Government

Newell Rubbermaid to expand Winfield, add 320 jobs
March 2, 2015
Newell Rubbermaid is planning a $27 million expansion of the company’s plant in Winfield and will add 320 jobs.
Leavenworth County treasurer hopes to avoid postcard notifications for vehicle tag renewals
Official awaits result of proposed bill
February 24, 2015
The state of Kansas plans to change the way it notifies motorists that they need to renew vehicle tags. It’s a move that Leavenworth County Treasurer Janice Van Parys said could be a major adjustment for some taxpayers. Residents will receive postcards, rather than letters, from the Kansas Division of Vehicles. The move is designed to save the state money.
Another viable senior living option in Tonganoxie?
TES buildings future could include apartments, rec commission home
February 23, 2015
What has been a hub of activity for Tonganoxie children for several years could become a prime locale for senior citizens. The current Tonganoxie Elementary School campus, which takes up two city blocks from Second to Fourth streets near downtown, will be moving to a new building later this year near Tonganoxie Middle School.
Kansas lawmakers seek to boost campaign contribution limits
February 22, 2015
After an election cycle in which the amount of money spent by outside groups dwarfed the amount spent by the candidates’ campaigns, themselves, Kansas lawmakers from both parties are pressing to increase campaign contribution limits in an effort to keep up.
Dairy Farmers association announces plans to build in Village West
February 10, 2015
Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), Kansas City’s largest private company with approximately $18 billion in revenue in 2014, has announced plans to build its new global headquarters in Kansas City, Kan.
Kansas House committee introduces plan to expand Medicaid
February 9, 2015
A Kansas House committee has drafted a plan for expanding the state’s Medicaid program for the poor and disabled in line with the federal health care overhaul.
Leavenworth County voters approve 20-year sales tax extension
Leavenworth County approves mail-in measure with 67 percent of vote
February 4, 2015
A one-cent sales tax will be extended in Leavenworth County for 20 years. Voters approved the mail ballot issue by 67 percent.
Kansas abortion bill could have broad impact, advocates say
February 3, 2015
A bill in the Kansas Legislature that calls for banning a specific abortion procedure could end up establishing broader restrictions, abortion rights activists said Monday.
Tonganoxie City Council agenda for the Feb. 2, 2015, meeting
January 30, 2015
Here’s a look at the agenda for the Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, Tonganoxie City Council meeting:
Candidates file at last minute for Tonganoxie City Council, USD 464 races
January 27, 2015
Several residents have filed for Tonganoxie City Council and USD 464 school board positions. The deadline was noon Tuesday for City Council and mayoral filings, as well as school board. USD 464 school board incumbent Diane Truesdell is running for Position 1 against challenger Amelia C. Brusven. Truesdell joined the board in 2004.
Kansas House moves to stop wee-hours sessions, bill bundling
January 27, 2015
Kansas House members are moving to ban post-midnight sessions of their chamber and make it harder for their leaders to bundle multiple bills into a single piece of legislation.
Filing deadline for Tonganoxie races noon today
Mail-in ballots for sales tax question due next Tuesday
January 27, 2015
Several residents have filed for Tonganoxie City Council and USD 464 school board positions, though two positions won’t have anyone running in this year’s school board election cycle.
Kansas governor proposes to backpedal on school funding, too
January 26, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback is proposing that Kansas backpedal on a much-ballyhooed increase in spending on public schools, just as he is asking fellow Republicans in the Legislature to slow down aggressive tax-cutting because of big budget shortfalls.
Kobach seeks straight-party voting, power to prosecute fraud
January 15, 2015
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach alerted lawmakers this week that he will again seek the power to prosecute voter fraud, and also is proposing two other voter bills.
Kansas lawmakers open session amid budget shortfalls
January 11, 2015
Kansas legislators open a critical annual session Monday that will require them to wade through massive budget shortfalls and deal with a court mandate to boost spending on public schools.

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