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Local Government

2006 Session - January through May

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 AGING, June through December, 2006.

The Clippings books are available for use in the library. You may photocopy articles from the books. If you have questions regarding this collection please feel free to contact State Library staff. Contact information is found at the top and bottom of this page.

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 LOCAL GOVERNMENT, January through May, 2006


Tim Hrenchir
Sand quarry a rocky issue
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/8/2006


Chris Moon
Riverfront plan has few fans in local legislators
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/9/2006


Sarah Kessinger
Lawmaker to take another run at easing consolidation
Hutchinson News, 1/10/2006 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Lawmaker to look at easing consolidation again
Garden City Telegram, 1/10/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Council picks Bonaparte
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Council approves assistant for Bunten
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2006


Darrin Stineman
Consolidation divide
Salina Journal, 1/11/2006 [Newsbank article]


Taylor Atkins
Image starting to emerge
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/12/2006


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Riverfront development not now [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/12/2006

Mike Belt
Laws, enforcement considered as part of national ranking
Lawrence Journal World, 1/12/2006


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
City Manager our first [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/13/2006


Associated Press
Lawrence homeless laws seen as tough
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/13/2006


'Govern' in government
Hutchinson News, 1/13/2006 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Manager choice takes in Topeka
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/15/2006


Finn Bullers
Former Kansan returning to run county agency
Kansas City Star, 1/15/2006 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Council to debate meeting time
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/16/2006


Under the dome
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2006


Clara Kilbourn
Dodge City receives $175,650 grant for sewer projects
Hutchinson News, 1/18/2006 [Newsbank article]


Salina Journal
Courier Views local governments [editorial]
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/18/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Benefits slowing contract talks
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/19/2006


Michael Hooper
Chamber celebrates job creation
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/20/2006 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
County to consider pay raise
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/22/2006


J-W Editorials
Leaking retail [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/22/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Council close to making deal
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/24/2006


Fredrick J. Johnson
County OKs raises
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/24/2006


Harris News Service
City and county consolidation bill to have hearing
Hutchinson News, 1/24/2006


Committee to review consolidation bill
Garden City Telegram, 1/24/2006


Chris Moon
Urban, rural interests at odds
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/26/2006


Phil Anderson
Parish plans finalized
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/26/2006


Sarah Kessinger
Lawmakers push local government consolidation bill
Hutchinson News, 1/26/2006 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Consolidation bill for government heard
Parsons Sun, 1/26/2006


Sarah Kessinger
Effort seeks to streamline government
Salina Journal, 1/26/2006 [Newsbank article]


LeRoy Wilson
Greeley County, Tribune await nod to consolidate governments
Garden City Telegram, 1/26/2006


Sarah Kessinger
Panel hears government consolidation bill
Hays Daily News, 1/26/2006 [Newsbank article]


Jim Sullinger and Finn Bullers
Idea to combine counties stuns lawmakers
Kansas City Star, 1/27/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Bunten: City has natural beauty
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/27/2006


Sarah St. John
Senator proposes merging counties
Olathe Daily News, 1/27/2006


Associated Press
Lawmaker suggests unifying Johnson, Wyandotte counties
Hutchinson News, 1/28/2006


Mike Hendricks
Reactions split on counties' merger
Kansas City Star, 1/28/2006 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
County seeks info on runoff issue
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/30/2006


Make it easier to merge governments
Wichita Eagle, 1/30/2006 [Newsbank article]


County line roadblocks [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 1/31/2006 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Jo-Dot County?
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/1/2006


"Two, Ringside" [cartoon]
Kansas City Star, 2/1/2006


David Klepper
Joining two counties gets cool reception
Kansas City Star, 2/1/2006


Michael Hooper
Business hall of fame
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/1/2006


Special to The Olathe News
Lawmakers greet county merger plan with skepticism
Olathe Daily News, 2/1/2006


Tom Bell
Look who's talking [editorial]
Salina Journal, 2/1/2006 [Newsbank article]


Carmen Cardinal
State Sen. Chris Steineger calls for JOCO/WYCO consolidation study
Kansas City Kansan, 2/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Bunten power 'gray'
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/2/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Bonaparte inks city deal
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/3/2006


Stop complaining that we're cutting your funding
Wichita Eagle, 2/3/2006 [Newsbank article]


Peggy Mooney
Mayor wants Topeka to be special to Kansans
Metro News, 2/3/2006


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Mayor's authority write it down [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/4/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Building code resolution to be considered
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/5/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Affected residents win vote
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/7/2006


Chris Moon
Panel rejects dual majority
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/8/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Contract isn't done deal
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/8/2006


Sarah Kessinger
Local government consolidation bill goes to Senate floor
Hutchinson News, 2/9/2006 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Council to weigh city manager deal
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/10/2006


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Building codes one will do [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/11/2006


John Schlageck
Fundamental fairness
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/11/2006


Dolph C. Simons Jr
Failure to properly plan likely to hamper progress in city
Lawrence Journal World, 2/11/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Commissioners to discuss conflict
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/12/2006


