Press Releases

  • House Democratic Leader responds to SRS office closures

    Jul 8, 2011

    “Just four weeks ago, SRS Secretary Siedlecki invited me and other Douglas County legislators to tour the Lawrence SRS office and never uttered one word about the possibility that it would be closed. Today I was informed that not only will the Lawrence office be closing, but so will nine...

  • Wichita legislator reappointed to Interstate Adult Offender Supervision Council

    Jun 30, 2011

    Topeka, KS -- Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis announced today that Rep. Melody McCray Miller, Wichita, has been appointed to the Kansas Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision. “I am privileged to be able to reappoint Rep. McCray Miller to the Kansas Council for...

  • Rep. Annie Kuether appointed to 911 Council

    Jun 30, 2011

    Topeka, KS -- Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis announced today that Rep. Annie Kuether, D-Topeka, has been appointed to the 911 Coordinating Council. “It is a privilege to appoint Rep. Kuether to the 911 Coordinating Council,” said Davis. “Rep. Kuether will serve the...

  • Redistricting apointees announced

    Jun 30, 2011

    TOPEKA -- Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis, Lawrence, announced the appointment today of the following House Democrats to the House Committee on Redistricting: o   Paul Davis, Lawrence (Ranking Democrat) o   Bob Grant, Cherokee o   Annie...

  • Thirteen House D's achieve perfect attendance in 2011 Legislative Session

    Jun 30, 2011

    TOPEKA, KS -- Twelve House Democrats were recognized today for achieving perfect attendance in the 2011 legislative session.  In total, 49 of 125 members in the House of Representatives achieved this distinction. Additionally, 13 of the House’s 33 Democratic members...

  • Davis comments on passage of KPERS bill

    Mar 23, 2011

    “Teachers, prison guards and other public employees have held up their end of the KPERS bargain year after year- it’s the Legislature that has failed to do its part. The problem facing KPERS is the almost $8 billion unfunded liability, which was caused by the Legislature shirking...

  • House GOP ignores economy, instead votes to pad their campaign war chests

    Mar 22, 2011

    TOPEKA - Today during debate on Senate Bill 127, Rep. John Rubin (R-Shawnee), proposed an amendment to increase campaign contribution limits.  The amendment also allows political candidates to transfer campaign funds from one campaign account to another.   Under Rubin’s...

  • House Democrats call for resignation of Virgil Peck

    Mar 18, 2011

    TOPEKA – In response to growing criticism from across the country, today the leadership team of the House Democratic Caucus officially called for the resignation of Rep. Virgil Peck (R-Tyro). “Rep. Peck’s comments were disgraceful and morally reprehensible,” said House...

  • Brownback budget allotments exceed his legal authority

    Mar 16, 2011

    TOPEKA – Last Friday, Gov. Sam Brownback announced $56 million in budget allotments.  However, information from the Office of Revisor of Statutes indicates that these actions exceeded Brownback’s legal authority. “The allotment authority is a tool available to governors...

  • Southeast Kansas delegation denounces racist comment

    Mar 15, 2011

    TOPEKA - Yesterday in the Kansas House Appropriations Committee, during a discussion of methods used to exterminate feral swine (which include shooting them from a helicopter), Rep. Virgil Peck (R- Tyro) suggested that Kansas use the same approach as a solution to our state’s immigration...

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