August 3, 2015

Candidates fund-raising through illegal raffles

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

Although voters approved a constitutional amendment legalizing raffles last November, raffles aren’t authorized until after the 2015 Kansas Legislature writes statutes to govern the practice.

Several candidates for Gardner City Council and USD 231 Board of Education …

Charter commissions may reconsider partisan elections

Danedri Thompson
submissions@gardnernews.com
A Johnson County Charter Commission amendment to return to partisan elections may not be dead, despite not garnering enough votes to move the proposal ahead.
Commissioners voted 9-14 against recommending partisan elections for Board of County Commission …

Ballot question seeks to protect voting rights of mentally ill

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

A question on the Nov. 2 ballot will ask Kansas voters whether the state constitution should be amended to ensure the right of people with mental illness to vote. Existing language in Article 5 Section 2 of …