February 7, 2016

Campaign finance reports

Citizens curious about who funded Kansas Legislature political candidates and how the candidates spent their campaign funds can visit the Kansas Ethics Commission’s website. Final reports are not due until the end of the year, but the most recent campaign finance reports, due in late October, can be viewed on the site. Below are direct Continue Reading

State officials seem to want healthcare reform both ways

Rep. Charlotte O’Hara, 27th District R-Stilwell Ah, early January 2011 the Republicans ride into Topeka on a vote that swept the Democrats out and placed them (the Republicans) in charge of government in the State of Kansas! One of the prime targets for the Republicans moving into power was to derail the enactment of the Continue Reading


Rep. Charlotte O’Hara 27th District How can Kansas, with a Republican Governor and Republican control of both the House and Senate, pass budgets that have a 6.7 percent increase in the State General Fund?  How can an amendment to the appropriations bill in the House enacting a spending freeze at 2011 levels only garner 8 Continue Reading

Rep. Vickrey earns leadership position

Rep. Jene Vickrey was elected to leadership in the Kansas House of Representatives earlier this week. Vickrey represents portions of Spring Hill in the state legislature. Vickrey was named Speaker Pro Tem in a five way race. He narrowly defeated Rep. Anthony Brown of Eudora 47-43 after several rounds of tallying. A Louisburg Republican, Vickrey Continue Reading