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State Government

2006 Session - June through December

The State Library of Kansas' Legislative Reference Section maintains a collection of clipped newspaper articles on topics relating to subjects pertinent to issues in Kansas state government. Below is a listing of clipped articles taken from several different newspapers relating to STATE GOVERNMENT, June through December, 2006.

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The Clippings List is generally arranged chronologically through the year.

Each article cited contains the following information:

Author of article (if any is present)
Title of Article
Newspaper title and date of issue

ARTICLES ON STATE GOVERNMENT, June through December, 2006

Patrick S. Kelley
Fundamental misunderstanding [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 6/1/2006

Poison pill kills reform [opinion]
Johnson County Sun, 6/1/2006

Kevin Flaherty
Lawmakers say some smaller issues may have big impact
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 6/2/2006 [Newsbank article]

Chris Moon
Action fixes error in bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/6/2006

Rachael Bossow
Legislators review 2006 session
Leavenworth Times, 6/6/2006

Making sure Kansans can enjoy their rights
Dodge City Daily Globe, 6/12/2006

Kansas governor signs bill promoting grandparents as caregivers
Johnson County Sun, 6/15/2006

Getting it right in Kansas [opinion]
Johnson County Sun, 6/15/2006

John Hanna
State disaster plan gets mixed grades
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/17/2006

Martin Hawver
The Legislature's getting tough with child support
Kansas City Kansan, 6/20/2006

Dave Helling
Disaster plans fall short
Kansas City Star, 6/20/2006 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
State renews equipment contract
Lawrence Journal World, 6/24/2006

Steve Painter
Kansans prepare for new gun law
Wichita Eagle, 6/27/2006 [Newsbank article]

Julie A. Burkhart
Fetus rights' laws overshadow protection of women
Kansas City Star, 6/27/2006 [Newsbank article]

Happy July 3? [opinion]
Winfield Daily Courier, 6/28/2006

News at a glance
Johnson County Sun, 6/29/2006

New Kansas law allows mutual aid to counter natural, human disasters
Johnson County Sun, 6/29/2006

Carl Manning
Gun packin' soon legal
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/30/2006

David Klepper
Strap in, move over and cork it
Kansas City Star, 6/30/2006 [Newsbank article]

Kevin Flaherty
Many important bills take effect today
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 7/1/2006 [Newsbank article]

Steve Vockrodt
Marriage law goes into effect
Olathe Daily News, 7/1-3/2006

Tim Carpenter
State gets extra holiday
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/2/2006

180 new Kansas laws [cartoon]
Manhattan Mercury, 7/4/2006

Jeff Syrios
Law needs to recognize Alexa's life
Wichita Eagle, 7/7/2006 [Newsbank article]

Martin Hawver
At the rail
Metro News, 7/7/2006

Diane McCartney
First test for Scruffy's law?
Wichita Eagle, 7/22/2006 [Newsbank article]

Anne Osborne
Group hopes flag becomes tool for sighted, blind
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/22/2006

Scott Rothschild
KPERS studies increase in retirement age
Lawrence Journal World, 7/25/2006

65 doesn't seem unreasonable [opinion]
Manhattan Mercury, 7/26/2006 [Newsbank article]

Darrin Stineman
Kansans could get extra pay day
Salina Journal, 7/26/2006 [Newsbank article]

Jonathan Williams
Is Kansas being left behind?
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 8/3/2006 [Newsbank article]

Ann Charles
Down, Toto [opinion]
Chanute Tribune, 8/10/2006

Brent D. Wistrom
City names KPTS's Goter its new lobbyist
Wichita Eagle, 8/12/2006 [Newsbank article]

Different role for Goter
Wichita Eagle, 8/17/2006 [Newsbank article]

Residents on state boards
Johnson County Sun, 8/17/2006

Lois Romano
Kansas one of five states without surplus
Lawrence Journal World, 8/20/2006