Scott Rothschild
Voluntary consolidation
Lawrence Journal World, 2/13/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Bonaparte contract on agenda
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/13/2006


Tim Hrenchir
County OKs $5.8 million budget for Croco widening
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/14/2006


Scott Bershof
County looks at staff cuts, budget crunch
Garden City Telegram, 2/14/2006


Tom Bell
Let the local folks decide [editorial]
Salina Journal, 2/14/2006 [Newsbank article]


From the Salina Journal
Let locals decide [editorial]
Parsons Sun, 2/14/2006


Chris Moon
Merger proposal advances in Senate
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/15/2006


Chad Lawhorn
City hears ideas for downtown safety
Lawrence Journal World, 2/15/2006


Sarah Kessinger
Consolidation bill advances
Garden City Telegram, 2/15/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Council OKs contract
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/15/2006


Sarah Kessinger
Consolidation bill advanced by senators
Hays Daily News, 2/15/2006 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Amended consolidation bill advanced
Hutchinson News, 2/15/2006 [Newsbank article]


Local mergers
Kansas City Star, 2/16/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Shucks, Topeka, you're welcome down here
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/16/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Council issue isn't water under bridge
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/16/2006


Tom Bell
Keep authority local [editorial]
Salina Journal, 2/17/2006 [Newsbank article]


Kansas communities share $3.5 M plus in federal funds
Chanute Tribune, 2/17/2006


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
City-County consolidation less bad [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/18/2006


Tim Hrenchir
County to get runoff update
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/19/2006


George Diepenbrock and Jesse Fry
Lawrence, Topeka rivalry heats up
Lawrence Journal World, 2/19/2006


Ric Anderson
Manhattan employee arrested
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/20/2006 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
County discusses land switch
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/21/2006


John D. Montgomery
Consolidation [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 2/21/2006 [Newsbank article]


LeRoy Wilson
Hayzlett working closely on consolidation
Garden City Telegram, 2/21/2006


Mary Clarkin
County commissioners consider hiring a chief financial officer
Hutchinson News, 2/22/2006 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Township gets OK for transfer
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/23/2006


Dolph C. Simons Jr
Lawrence can't afford shortsighted, inefficient use of funds
Lawrence Journal World, 2/25/2006


Robert G. Booe
Unilateral end
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/25/2006 [Newsbank article]


Chris Green
Chamber axes annexation limitation
Hutchinson News, 2/25/2006 [Newsbank article]


Ric Anderson
City looks for help, wades into Capitol
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/2/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Meeting recordings could go online
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/2/2006


Tim Hrenchir
County to ponder benefit district
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/5/2006


Tim Hrenchir
City commission forces out Lawrence official
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/9/2006


Ric Anderson
Topeka wants law repealed
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/9/2006


Dolph C. Simons Jr
Hiring a new city manager poses challenge for commission
Lawrence Journal World, 3/11/2006


Chad Lawhorn
City manager leaves with $121K, raise
Lawrence Journal World, 3/11/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Mayor's power at issue
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/12/2006


Tim Hrenchir
County to hear about roof
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/12/2006


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
City manager finally [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/13/2006 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Mayor's powers too soon [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/14/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Topekans voted in 2004 to change government's form
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/14/2006


Joel Mathis
City won't receive federal aid for storm
Lawrence Journal World, 3/15/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Leader greeted by city
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/16/2006


Karen Mikols
Hays leaders take job, housing concerns to Topeka
Hays Daily News, 3/16/2006 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Council to eye code of ethics
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/20/2006


Tim Hrenchir
County greets city chief
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/21/2006


Mary Clarkin
Kerr pushes consolidation bill
Hutchinson News, 3/21/2006 [Newsbank article]


Purely a local issue
Hutchinson News, 3/22/2006 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Consolidation bill changed before advancing in the House
Parsons Sun, 3/22/2006


Tim Hrenchir
City panel to address ethics
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/22/2006


John D. Montgomery
Historic status [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 3/23/2006 [Newsbank article]


Hal Lockard
Mayors take delivery duty
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/23/2006


Tim Hrenchir
County may cut facilities position
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/23/2006


Sarah Kessinger
Brungardt seeks to defeat 'dual majority'
Hutchinson News, 3/24/2006 [Newsbank article]


Fredrick J. Johnson
County merges two agencies
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/24/2006


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
City code of ethics nice gesture
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/24/2006


Joel Mathis
Ad campaign rolls out welcome mat to Topeka
Lawrence Journal World, 3/26/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Local officials plan D. C. trip
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/28/2006


John D. Montgomery
County mergers [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 3/30/2006 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Trip to Washington viewed as unified
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/31/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Initial Topeka clean-up planned
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/31/2006


Sarah Kessinger
Consolidation bill might be sign of times
Hutchinson News, 3/31/2006 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
City-county merger bill moves to conference
Hutchinson News, 4/1/2006 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
City-County consolidation majority rule
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/4/2006


