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State Government

2007 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, 2007.

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
Page number within the clippings book where the article is found


Dolph C. Simons Jr
Kansas needs leaders to set 21st century direction and goals
Lawrence Journal World, 6/2/2007

Statehouse renovation how much? [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/4/2007

Martin Hawver
Legislators face some though decisions in 2008
Junction City Daily Union, 6/4/2007

Kathleen Sebelius
State's presence on Web impressive
Iola Register, 6/6/2007

Adam Vogler
Local legislators laud success of session
Chanute Tribune, 6/6/2007

Kathleen Sebelius
Technology creates new frontiers [opinion]
Chanute Tribune, 6/6/2007

Rachael Bossow
Legislators discuss veto session
Leavenworth Times, 6/6/2007

Jim Sullinger
Legislator urges budget changes
Kansas City Star, 6/8/2007

Raj Goyle
Common sense made a comeback
Wichita Eagle, 6/14/2007

Karl Peterjohn
Wasteful Statehouse spending
Olathe Daily News, 6/9-11/2007

Cultural literacy why did they name it...?
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/20/2007

Dan Voorhis
State cuts employment aid staff
Wichita Eagle, 6/22/2007

Edie Hall
New law separates pay, check
Hutchinson News, 6/23/2007

Carl Manning
English among state's new laws
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/28/2007

Carl Mannning
147 new laws take effect Sunday
Hutchinson News, 6/28/2007

Emily Behlmann
State LULAC official encourages Hispanics to use clout
Garden City Telegram, 6/20/2007

Derek Schmidt
Survey shows public leanings
Iola Register, 6/26/2007

David Klepper
New laws you should know
Wichita Eagle, 7/1/2007

Legislative signing
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/2/2007

John Hanna
Marble found in House floor
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/6/2007

Katie Stockstill
Several state laws take effect today
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 7/1/2007

David Klepper
Shoe thought to date to 19th century
Kansas City Star, 7/7/2007

Associated Press
Work at Statehouse reveals marble floor
Wichita Eagle, 7/8/2007

David Klepper
Kansas picks topics for off-season
Kansas City Star, 7/9/2007

James Carlson
Found: Shoe, circa late 1800s
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/10/2007

Martin Hawver
A political price comes with the budget's price
Kansas City Kansan, 7/3/2007

Our View
English only
Garden City Telegram, 6/30/2007

Scott Bershof and Julian Ortiz
Lost in translation
Garden City Telegram, 6/30/2007

David Klepper
Pay puts crimp on public life
Kansas City Star, 7/18/2007

Let's help keep government open [opinion]
Olathe Daily News, 7/17/2007

David Klepper
Grandeur can be costly
Kansas City Star, 7/24/2007

David Klepper
Capitol restoration surprises cost overruns overshadow discovered artifacts
Wichita Eagle, 7/24/2007

Emerson Lynn, Jr
Legislators' pay may decide who runs and why [opinion]
Iola Register, 7/20/2007

Patrick Lowry
Legislative pay [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 7/19/2007

Political cartoon
Olathe Daily News, 7/25/2007

Emerson Lynn Jr
A special session should be called for flood aid [opinion]
Iola Register, 7/27/2007

David Chartrand
It's official: The state needs to speak English
Hutchinson News, 7/29/2007

Tom Sloan
Health care, water and energy among top issues facing state
Lawrence Journal World, 8/15/2007

Scott Rothschild
Pay raise expected to boost Capitol diversity
Lawrence Journal World, 8/16/2007

Ric Anderson
Who thinks lawmakers need raise?
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/19/2007

All about Kansas know your state facts
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/20/2007

David Klepper
Pay-raise issue puts legislators in tough position
Kansas City Star, 8/20/2007

Jan Biles
A.G. helps break up dog fight
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/21/2007

Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
34 House memebers, 11 senators attend legislator gathering
Hutchinson News, 8/19/2007

Chris Green
Lawmakers exploring salary hike options
Garden City Telegram, 8/16/2007

Special to the Courier
Rep. Kelley shares legislation ideas at national conference
Winfield Daily Courier, 8/17/2007

Rhonda Holman
Caution not eager for state immigration fight
Wichite Eagle, 8/22/2007

Editorial Board
Legislative pay [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 8/21/2007

Martin Hawver
What to do with legislative pay?
Junction City Daily Union, 8/20/2007

Bob Johnson
Legislative pay review in order [opinion]
Iola Register, 8/21/2007

Tom Bell
Low pay for legislators is hurtful [editorial]
Salina Journal, 8/22/2007

Diane Stafford
Need a license for a job? Check with your state
Kansas City Star, 8/25/2007

Dion Lefler
Thornburgh outlines run for governor
Wichita Eagle, 8/25/2007

All about Kansas know your state facts
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/27/2007

Finn Bullers and Melodee Hall Blobaum
Public Art Commission members confirmed
Kansas City Star, 8/31/2007

Lynn Franey
Job protections extended for state workers
Kansas City Star, 9/1/2007

James Carlson
Order extends policies to gays
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/1/2007

Scott Rothschild
Sexual-orientation discrimination outlawed
Lawrence Journal World, 9/1/2007

James Carlson
Wagnon goes from rotary club pioneer to president
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/2/2007

Legislative pay unconvincing [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/2/2007

Their first jobs how notable Kansans started
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/3/2007

Sarah Kessinger
Ex-congressman Jim Slattery says he is exploring Senate run
Hutchinson News, 9/6/2007

Jack Weinstein
7 art commission members chosen
Olathe Daily News, 9/1-3/2007

All about Kansas know your state facts
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/8/2007

All about Kansas know your state facts
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/15/2007

Associated Press
Statehouse to get new voting systems
Wichita Eagle, 9/18/2007

Scott Rothschild
Lawmakers stand behind capitol improvements
Lawrence Journal World, 9/18/2007

Spending frenzy
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/19/2007

Nice, but not really necessary [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 9/19/2007

Ric Anderson
Why spare expenses on capitol?
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/23/2007

All about Kansas know your facts
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/22/2007

Tim Carpenter
Salary reform proposed for state employees
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/25/2007

Michelle Butler
Defending spending
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/25/2007


Diane Elliot
Spending requests piling up for legislature [editorial]
Chanute Tribune, 12/27/07

Steve Rose
Predictions 2008
Johnson County Sun, 12/27/07

Will Manly
Area officials named to committee
Hays Daily News, 12/28/07

David Twiddy
Sprint, Sunflower among '07 headlines
Hays Daily News, 12/30/07

Tom Bell
A waste of dollars (continued) [editorial]
Salina Journal, 12/31/07



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