A judge is considering whether Kansas’ Republican secretary of state ran afoul of the state’s open records law by ordering the removal of an election database function that generates a statewide report showing which provisional ballots were not counted.
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly on Monday announced that she’s rescinded all but two of nine executive orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This comes as she’s pushing top lawmakers to extend a disaster declaration for the pandemic through Aug. 30.
The investigation is yet another liability for the embattled attorney general, who is facing a years-old criminal case, a separate, newer FBI investigation, and a Republican primary opponent who is seeking to make electoral hay of the various controversies.
It’s something that’s sparked meetings across western Kansas and left landowners concerned that the federal government could take control of their land, or at least direct them on what they can do on it.
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed a bill Friday that would have allowed people as young as 18 to carry concealed weapons, after legislators approved the bill by margins that weren’t large enough to override a veto.
Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed two Republican-backed election bills on Friday, including one that would have limited most individuals to delivering 10 ballots during each election and another that would have barred the governor, secretary of state or the courts from changing election rules.
Organizers of a candlelight vigil held Wednesday night in downtown Hutchinson said while the verdict finding Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter charges in last year’s death of George Floyd is a step toward accountability, there is still a long way to go in preventing cases like this from happening again.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt led a bipartisan effort in pressing Congress for increased funding to provide the necessary tools for state and local law enforcement agencies to identify, report and prevent hate crimes in their jurisdictions.
More than 25 people from across Kansas gathered Monday morning outside the Statehouse as they called for Sen. Gene Suellentrop to resign following his arrest earlier this month for driving under the influence and related offenses.