New transportation plan critical to economic recovery

Davis: New transportation plan critical to economic recovery Thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, two major transportation projects recently broke ground in Hutchinson and Overland Park.  These projects will create 5400 new jobs are just two of several infrastructure i…

Davis: Rhoades "doesn't have the facts straight"

Letter to Editor, Printed in Newton Kansan House Democratic Leader Paul Davis February 25, 2009 I am writing in response to an op-ed piece printed on Monday by Rep. Marc Rhoades, who serves the 72nd House District in Newton, entitled: "Governor invented finance crisis." Simply put, Rep. …

As election season winds down, let's get back to work

Written by Rep. Jerry WilliamsOctober 27, 2008 No matter what your political affiliation, it is impossible to deny that the 2008 election cycle has been one for the books.  Both presidential candidates have energized their parties in ways we haven't seen for years.  Pollsters acro…

Coming together to help Kansas kids

Written by Rep. Melody McCray-MillerOctober 17, 2008 Young children in Kansas will soon reap the benefits of recent legislation that made $11.1 million available statewide to improve the lives of "at risk" children. In August, the Kansas Children's Cabinet issued requests for proposals for …

Boeing vital to Kansas economy

In March, the United States Air Force awarded a $35 billion contract for building airborne refueling planes to Northrop Grumman Corporation and a European partner. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently ruled that this decision was based on a critically flawed process, recommending the bidding be reopened. The ruling is great news for Boeing and for Kansas.

Looking ahead, we must invest in rural Kansas

Across Kansas, rural communities have dwindled in recent years. Our small towns lack affordable housing, business opportunity, broadband technology and adequate strategic planning. Unfortunately, an increased number of natural disasters throughout the state further strain opportunities for growth in rural areas.