February 10, 2016

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

OPINION: Kiegerl offers rebuttal to Morris column

Rep. Mike Kiegerl (R-Olathe) Guest Columnist The long column by Kansas Senate President Steve Morris in the June 25 paper cannot remain unchallenged , and I’m frankly surprised there was no editorial commentary. Let me therefore comment on his extraordinary attempt to run from his record and to cover those who voted with him in support Continue Reading

Kiegerl updates Edgerton council on legislative session

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com The Edgerton City Council at a meeting June 23 heard a state legislative summary from Rep. Mike Kiegerl (R-Olathe). Kiegerl represents Gardner, Olathe, parts of Spring Hill and parts of Edgerton. He discussed the Legislature’s successes and failures during the most recent session, which he  described as the most difficult he’s Continue Reading

SFFF files legal notice of claims against Kansas legislature

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Schools for Fair Funding (SFFF) is moving forward with  plans to sue the state legislature. The lobbying group comprised of Kansas school districts filed a “notice of claims” with the Kansas Senate and Kansas House of Representatives last week. The Gardner Edgerton School District is one of the organization’s 72 member districts. Continue Reading

SFFF files intent to sue state over school funding

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Schools for Fair Funding (SFFF) is moving forward with its plans to sue the state legislature. The lobbying group filed a “notice of claims” with the Kansas Senate and Kansas House of Representatives today. The Gardner Edgerton School District is one of the organization’s 72 member districts. SFFF successfully sued the state Continue Reading

Council hears updates on road projects, legislature

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com Motorists driving down Old 56 Highway and U.S. 56 will see more change throughout the summer, but not for a few more weeks. Gardner Public Works Director David Greene updated the Gardner City Council on road projects at the council’s meeting Monday night. He said road crews plan to restore traffic 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