July 29, 2014

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 …

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, …

Precinct members select Olson to replace Brownlee

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

Gardner, Edgerton and Spring Hill will have new representation in Topeka once the 2011 Legislature starts in January.

Robert Olson

Precinct committee men and women selected Rep. Rob Olson, R-Olathe, to replace Sen. Karin Brownlee, R-Olathe, on …

Two seek to replace Brownlee in state Senate

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

At least two Olathe politicians are campaigning to replace Sen. Karin Brownlee, R-Olathe, in the Kansas Senate come January. There may be more candidates when Republican precinct committeemen and women meet on Dec. 20 to elect her …

Guest Column: 1 cent sales tax right decision for state

Sen. Stephen Morris
Kansas Senate President

The 2010 Legislative Session is now officially history. When this chapter of the Kansas story is written, it will go down as perhaps the most significant since the Great Depression. In fact, the challenges …