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…

House Rejects Tax Proposal

House Rejects Tax Proposal Approve more than $2.8 billion in new taxes on Kansas families Topeka, KS: Today Democratic members of the House of Representatives rejected a tax proposal that would raise $2.8 billion in taxes on Kansas families. “The bill brought forth today was not a …

Democrats renew call for hearing on anti-furlough bill

Burroughs Accuses House Republican Leadership of Political GrandstandingDemocrats renew call for hearing on anti-furlough bill Topeka, KS: Friday morning House Republicans sent an open letter to Senate Republicans in which they implored the Senate “to pass the conference committee r…

Democrats Introduce Bill to Halt Government Shutdown

Democrats Introduce Bill to Halt Government Shutdown Blame Brownback for Washington-style gridlock and holding state employees hostage Topeka, KS: House Minority Leader Tom Burroughs and members of the Democratic Caucus introduced a bill on Wednesday to halt the shutdown of state governme…

Republicans Violate Protocol with Procedural Maneuver

Republicans Violate Protocol with Procedural Maneuver, Stifle debate on $6.5 billion state budget Topeka, KS: On the House floor this afternoon, Republican leadership deliberately stifled debate on the $6.5 billion state budget.   “The people of Kansas deserve nothing less than …