Government

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.
Legislative update, discussion of sales tax extension vote to take place Saturday morning
January 8, 2015
Tonganoxie VFW Post 9271 and First State Bank and Trust will sponsor a legislative update this weekend.
Basehor officials express support for Leavenworth County sales tax extension
Some area residents share doubts at library informational forum
January 8, 2015
A community meeting was held Wednesday at the Basehor Community Library to get feedback from Basehor citizens concerning the upcoming mail ballot vote for Leavenworth County.
Mail-in ballots for sales tax extension to be sent out in coming days
Informational meetings today, Saturday
January 7, 2015
Leavenworth County voters will be receiving ballots later this month for a ballot question that will decide whether to extend the county’s 1 cent sales tax.
Kansas GOP chairman to seek another 2-year term
December 30, 2014
The Kansas Republican Party’s chairman is seeking a second two-year term after the GOP swept all statewide and congressional races in the November election.
Guidelines to help judges with frivolous pleadings
December 30, 2014
The Kansas Supreme Court is studying proposed guidelines for judges grappling with people who file repetitive, malicious or frivolous pleadings.
Court won’t reconsider states’ citizenship lawsuit
December 30, 2014
A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider a decision allowing residents of Kansas and Arizona to register to vote using a federal form without providing proof of their U.S. citizenship.
Lt. Gov. Colyer spends holidays on relief mission
December 29, 2014
Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer is spending the holidays providing medical relief in the Middle East.
Falling grain prices, record cattle prices mark 2014 season
December 28, 2014
Farmers and ranchers across Kansas are wrapping up the 2014 growing season, marked by rapidly changing fortunes that were buffeted by weather and markets.
Fiscal issues to drive Kansas lawmakers’ session
December 28, 2014
Kansas lawmakers have a plateful of potentially ugly decisions ahead to close state budget shortfalls, but some of them and Republican Gov. Sam Brownback have bigger ambitions for the annual legislative session opening next month.

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