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Progressives Are the Real Pragmatists

Progressives Are the Real Pragmatists

Medicaid expansion is just the latest example of how liberal policies make for good politics.
Expanding Medicaid Was a Pipe Dream in Kansas. Now It May Become Reality.

Expanding Medicaid Was a Pipe Dream in Kansas. Now It May Become Reality.

The bipartisan proposal announced Thursday must still pass the Legislature. The state’s past expansion efforts have stalled.
Can States Just Say No to Corporate Giveaways?

Can States Just Say No to Corporate Giveaways?

Missouri and Kansas are on the verge of a landmark deal to limit the use of tax incentives to lure companies across the state line.

Kansas Supreme Court Signs Off on Increased Education Spending

Almost a decade into a fight over education funding, the state’s highest court declared Friday that Kansas finally was spending enough money on its public schools.
A Blue Wave in Kansas? Don’t Be So Surprised

A Blue Wave in Kansas? Don’t Be So Surprised

Laura Kelly campaigning in Overland Park, Kan., in September. She was elected governor on Tuesday.
For Democrats — and America — a Sigh of Relief

For Democrats — and America — a Sigh of Relief

Supporters of Sharice Davids celebrating on election night.
Laura Kelly, a Kansas Democrat, Tops Kobach in Governor’s Race

Laura Kelly, a Kansas Democrat, Tops Kobach in Governor’s Race

A Democrat, Laura Kelly, reached out to Kansas’ sizable contingent of moderate Republicans and touted the endorsement of two former Republican governors and two former Republican senators.
Laura Kelly, a Kansas Democrat, Tops Kobach in Governor’s Race

Laura Kelly, a Kansas Democrat, Tops Kobach in Governor’s Race

A Democrat, Laura Kelly, reached out to Kansas’ sizable contingent of moderate Republicans and touted the endorsement of two former Republican governors and two former Republican senators.