Jim Sullinger
Kansas studies its balance due
Kansas City Star, 8/20/2006 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
A plan for pensions
Lawrence Journal World, 9/10/2006

Rhonda Holman
United Wichita well-served by focused agenda
Wichita Eagle, 10/8/2006 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Kansans speak up for state English
Lawrence Journal World, 10/11/2006

Governor appoints five to technology board
Johnson County Sun, 10/12/2006

To the stars with difficulty (and mop)
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/16/2006

Eric Swanson
Coalition draws lawmakers' attention to needs of autistic children
Dodge City Daily Globe, 10/23/2006

John Milburn
State revenue projection brightens
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/4/2006

Scott Rothschild
State officials may sell Sudan pension holdings
Lawrence Journal World, 11/11/2006

Mike Corn
Consolidation needs a change
Hays Daily News, 11/12/2006

Carl Manning
House leader up for grabs
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/13/2006

Martin Hawver
Gay marriage card played too soon
Kansas City Kansan, 11/14/2006

Good choices for Speaker
Manhattan Mercury, 11/15/2006 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
State not willing to divest from Sudan
Lawrence Journal World, 11/16/2006

Rhonda Holman
Lead must KPERS be in Sudan?
Wichita Eagle, 11/18/2006 [Newsbank article]

Kevin Flaherty
Could stem cell bill pass in Kansas?
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 11/18/2006 [Newsbank article]

Bruce R. Kahler
Frank oversimplifies history
Salina Journal, 11/19/2006 [Newsbank article]

Kevin Flaherty
Little change expected
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 11/19/2006 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Former governor laments activists
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/21/2006

Pat George
Trust between lawmakers and constituents is essential
Dodge City Daily Globe, 11/22/2006

Eric Swanson
Lawmakers say Legislature must find ways to stimulate economy
Dodge City Daily Globe, 11/23/2006

Mary Clarkin
Letter urges action from Sebelius on Sudan
Hutchinson News, 11/23/2006 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
A case for the prosecution
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/26/2006

Cheryl Unruh
Our town the beacon
Emporia Gazette, 11/28/2006

Dennis McKinney
Kansas is moving in the right direction
Dodge City Daily Union, 11/29/2006

Duane Schrag
Changing times
Salina Journal, 11/30/2006 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
State plans to close historic sites for winter
Lawrence Journal World, 12/1/2006

Derek Schmidt
All systems go for a productive session
Iola Register, 12/1/2006

John Hanna
Historical society to close sites for winter
Wichita Eagle, 12/2/2006 [Newsbank article]

Michael Hooper
Report critical of agency bonuses
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/2/2006

John Hanna
Historic sites shutting down for the winter
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/2/2006

Sarah Kessinger
Lawmakers voice concerns over magazine's contract
Hutchinson News, 12/2/2006 [Newsbank article]

Sarah Kessinger
Legislative committee grumbles about KANSAS!
Salina Journal, 12/2/2006 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green
Lawmakers see importance in addressing backlog
Garden City Telegram, 12/2/2006

Ric Anderson
Praising Mays as he shoves off
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/3/2006

Chris Moon
Bringing civility back
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/3/2006 [Newsbank article]

Tim Vandenack
Census: Hispanics now majority in Seward Co.
Hutchinson News, 12/3/2006 [Newsbank article]

Kevin Flaherty
Area leaders' popularity high
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 12/4/2006 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Neufeld elected speaker
Manhattan Mercury, 12/4/2006

Associated Press
Kansas House elects speaker
Wichita Eagle, 12/5/2006 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Neufeld named House speaker
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/5/2006

Jim Sullinger
Conservatives control leadership in Kansas House
Kansas City Star, 12/5/2006 [Newsbank article]

Republican rift [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 12/5/2006

Scott Rothschild
New House leader to seek campus fix
Lawrence Journal World, 12/5/2006

Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Neufeld chosen as speaker
Hutchinson News, 12/5/2006 [Newsbank article]

Carl Manning
Neufeld elected House Speaker
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 12/5/2006

Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Neufeld voted new House speaker
Salina Journal, 12/5/2006 [Newsbank article]

Steve Vockrodt
Three local representatives chosen for House leadership
Olathe Daily News, 12/5/2006

Martin Hawver
Good news for legislators
Junction City Daily Union, 12/5/2006

Carl Manning
Republicans elect Neufeld
Junction City Daily Union, 12/5/2006

Steve Kraske
Kansas GOP leader to quit
Kansas City Star, 12/6/2006 [Newsbank article]

Carl Manning
GOP leader leaving politics
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/6/2006

Only two area lawmakers in House leadership
Wichita Eagle, 12/6/2006 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Capitol ideas, advice
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/6/2006 [Newsbank article]

Merrick a good choice for majority leader [opinion]
Olathe Daily News, 12/6/2006

Tom Bell
Term limits have pros and cons
Salina Journal, 12/6/2006 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild and Chad Lawhorn
Speaker to Lawrence: Don't fret
Lawrence Journal World, 12/7/2006

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
New House Speaker it's about Kansas [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/7/2006

If Shallenburger can't do it, can anyone?
Wichita Eagle, 12/7/2006 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
House caucus elects leadership team
Lawrence Journal World, 12/7/2006

Editorial Board
Poor decision
Hutchinson News, 12/7/2006 [Newsbank article]

Lawmaker: Business isn't complying with Kansas disclosure law
Metro News, 12/8/2006

Martin Hawver
At the rail
Metro News, 12/8/2006

Associated Press
All-male House GOP leadership team draws notice
Hutchinson News, 12/8/2006 [Newsbank article]

Patrick Lowry
House GOP [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 12/8/2006

Neufeld's tone central to progress [opinion]
Manhattan Mercury, 12/8/2006 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Commerce, SRS chiefs to retire from Cabinet
Wichita Eagle, 12/9/2006 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Secretaries retire ahead of Sebelius' second term
Hutchinson News, 12/9/2006

Tim Carpenter
Sebelius begins Cabinet shift
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/9/2006

Papers need legal publications [opinion]
Olathe Daily News, 12/9/2006

The west goes east
Hutchinson News, 12/10/2006 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Parkinson calls for update
Salina Journal, 12/10/2006 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Western Kansas gains leadership clout in Legislature
Hutchinson News, 12/11/2006 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Western Kansas gains clout with new leaders
Lawrence Journal World, 12/11/2006

John Hanna
Western Kansas acquires new clout
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/11/2006

Jason Gertzen
Boosters look to legislatures
Kansas City Star, 12/12/2006 [Newsbank article]

Anna Staatz
State to go all out
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/12/2006

Seeking balance [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 12/12/2006

Ryan D. Wilson
City, Legislators agree to grow business, Tourism
Junction City Daily Union, 12/13/2006

Melvin Neufeld
Lawmakers must listen to each other
Dodge City Daily Globe, 12/13/2006

J-W Wire Reports
Kansas ranks no.2 in nation in disaster preparedness study
Lawrence Journal World, 12/13/2006

Karen Shideler
State no. 2 in disaster readiness
Wichita Eagle, 12/13/2006 [Newsbank article]

Bob Sigman
Going it alone in the House
Johnson County Sun, 12/14/2006

Chris Green
New committee leaders named for state House
Salina Journal, 12/14/2006 [Newsbank article]

Steve Vockrodt
Siegfreid, Kinzer to lead House groups
Olathe Daily News, 12/14/2006

Carl Manning
Speaker-Elect reduces House committees
Junction City Daily Union, 12/14/2006

Carl Manning
Area legislators tapped as leaders
Wichita Eagle, 12/14/2006 [Newsbank article]

May's legacy [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/14/2006

Tim Carpenter
Big bang? Docking may be impoded
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/14/2006

David Klepper
Kansas speaker picks chairmen
Kansas City Star, 12/14/2006 [Newsbank article]

