Gov. Laura Kelly replaces three on Board of Regents appointed by Sam Brownback

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17 Jul, 2019
As some Kansans consider running for office, others are accepting appointments on state boards. Dive into this week's Inside Kansas Politics.
Gov. Laura Kelly replaces three on Board of Regents appointed by Sam Brownback
Gov. Laura Kelly selected Cherryvale's school superintendent, a Wichita restaurant owner and a former Gardner city administrator to serve on the Kansas higher education board responsible for coordinating 32 universities, community colleges and technical schools.
Capitol Insider podcast: Kansas Democrats alter primary format for 2020 presidential pick

Kansas Democratic leaders have abandoned the traditional caucus approach for the 2020 presidential primary in hopes of generating more participation.

Kansas approves 2.5 percent raise for legislative staff, salary study

The Kansas Legislature's bipartisan leadership council agreed to give their immediate staff members a 2.5 percent raise and develop a plan for dealing with low salaries of full- and part-time legislative employees that contributes to hiring and turnover challenges.

Gov. Laura Kelly appoints Topeka USD 501 superintendent to Postsecondary Technical Education Authority

Gov. Laura Kelly has appointed Topeka Unified School District 501 superintendent Tiffany Anderson to serve on the Postsecondary Technical Education Authority for the state of Kansas.

Former RedState director eyes U.S. Senate race in Kansas

Kansas native Bryan Pruitt, 47, who worked for the RedState conservative website for four years, is exploring a bid for the U.S. Senate seat in Kansas in 2020.

Gov. Laura Kelly rescinds food aid policy under pressure by attorney general

Gov. Laura Kelly responded to a threat of legal action from the attorney general by withdrawing a controversial policy expanding eligibility for short-term food assistance to homeless veterans, people with mental health challenges and teenagers exiting foster care.

Kansas Sen. Ed Berger recuperates from fall in Colorado

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Probation on GCCC accreditation status lifted

Following two years of preparation and practices shifts, the Higher Learning Commission lifted its probation on Garden City Community College's accreditation, bringing to close a two-year process of preparation and policy shifts at the college.

Kansas Sen. Ed Berger recuperates from fall in Colorado

State Sen. Ed Berger, R-Hutchinson, fractured vertebrae after falling down steps July 4 while on vacation in Colorado, and continues to recuperate at a Denver-area hospital.

Justice Lee Johnson to retire from Kansas Supreme Court in September

Kansas Supreme Court Justice Lee Johnson plans to bring a nearly 20-year career on the appellate bench to a close in September, granting Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly an opportunity to put an imprint on the state's highest court

U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall poised on launch pad for U.S. Senate race

History suggests the most likely Kansan to run - and capture - the U.S. Senate seat up for grabs next year is U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall.

Legislative leaders appoint Kansas Chamber lobbyist to new justice system task force

The Kansas Legislature's leadership council swiftly voted to approve their nominee to a new state commission responsible for studying a justice system marked by questions about fairness of sentencing, alternatives to incarceration and treatment of inmates behind bars.

Former Frontenac City Council member moves to Revenue Department

Ethan Spurling was born in Pittsburg and grew up in Frontenac.

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