Lawyers for two key figures in a political payback scandal ensnaring Gov. Chris Christie's administration will go in court to try to persuade a judge not to force them to turn over text messages and other private communications to New Jersey legislators investigating the matter.
Democratic senators clocked an all-nighter, working in shifts into Tuesday morning to warn of the devastation from climate change and the danger of inaction.
The Missouri Democrat brings a House of Cards plot line to the Senate floor on the military sexual assault bill.
A Missouri House committee Monday considered legislation for the first time this year that would legalize marijuana use for most adults, but the Democratic proposal faces an uncertain fate in the state’s Republican-dominated Legislature.
Kansas City officials hope that a bill in the Missouri House will, if passed, allow police to again ticket drivers for running red lights at intersections equipped with surveillance cameras. The city has suspended enforcement of its red-light cameras after court rulings questioned the programs legality.
Legal experts raised concern Monday about Missouri legislation that would require many adult Medicaid recipients to work in order to receive health care coverage.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt made it emphatically clear to Republican lawmakers Monday that they must act to fix inequities in school funding before July 1 – or a district court could take action for them.
The Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill late Monday making big changes in the military justice system to deal with sexual assault, including scrapping the nearly century-old practice of using a "good soldier defense" to raise doubts that a crime has been committed.
Democratic Senate candidates, facing withering criticism on the national health care law, are gambling they can turn voters against two billionaire brothers funding the attacks — even if few Americans would recognize the pair on the street.
Attitudes on same-sex marriage are shifting among conservatives, echoing Americans’ changing views.
The low number of requests to transfer out of Kansas City Public Schools could change the dynamics of education reform battles in Jefferson City. It also gives the district some breathing room as it tries to keep its families and teachers on board while struggling to regain accreditation.
A new bill mandating insurance coverage of autism emerges in the Kansas Legislature. Advocates of children with autism believe the legislation will not go far enough to relieve the cost of expensive therapies needed to help children build a life for themselves.
Republicans claim they can't trust the president to enforce laws that they might pass if they actually managed to do their jobs and take up immigration reform. Thats a ridiculous contention. This president is enforcing current immigration law to levels unheard of in other administrations, Republican or Democrat.
Why aren’t more airports like ours? Because it was built for a future with supersonic passenger service — a future that never materialized. Still, KCI has many local fans who say it remains one of the most convenient airports in the world. They do not want its three circular terminals replaced with a single modern one.
Sen. John Lamping’s legislation would create a $400-per-child tax credit for single parents earning up to $46,000 a year and married couples earning $92,000 a year. Only a handful of states have anything similar, Lamping said, and Missouri’s tax credits would be by far the largest.
Former three-term Republican state Rep. Patricia Lightner of Olathe announced her candidacy to lead the Johnson County Commission, triggering an August primary. She will face incumbent Chairman Ed Eilert and Commissioner Ed Peterson.
She was not on the speaking program, but Hillary Rodham Clinton had presence at the nation's largest annual gathering of conservative activists on Saturday, as high-profile Republicans launched a dual effort to attack the prospective Democratic presidential candidate and improve the GOP's longstanding struggle with women voters.
The high court ruled that cuts in education funding since 2010 led to an unconstitutionally imbalanced playing field between rich and poor schools. Its decision means lawmakers by July 1 must close the gap or a panel of three district court judges will decide how to do it for them. On a grander scale, the court put off a decision on whether Kansas was spending enough on schools to meet its constitutional obligation to suitably finance public education.
The potential for chaos before the November election may not happen after all. That’s a huge break for Brownback. Kansas’ governor must now convince voters that he is adequately devoted to public education.
After Harry Reid took to the U.S. Senate floor last week and called the Koch brothers “un-American,” people at Wichita-based Koch Industries Inc. said they know what the Democratic Party plan looks like for the 2014 elections.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has noticed that some of his would-be rivals for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination are using this week's Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) meeting to portray him as a foreign policy isolationist.
Some of the GOP's most prominent conservatives insisted Friday that Republicans should emphasize hot-button social issues like abortion and gay marriage in this year's midterm elections, exposing an ideological divide within a party trying to capture the Senate and then the White House.
Rep. Elijah Cummings said Thursday night that California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa called him and apologized for refusing to let Cummings speak during an IRS hearing. The Maryland Democrat said he accepted the apology.
The court will rule on a lawsuit saying the Legislature abandoned its constitutional obligation to suitably fund elementary and secondary schools in Kansas. The ruling could force lawmakers to spend $600 million more annually on education.
Most of America's young adults are single, don't go to church and while half say they have no loyalty to a political party, when pushed they tend to swing further left politically than those before them.
The Senate on Thursday rejected legislation that would have stripped military commanders of the power to prosecute sexual assaults and other major crimes.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul faces a potential quandary as he weighs whether to run for president in 2016 or focus solely on re-election to his Senate seat. Legislation introduced Thursday in his home state would allow him to run for both.
Returning to the national stage for the first time since scandal erupted in his home state, a determined New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday that Republicans must "take on" the media directly as they work to improve the party's image ahead of the midterm elections.
Republicans vying for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016 auditioned Thursday before some of the nation's most ardent conservative leaders, calling for the party to unite behind a clear agenda and draw contrasts with Democrats.
Sen. Ted Cruz says Republicans need to stick to their principles heading into the November elections — and that the alternative means more losses at the ballot box.