February 14, 2016

COLUMN: House debates issues during lengthy sessions

Rep. Jene Vickrey Last week had three long days of session with Wednesday being the deadline for non-exempt bills to be passed out of the House. This means that any bill not from Appropriations, Federal and State Affairs, or Taxation must be passed out otherwise it will be killed and no longer considered in the Continue Reading

Vickrey: Legislative update

Rep. Jene Vickrey, R- Louisburg 6th District This week the Legislature has reached “Turnaround,” the halfway point of the 2011 session. The last days committees held hearings before spending the rest of the week debating a wild variety of issues occurred last week.The House debated, amended, and passed around 65 more bills this week. Those 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