Government

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.
Kansas’ U.S. House delegation supports bill providing government funding but defunding health law
September 20, 2013
Kansas’ all-Republican U.S. House delegation today supported the GOP plan that would provide stopgap funding to keep the government running but only if President Barack Obama’s health care plan is defunded.
KDOT says new traffic signal a go
September 17, 2013
It appears Tonganoxie will be getting another traffic signal.
State: Brownback’s former budget director will work on state fiscal policy with KPI
September 6, 2013
Steve Anderson, who resigned last month as Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget director, will continue to work on state fiscal policy, it was announced today.
State: Controversial lawsuit over sweep of fee funds sent back to district court
September 6, 2013
A panel of the Kansas Court of Appeals on Friday reinstated a politically charged lawsuit that challenged the Legislature’s taking of fees paid to state agencies to help balance the budget.
Tonganoxie City Council meeting dates changing
September 3, 2013
There will be a change in meeting times for Tonganoxie City Council starting this month.