Jim Ward

Susie Fagan

From the Kansas Health Institute:

Three Republicans will not be returning to the House Health and Human Services Committee next year.

The reason: Their support for Medicaid expansion.

Stephen Koranda / kpr.org

Kansas House Republicans have reelected Ray Merrick to a second, two-year term as speaker. Kansas Public Radio reports the representative from Stilwell was challenged by fellow conservative Virgil Peck, but Merrick easily won in an 80-16 vote.

Election 2014: A New Class System for Kansas Voters?

Oct 8, 2013

Court action over the state’s proof-of-citizenship voting law is pending, but Secretary of State Kris Kobach is not waiting for a ruling.  He’s laying groundwork for a system that would allow some voters to vote in all elections, while others could only vote for Congressional and presidential tickets according to a recent article in The Wichita Eagle.

Will Kansas Move to a Two-Class System for Voters?

Aug 1, 2013

As legislators gather this fall to rewrite the Hard 50 sentencing law, Wichita Democrats may try to amend the proof-of-citizenship voter registration law according to a recent article in the Wichita Eagle.