Press Releases

  • 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...

  • Democratic leaders respond to Gov. Brownback's budget allotments

    Mar 13, 2011

    Democratic legislative leaders respond to Gov. Brownback’s decision to make budget allotments:   House Democratic Leader Paul Davis, Lawrence: “I’m disappointed that this unprecedented action had to be taken.  It is a result of Governor Brownback and the...

  • House D's to GOP: Where are the jobs?!

    Mar 8, 2011

    House Democrats to GOP: Where are the jobs?!   TOPEKA - Today on a voice vote, Kansas House Republicans advanced House Bill 2107, which will impose several new regulations on sexually oriented businesses. “Kansans are suffering and Republicans have complete control...

  • Davis comments on GOP's drastic cuts to special ed, universities

    Feb 8, 2011

    “The extreme Right Wing’s assault on Kansas public schools took a huge step forward today. By failing to maintain federal guidelines for special education funding, local school districts will lose nearly $100 million over the next five years. Class sizes will explode, teachers and...

  • House GOP vote against open government, genuine fiscal responsibility

    Feb 4, 2011

    TOPEKA - During an extended debate today over the adoption of new House Rules, House Republicans opposed several amendments to make Kansas government more transparent, fair and fiscally responsible.     Rules pushed through by House Republicans today will enable caucuses to shut...

  • Republicans come clean with plan to raise property taxes

    Sep 21, 2010

    Appearing before the Special Committee on Education today, House Speaker Pro-Tem Arlen Siegfreid (R-Olathe) outlined a plan to radically change how public education in Kansas is funded.  Siegfried’s plan would result in a massive local property tax increase and put rural schools at...

  • Lifelong JoCo Republican files for office in 20th House District as Democrat

    Jun 9, 2010

    OVERLAND PARK- Rob McKnight, a longtime Republican political consultant and lifelong Johnson County resident, today filed for the Kansas House of Representatives as a Democrat.  McKnight seeks the 20 th House District seat, which Rep. Kevin Yoder vacated to run for Congress. McKnight...

  • Kathy Wolfe Moore seeks House seat vacated by Margaret Long

    Jun 3, 2010

    KANSAS CITY – Kathy Wolfe Moore today announced that she will seek the 36 th District seat in the Kansas House of Representatives. Wolfe Moore filed for the position upon the announcement that current Rep. Margaret Long, who has served in the Legislature since 1998, will retire. The 36...

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