of a legislative amendment caused Kansas lawmakers to vote Wednesday to allow for the open carry of guns in the state Capitol, in...

John Celock

Lawmakers Vote For Sweeping Gun Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas House of Representatives voted to allow concealed guns into the state Capitol Wednesday in one of three pro-gun bills...

Proposal Could Deliver Extreme Civil Service Makeover

Colin Curtis | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Colin Curtis

HB 2384, a bill pending in the Kansas state legislature relating to civil service classification for public employees, advances a misguided solution i...

John Celock

Lawmakers Vote To Keep Strippers, Lap Dances Legal

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

A Kansas legislative committee voted Friday morning to kill legislation that could have effectively banned strip clubs and lap dances in the state. ...

John Celock

Kansas Immigration Foe Gets Mixed Message From Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas state Senate passed legislation Thursday evening that would give Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) power to investig...

Arthur Delaney

State Advances Plan To Drug Test Welfare Applicants, Public Officials

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

The Kansas state Senate on Thursday passed a bill to require applicants for welfare and unemployment benefits to undergo drug tests, as well as certai...

Case Made Against Kansas Workers Compensation Reform

Colin Curtis | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Colin Curtis

As if the Kansas workers compensation law does not already work hardship on injured workers and their families, Kansas Secretary of Labor Lana Gordon,...

John Celock

Doctors In Kansas Will Still Be Allowed To Ask Patients About Guns

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

A Republican-controlled committee in the Kansas House of Representatives has removed a provision from legislation that would ban doctors from asking a...

John Celock

Dem Fights 'Bizarre' Claim

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

Kansas Republicans are demanding an investigation into what they say is a former Democratic state legislator impersonating a state legislator. The...

John Celock

Anti-Union Legislation Moves Ahead

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

The Republican-dominated Kansas House of Representatives gave preliminary passage to a contentious anti-union billon Wednesday, overcoming opposition ...

John Celock

GOP Women Told To Walk With 'Male Escort'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kansas Republican legislators are being warned to take increased security precautions in the state Capitol on Wednesday -- and female la...

John Celock

'Extreme' Kansas Union Bill Set For Quick Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kansas lawmakers are set to hold a hearing Tuesday afternoon on a bill that could dramatically overhaul collective bargaining for teache...

How To Stop Kansas Labor Bill

Colin Curtis | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Colin Curtis

Once again the Republicans on the House Commerce, Labor, and Economic Development Committee are seeking to limit the voices of working Kansans with ...

John Celock

GOP Gov Declares He's 'Not Beholden' To Special Interests

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) used his State of the State address Tuesday evening to push to eliminate the state income tax and to call for overhaulin...

John Celock

Former Republican Plans To 'Celebrate' Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

A moderate Republican state senator in Kansas plans to become a Democrat just hours after she officially leaves office Monday. Former state Sen. J...

Judge Orders Trial In Contentious Abortions Case

AP | ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

WICHITA, Kan. -- Kansas' law that restricts private health insurance coverage for abortions will go to trial to resolve whether it poses a substantial...

Another Twist In The Aftermath Bizarre Kansas House Race

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

A former Kansas state House candidate who narrowly lost a state legislative primary to Kansas' leading anti-gay Democrat has been arrested on a series...

Controversial Lawmaker Dealt Blow By GOP

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

A Kansas Republican who once suggested that undocumented immigrants be shot from helicopters has lost his bid for a leadership position. Rep. Virg...

Voter ID Advocate Attempts Power Grab

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

Kansas' secretary of state is renewing his efforts to gain prosecutorial power as part of his voter identification push. Secretary of State Kris K...

John Celock

Kansas GOP Accused Of Acting 'Like 10-Year-Olds'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

Kansas Republicans are explaining that their controversial mailer questioning a Democratic state Senate candidate's name change -- a change he made af...