February 10, 2016

Sutton files to replace Kiegerl

Bill Sutton, Republican, has filed to represent the 43rd House District, which includes Gardner, Edgerton and parts of Olathe and Spring Hill in the Kansas House. Rep. Mike Kiegerl, R-Olathe, currently holds the seat. Kiegerl has endorsed Sutton’s candidacy. Sutton has lived in Gardner since 1998. He is the founding chairman of the Gardner-Edgerton City Continue Reading

EDITORIAL: Kansas Representative shouldn’t resign; people should fire him

Rep. Virgil Peck, R-Tyro, is obviously too stupid to serve, but since smarts don’t appear to matter to most members of the voting public, there’s no reason to expect Peck to render his resignation. The Republican member of the Kansas House is under fire for comments he made a few weeks ago during a House Continue Reading

EDITORIAL: Legislators stick noses into strip joints

Kansas lawmakers are tightening the G-string on strip clubs. Members of the Kansas House approved a bill that would require adult clubs to be closed between midnight and 6 p.m., be located at least 1,000 feet away from a school or church, and mandate that exotic dancers stay at least six feet from patrons. Rep. 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