February 14, 2016

Provisional ballots unlikely to change outcome of Gardner council race

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Larry Fotovich can tell you about the waiting game following a close election. On election night in 2009, he was down by six votes once election officials had finished voting machine tallies. But there were still provisional ballots to be counted – ballots that could be the difference between Fotovich becoming Gardner’s Continue Reading

Recall committee files campaign finance report

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com The Gardner Recall Committee filed a campaign finance report with the Johnson County Election Office at 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 7. The committee – which included Gardner residents Chuck Clark, Jared Taylor and Ryan Beasley, apologized for the report’s tardiness in an attached letter. Campaign finance reports for the March 2, 2010 Continue Reading

Gardner City Council ballot set

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com A lot of newcomers threw their hats in the ring for a chance to sit on the Gardner City Council for the next four years. Three seats will be up for grabs in the April 5 municipal elections and eight people are vying for the seats of Steve Hale, Dan Newburg and Continue Reading

OPINION: Voters deserve truth about how campaigns are financed

Politics are not for the squeamish or uninitiated. It’s said that campaigns and lawmaking is much like making sausage, an ugly and bloody mess. Not everyone cares for the stench. Campaign finance laws are only a part of the mess. While the original idea was to provide “transparency” so voters would know a candidate’s contributors, they’ve Continue Reading