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  • Rep. Emily Perry files for reelection

    Written by PVPost Prairie Village Post State Rep. Emily Perry, whose 24th district includes all of Merriam and portions of Mission and northern Overland Park, filed for reelection on Monday. Perry, a Democrat, is seeking her second term in office. She sits on the...

  • GOP jobs promise in the back seat

    Written by Bob Sigman Johnson County Sun   The Kansas wrecking crew – better known as Gov. Sam Brownback and his ultraconservative allies in the Kansas House – would, if not restrained, wreak havoc across the landscape of state government. Nothing seems immune....

  • Democrats say GOP not focused on economy

    Written by Scott Rothschild Lawrence Journal World Republicans, who hold a significant majority in the state House of Representatives, are pushing issues that have little to do with improving the economy. At least that’s what Democrats in the Legislature say. His party outnumbered...

  • Palmer seeks third term in Kansas House

    June 10, 2010 Fort Scott Tribune Rep. Shirley Palmer, Fort Scott, announced Tuesday that she has filed by petition for re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives. Palmer represents the 4th House District, which includes all of Linn County and most of Bourbon County. She was first...

  • Rep. Tony Brown files for re-election

    May 26, 2010 Baldwin City Signal As expected, State Rep. Tony Brown, D-Baldwin City, filed for re-election Wednesday morning in Topeka. Brown has represented the 10th district, which covers Baldwin City, Wellsville, north Ottawa and south Lawrence, for the past two years....

  • 2010 Legislative Winners and Losers

    May 17, 2010 Written by Burdette Loomis Insight Kansas Columnist Any legislative session leaves in its wake some clear winners and losers, as well some prospective gifts and time bombs for campaigns and policy decisions to come. The historic (and it was) 2010 session did not disappoint in...

  • KS House budget coup successful, so far

    May 7, 2010 Written by David Klepper Kansas City Star TOPEKA | A coalition of Democrats and moderate Republicans hijacked the Kansas House this morning, successfully gutting the budget favored by House GOP leaders and replacing it with their own plan. The new proposal spends more than...

  • Agreement may be near on primary seat belt bill

    May 6, 2010 Written by Jim McClean KHI News Service Legislators working on last-minute transportation issues are near an agreement on a measure to strengthen the state’s seat belt law. Sen. Dwayne Umbarger, R-Thayer, chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, met Wednesday...

  • GOP leaders' budget refused

    May 4, 2010 Written by Tim Carpenter Topeka Capital Journal Stark division in the House on formulation of a balanced budget became crystal clear Tuesday night when a coalition of moderate Republicans and Democrats soundly defeated a $13 billion plan offered by the conservative GOP...

  • House Democratic Leader discusses budget crisis

    April 20, 2010 Filmed by Matthew Fowler Emporia Gazette Click here to watch House Democratic Leader answer questions about the FY 2011 budget crisis.

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