Carl Manning
Speaker-elect reduces number of House committees
Dodge City Daily Globe, 12/14/2006

Scott Rothschild
Capitol restoration costs increasing
Lawrence Journal World, 12/15/2006

Scott Rothschild
State issues $200M in debt certificates
Lawrence Journal World, 12/15/2006

Tim Carpenter
Statehouse costs soaring through dome
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/15/2006 [Newsbank article]

Rhonda Holman
Imbalance few women in high places in House
Wichita Eagle, 12/15/2006 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Doug Mays 'A great experience'
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/15/2006 [Newsbank article]

Mike Belt
Constitution Hall may remain open during winter months
Lawrence Journal World, 12/15/2006

Stu Butcher
Secretary of State Thornburgh hears Chanute's story
Chanute Tribune, 12/16/2006

John Green
Helping Eaton plant stay open a legislative priority
Hutchinson News, 12/16/2006 [Newsbank article]

The Capital-Journal
State Guard
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/17/2006

David Klepper
$40 million added to bill
Kansas City Star, 12/18/2006 [Newsbank article]

Another need [editorial]
Salina Journal, 12/18/2006

Did you know? Symbolizing a dynasty
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/19/2006

Staff Reports
Representatives appointed to committees
Manhattan Mercury, 12/20/2006 [Newsbank article]

Third-quarter income growth strong in Kansas
Wichita Eagle, 12/21/2006 [Newsbank article]

J-W Staff Reports
Lawrence resident named to new board
Lawrence Journal World, 12/21/2006

Sebelius names Divine to state board
Salina Journal, 12/21/2006

Political cartoon
Olathe Daily News, 12/21/2006

Kevin Flaherty
Barone moved off committee
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 12/21/2006 [Newsbank article]

Mike Belt
Historic site to be open on weekends
Lawrence Journal World, 12/22/2006

Phyllis J. Zorn
Legislature to have a busy session when it convenes in January
Hays Daily News, 12/22/2006 [Newsbank article]

Kevin Flaherty
Legislators happy with committees
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 12/23/2006 [Newsbank article]

Shelby Smith
Legislature needs deadline
Wichita Eagle, 12/23/2006

Associated Press
Sebelius endorses raise for lawmakers
Wichita Eagle, 12/23/2006 [Newsbank article]

Committee assignments made for House session
Chanute Tribune, 12/23/2006 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Capitol Notebook
Dodge City Daily Globe, 12/23/2006

Season's greetings from Cedar Crest
Wichita Eagle, 12/24/2006 [Newsbank article]

Eric Weslander
Marijuana cited as major state crop
Lawrence Journal World, 12/24/2006

Patrick Lowry
Fair, not equal [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 12/24/2006

Anna Staatz
Treasure-trove awaits owners
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/25/2006

Associated Press
Treasurer's office faces record claims
Hutchinson News, 12/26/2006 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Millions left in property claims
Wichita Eagle, 12/26/2006 [Newsbank article]

Martin Hawver
Legislative pay is a tough issue
Junction City Daily Union, 12/26/2006

Would higher pay mean better laws?
Wichita Eagle, 12/27/2006

Sara Stites
Metsker chosen for House
Kansas City Star, 12/27/2006 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Governor encourages review of pay
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/27/2006

Revenue idea one toke over the line
Wichita Eagle, 12/28/2006

Reading Kansas' future in the cards [cartoon]
Olathe Daily News, 12/28/2006

The Capital-Journal
Public can attend inaugural events
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/29/2006

J-W Staff Reports
Area legislators named to lead committees
Lawrence Journal World, 12/29/2006

Sam Hartle
UG announces 2007 Legislative Agenda
Kansas City Kansan, 12/29/2006

A matter of respect [opinion]
Olathe Daily News, 12/29/2006

Dole Institute to host legislative forum
Lawrence Journal World, 12/30/2006

Jim Sullinger and David Klepper
Various new laws start Monday
Wichita Eagle, 12/31/2006 [Newsbank article]



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