February 6, 2016

Recall committee files more detailed finance report

The Gardner Recall Committee filed a detailed campaign finance report Feb. 25, following an inquiry by investigators from the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office. Many of the contributors are listed as “anonymous.” The report reveals that Mayor Dave Drovetta and former council members Eric Schultz and the campaign of former council member Dennis Pugh were Continue Reading

Recall committee files campaign finance report

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com The Gardner Recall Committee filed a campaign finance report with the Johnson County Election Office at 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 7. The committee – which included Gardner residents Chuck Clark, Jared Taylor and Ryan Beasley, apologized for the report’s tardiness in an attached letter. Campaign finance reports for the March 2, 2010 Continue Reading

OPINION: Voters deserve truth about how campaigns are financed

Politics are not for the squeamish or uninitiated. It’s said that campaigns and lawmaking is much like making sausage, an ugly and bloody mess. Not everyone cares for the stench. Campaign finance laws are only a part of the mess. While the original idea was to provide “transparency” so voters would know a candidate’s contributors, they’ve Continue Reading