Government

Kansas: House education committee won’t change
January 8, 2014
Education lobbyists at the Kansas Statehouse were surprised to hear Monday that there will be no changes in the makeup of the House Education Committee, where a bill to greatly expand the state’s charter school law failed last year by a single vote.
Hollywood Casino set to build hotel this year, UG reports
January 7, 2014
Executives with Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway are making plans to start construction on a casino hotel later this year, the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan. announced today.
Tonganoxie’s Sundance Apartments could expand with city council’s letter of support
January 7, 2014
More senior housing could be coming to Tonganoxie. Cohen-Esry Affordable Partners LLC has plans to build a second phase at Sundance Apartments, an affordable housing community for seniors 55 and older in the Stone Creek subdivision.
Tonganoxie City Council approves concealed carry exemption
December 23, 2013
Concealed firearms won’t be allowed in Tonganoxie city buildings.
City Council hires inspector to handle TES building codes
December 3, 2013
The Tonganoxie City Council has hired a firm to handle code inspections of the new Tonganoxie Elementary School. The council also has opted not to waive permit fees for the school district.
Tonganoxie takes another step toward U.S. 24-40 traffic signal
November 19, 2013
City officials approved more paperwork for a new traffic signal at Stone Creek Drive and U.S. Highway 24-40. The agreement commits the city and the Kansas Department of Transportation to an access management grant. Specific amounts aren’t yet known, but officials currently estimate the project, which will bring a traffic signal to the intersection, will cost Tonganoxie about $100,000.
Kansas: Schodorf files to run for Kansas secretary of state
November 1, 2013
Former state Sen. Jean Schodorf today filed to run for Kansas secretary of state against incumbent Republican Kris Kobach in 2014.
Kansas: State tax revenues continue to fall
November 1, 2013
State tax collections continued to fall in October, which Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration said shows that his income tax cuts are working.
Tonganoxie City Council agenda for Oct. 21, 2013
October 21, 2013
Tonganoxie City Council meeting agenda for Oct. 21, 2013.
State: Former Kansas AG Kline’s law license suspended for misconduct
October 18, 2013
The Kansas Supreme Court today indefinitely suspended the law license of former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline following allegations of ethical misconduct during his investigation of abortion providers.
Robert faces GOP foe in Senate re-election bid
October 9, 2013
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, a power in Kansas politics for decades, faces a challenge in the Republican primary from a Kansas City-area doctor who’s never run for office but has gained attention in conservative and tea party circles for his vocal criticism of the federal health care overhaul.
Activist hopes shutdown will spark ‘Occupy Congress’ movement
October 8, 2013
Steve Robinson says he hasn’t engaged in any political demonstrations for the last year or so.
Tonganoxie City Council agenda for Oct. 7 meeting
October 7, 2013
Tonganoxie City Council agenda for Monday, Oct. 9, 2013:
Proposed Westar settlement would raise residential rates $3 per month
September 24, 2013
The proposal will next go to the Kansas Corporation Commission on Thursday for consideration.