Government

Face to Face: Tonganoxie Mayor Jason Ward
February 5, 2014
The Mirror’s first Face to Face feature profiles Jason Ward. Have suggestions for future Face to Face folks? Send an email to slinenberger@tonganoxiemirror.com.
Kansas: Legislature, not courts, should decide school funding, Brownback says
January 16, 2014
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback compared past “Summer of Mercy” anti-abortion protests in Wichita to the abolitionist movement that helped end slavery in a major speech Wednesday night.
Kansas: Legislature, not courts, should decide school funding, Brownback says
January 16, 2014
Starting a new legislative session during an election year and with a state Supreme Court ruling on school finance expected any day, Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday said his conservative Republican policies have helped lift Kansas from the Great Recession.
Kansas: State of the State address at 6:30 tonight
January 15, 2014
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to give the annual State of the State address and outline his legislative agenda.
Kansas: Higher education cuts unlikely to be restored
January 15, 2014
Restoring budget cuts to higher education that were approved last year by Gov. Sam Brownback and Republican legislative leaders appears iffy at this point.
Tonganoxie legislative forum touches on education, taxes
January 14, 2014
Education funding and taxes took center stage at Saturday’s legislative coffee at the VFW Post Home in Tonganoxie.
Kansas: Bioscience, higher ed funding raise serious concerns
January 13, 2014
The fight over higher education funding was one of the most bruising in the last legislative session and promises to be again.
Kansas: Democrat Davis raises $1 million for Topeka run
January 9, 2014
Democratic challenger Paul Davis raised a little more than $1 million in cash contributions in less than five months for his campaign to unseat Republican incumbent Sam Brownback in the Kansas governor’s race.
Kansas Chamber poll: Taxes, school administration spending too high
January 9, 2014
Kansas business owners say both taxes and the amount of money spent on school administration are too high, according to a new survey commissioned by the Kansas Chamber of Commerce.
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.