Mary Clarkin
Write-ins win offices; tax increases pass
Hutchinson News, 4/5/2006 [Newsbank article]


Rachael Bossow
County commission reviews five-year project plan
Leavenworth Times, 4/5/2006


Dave Ranney
Survey asks homeless if Lawrence deserves 2nd-meanest city ranking
Lawrence Journal World, 4/6/2006


Adam Lee
Trouble in Paradise?
Johnson County Sun, 4/6/2006


Please, not like Jackson County
Johnson County Sun, 4/6/2006


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Doug Kinsinger smooth talker
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/7/2006


Dave Skretta
Towns take novel approach to survival
Parsons Sun, 4/7/2006


John D. Montgomery
A northwest voice [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 4/7/2006 [Newsbank article]


Dave Skretta
Survival of the consolidated?
Lawrence Journal World, 4/7/2006


Dave Kerr
Love affair with local government costly
Hutchinson News, 4/9/2006


J-W Editorials
Seeking the best [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 4/12/2006


Steve Vockrodt
State of the county Surbaugh calls for cooperation
Olathe Daily News, 4/12/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Councilman proposes to dilute power of mayor
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/12/2006


Jack "Miles" Ventimiglia
Cooperation reasonable expectation, Gerlach says
Johnson County Sun, 4/13/2006


Bob Sigman
County tax on line
Johnson County Sun, 4/13/2006


Fredrick J. Johnson
County district changes possible
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/14/2006 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Elections could go partisan
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/15/2006


Tim Hrenchir
County looks at modifying districts
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/16/2006


Chad Lawhorn
Should mayor's powers change?
Lawrence Journal World, 4/16/2006


Jim Sullinger
Rocky romance
Kansas City Star, 4/16/2006 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Mayor's voting power slow down
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/17/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Improvements lead city agenda
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/17/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Redistricting to affect 9,600
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/18/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Panel gets infrastructure plan
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/19/2006


Mary Clarkin
Reno officials planning to honor county's namesake
Hutchinson News, 4/20/2006 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Council panel considers ethics
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/20/2006


J-W Editorials
Business interference [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 4/21/2006


The Capital-Journal
Play it safe
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/21/2006 [Newsbank article]


Ron Knox
States of confusion
Lawrence Journal World, 4/21/2006


Randy Scholfield
Can do? Make Wichita greener
Wichita Eagle, 4/22/2006 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Quality of life budget it all [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/23/2006


Mike Corn
Chatting up the 'C' word
Hays Daily News, 4/26/2006 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Bid process on commission slate
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/27/2006


Sarah Kessinger
Statewide consolidation effort stalls
Hutchinson News, 4/29/2006 [Newsbank article]


Dolph C. Simons Jr
Partisan politics wouldn't benefit City Commission elections
Lawrence Journal World, 4/29/2006


Steve Painter
Local-funding plan fails in Senate
Wichita Eagle, 4/30/2006 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
City to discuss charter matters
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/1/2006


Michael Hooper
TCVB gets new name
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/2/2006


Ric Anderson
Mayor retains power -- for now
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/3/2006


Ric Anderson
Ban stalls on backyard vehicle parking
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/3/2006


Mark Wiebe
Edwardsville mayor, council clash on action
Kansas City Star, 5/4/2006 [Newsbank article]


Compromise found on local government consolidation bill
Hutchinson News, 5/4/2006


Sarah Kessinger
Lawmakers trim consolidation bill to garner support
Hutchinson News, 5/6/2006 [Newsbank article]


Bill Hummell and Fredrick J. Johnson
Dobler to leave city job
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/6/2006


Amanda O'Toole
State funds will revamp downtown Augusta, create trail in Derby
Wichita Eagle, 5/9/2006 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Budget proposal would slash arts, social services
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/9/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Council sets city priorities in work session
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/9/2006


Tom Bell
League finds smart option [editorial]
Salina Journal, 5/9/2006 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Government consolidation bill moves to Gov. Sebelius
Hutchinson News, 5/10/2006 [Newsbank article]


Adam Torres
Turmoil in Edwardsville
Kansas City Kansan, 5/10/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Council rejects budget plan
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/10/2006


Chris Moon
Merger bill passes
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/10/2006


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Neil Dobler model servant [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/11/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Public works search begun
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/12/2006


John D. Montgomery
Consolidation [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 5/12/2006 [Newsbank article]


John Green
Kansas mayors to meet in Hutchinson
Hutchinson News, 5/15/2006 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Mayor likely to retain some vote power
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/16/2006


Rachael Bossow
Deadline nears for candidates
Leavenworth Times, 5/18/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Mayor's powers on city agenda
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/22/2006


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Mayor's vote clear it up [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/23/2006


Ric Anderson
Council preserves mayor's voting power
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/24/2006


Chad Lawhorn
Upkeep of roads, sewers a concern
Lawrence Journal World, 5/29/2006


Finn Bullers
Mayors, county can't afford to fight
Kansas City Star, 5/30/2006 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Hotel rates hospitality [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/31/2006


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