House Democratic Leader Burroughs delivers 2016 response to Kansas State of the State

Remarks as prepared for delivery in response to Gov. Brownback’s State of the State Address Good evening. I’m Rep. Tom Burroughs the Democratic Leader in the Kansas House of Representatives. You’ve just heard Governor Brownback’s opinion on the state of …

Helgerson Elected to Replace Bridges in Kansas House

Wichita, KS: Henry Helgerson was elected to the Kansas Legislature Tuesday night to represent the 83rd House District in Wichita. Helgerson defeated Chris Pumpelly by a vote of four to two in a third round of voting. The first two rounds of voting resulted in ties. Helgerson replaces Rep. C…

Democrat Brett Parker Announces Campaign for Kansas Legislature To challenge Republican incumbent James Todd

Overland Park, KS: Democrat Brett Parker announced Tuesday he was running for the Kansas Legislature. Parker is challenging Republican incumbent James Todd for the 29th House district. Parker who was born and raised in Johnson County said he wasmotivated to run for office after witnessing h…

Ben Scott Elected to Kansas House of Representatives Replaces Harold Lane in 58th district in Topeka

Topeka, KS: Shawnee County Democrats met on Saturday and elected Rev. Ben Scott to the Kansas House of Representatives. Scott was unanimously elected by six precinct committeemen and women in the 58th House District to replace Rep. Harold Lane who retired on October 31st. Scott is retired f…

Olejnik Announces Campaign for Kansas Legislature Democrat to challenge Republican Ron Highland

Topeka, KS: Adrienne Olejnik of Rossville announced on Thursday that she is running for the Kansas House of Representatives. Olejnik, a Democrat, will challenge incumbent Republican Ron Highland in the 51st district. Olejnik, who is the executive director of the Rossville Community Library …

Cindy Holscher Announces Campaign for Kansas House

Cindy Holscher, a public education advocate, announced her campaign for the Kansas Legislature on Friday morning. Holscher will challenge Republican Amanda Grosserode in the 16th House District. “Like many people who live in the area, my husband and I moved to Johnson County beca…

Democrats Honored for Perfect Voting Record

Democrats Honored for Perfect Voting Record Carmichael, Curtis, Finney, and Ward demonstrated outstanding commitment Topeka, KS: Four House Democrats have been recognized for maintaining a perfect voting record in the 2015 Legislative Session having cast 235 of 235 votes. Rep. John Car…

Democrats Call for Repeal of Tax Lid

Democrats Call for Repeal of Tax Lid, Cite local control and broken policy process Topeka, KS: On Friday, House Democrats voted against a “technical fix” on a tax bill bills passed in the final hours of the 2015 Legislative Session. The bill changed the effective date of the p…

House Adjourns without Passing Budget

  House Adjourns without Passing Budget Burroughs points to lack of leadership in Republican Party  Topeka, KS: With the House and Senate at an impasse, the Kansas Legislature adjourned on early Thursday morning without passing a tax package. House Democratic Leader Tom Burr…

Burroughs Criticizes Tax Package Passed by House

Burroughs Criticizes Tax Package Passed by HouseProtects businesses at the expense of everyday Kansans Topeka, KS: The Kansas House of Representatives finally passed a tax package Wednesday afternoon. “There is only one word to describe the tax bill that passed the House,” Hou…