February 14, 2016

Our View: Lawmakers return to Topeka next week for wrap-up

The Kansas Legislature returns to Topeka next week to wrap-up the 2013 legislative session. Hold on to your pocketbooks: it’s going to be a bumpy, and possibly price-y ride. Legislators have yet to pass a budget for 2014, and there’s still much debate about how to handle an anticipated deficit. Both the Kansas House and Continue Reading

House passes tax plan using rare parliamentary procedure

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Gov. Sam Brownback said he will sign a tax-cutting budget he says will add jobs, but opponents warn it will result in a $270 million deficit by 2014. “It will create tens of thousands of new jobs, and combined with spending restraint, will help to reverse a decade of declining employment,” Brownback Continue Reading

Gardner man announces candidacy for Kansas House

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Kevin King, Gardner, is running to represent Gardner, Edgerton and parts of Spring Hill and Olathe in the Kansas House of Representatives for the next two years. He’ll face incumbent Rep. Mike Kiegerl of Olathe. “This is all still pretty new to me,” King said. “A week ago, I wasn’t even thinking Continue Reading