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State Government

2007 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 STATE GOVERNMENT, January through May, 2007.

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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, January through May, 2007


Daniel McCoy
Inauguration events starts at WSU
Wichita Eagle, 1/1/2007 [Newsbank article]


David Twiddy
Sales, strikes and immigration define 2006 for Kansas businesses
Manhattan Mercury, 1/1/2007


Fred Mann
Up for grabs $300 million surplus awaits state legislature
Wichita Eagle, 1/1/2007 [Newsbank article]


J-W Editorial
Legislature looms [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/2/2007


Saving for the rain
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/2/2007


Martin Hawver
When East meets west in the legislature
Junction City Daily Union, 1/2/2007


Jessica Tims
Lawmakers should try to play nice in 2007 [editorial]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 1/3/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
KPERS shortcoming a priority for session
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/4/2007


Key business issues in Topeka
Wichita Eagle, 1/4/2007


Nick Sloan
WyCo legislators assigned to committees
Kansas City Kansan, 1/4/2007


Dan Voorhis
Lower costs & broader economy 2007 legislative wish list
Wichita Eagle, 1/4/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sebelius agenda on target [opinion]
Johnson County Sun, 1/4/2007


Glen Staab
Bringing in the New Year with thanks
Hays Daily News, 1/4/2007


Tim Carpenter
Economic development governor plans full agenda
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/5/2007


Fred Mann
Kansas sports figures open inaugural events
Wichita Eagle, 1/5/2007 [Newsbank article]


Martin Hawver
At the rail
Metro News, 1/5/2007


Peggy Mooney
Out and About
Metro News, 1/5/2007

Jim Sullinger and David Klepper
New Kansas laws take effect
Kansas City Star, 1/5/2007 [Newsbank article]


Chris Green
Kansans traveling to inaugural events
Hutchinson News, 1/5/2007 [Newsbank article]


Chad Lawhorn
New money a challenge for legislators
Lawrence Journal World, 1/5/2007


Alisha Cooper
Legislators prepare for new year
Junction City Daily Union, 1/5/2007


Ryan D. Wilson
Swanson eager to improve development, promotion of Kansas
Junction City Daily Union, 1/5/2007


Melissa Smith
Williams heads to the House
Chanute Tribune, 1/5/2007 [Newsbank article]


Trimmer appointed to standing committees
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/5/2007


Ann Charles
Be in contact with legislators [opinion]
Chanute Tribune, 1/5/2007 [Newsbank article]


Bob Johnson
Otto asked to rein in Phelps
Iola Register, 1/5/2007


Randy Scholfield
Fans? Hall facing long yardage
Wichita Eagle, 1/6/2007


Off the easel [cartoon]
Kansas City Star, 1/6/2007

Tim Carpenter
Speaker outlines House agenda
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/6/2007


Melissa Smith
Umbarger's agenda ready for Senate
Chanute Tribune, 1/6/2007 [Newsbank article]


Chris Green
Ingalls lawmaker takes over speaker's role
Chanute Tribune, 1/6/2007 [Newsbank article]


Nick Sloan
WyCo legislators discuss education, eminent domain at forum
Kansas City Kansan, 1/6/2007


Scott Rochat
Lawmakers prepare for new term
Emporia Gazette, 1/6/2007


Dennis Sharkey
Education, gaming, health care, energy top list of concerns for legislators
Leavenworth Times, 1/6/2007


2007 legislative agenda
Wichita Eagle, 1/7/2007 [Newsbank article]


The story just continues to get stranger and stranger
Wichita Eagle, 1/7/2007 [Newsbank article]

Barbara Shelly
Education, conservation are challenges
Kansas City Star, 1/7/2007 [Newsbank article]


Crowson's view [cartoon]
Wichita Eagle, 1/7/2007


Rhonda Holman
Surplus legislative session ought to be collegial
Wichita Eagle, 1/7/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Getting the party started off right
Hutchinson News, 1/7/2007


John Hanna
Days of events lead up to Kansas inauguration
Lawrence Journal World, 1/7/2007


What's best for Kansas? Four experts speak out
Kansas City Star, 1/7/2007


The Kansas City Star
Tough issues facing Kansas should top legislative agenda
Kansas City Star, 1/7/2007 [Newsbank article]


Inaugural excess
Hutchinson News, 1/7/2007


James Carlson
Swearing-in a mix of sight and sound
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/7/2007


Inauguration costs are rising and Kansas is no exception
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/7/2007


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
2007 legislative session time for work
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/7/2007


Tim Carpenter
Few stay for long under the dome
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/7/2007


GOP presents its wish list
Kansas City Star, 1/7/2007


Dion Lefler
Kansas legislators find their plates full as session opens
Wichita Eagle, 1/7/2007 [Newsbank article]


Ann Marie Bush
Inauguration a style for her big day
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/7/2007


Tim Carpenter
2007 legislature the top issues 2007 House and 2007 Senate
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/7/2007


James Carlson
House sees shift in leadership
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/7/2007


Tim Carpenter
Statehouse capitol renovation
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/7/2007 [Newsbank article]


Will Manly
Northwest Kansas lawmakers outline priorities for 2007 Legislature
Hays Daily News, 1/7/2007


Tom A. Throne
Legislature opens doors Monday
Junction City Daily Union, 1/7/2007


Jeff Wright
State wish-list
Manhattan Mercury, 1/7/2007 [Newsbank article]


Jeff Wright
Carlin plans to temper spending
Manhattan Mercury, 1/7/2007 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Key players in 2007 Legislature
Lawrence Journal World, 1/8/2007


David Klepper
Wish lists offer something for everyone
Kansas City Star, 1/8/2007 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
What can Kansans gain from their 2007 legislature?
Lawrence Journal World, 1/8/2007


Jill Toyoshiba
Kansans celebrate their governor
Kansas City Star, 1/8/2007


Lindsey Geisler
Festival features activities for children, art show, Kansas food
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/8/2007 [Newsbank article]


Scott Schudy
Local ACLU optimistic about D.C. shake-up
Lawrence Journal World, 1/8/2007


Patrick S. Kelley
Signing bonuses are Square Two [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 1/8/2007 [Newsbank article]


Chris Green
Ingalls lawmaker receives the gavel
Hutchinson News, 1/8/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Budget picture brighter; but commitments loom
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 1/8/2007


Sebelius begins anew
Emporia Gazette, 1/8/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Sebelius: No complacency
Manhattan Mercury, 1/8/2007


Legislature's agenda full [opinion]
Manhattan Mercury, 1/8/2007 [Newsbank article]


Eric Swanson
New speaker: Teamwork is essential to making good policy
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/8/2007


John Hanna
Budget picture brighter, but not sunny
Hutchinson News, 1/8/2007


Kristen Waggener
Political party
Garden City Telegram, 1/8/2007


Sam Hananel
Bush declares disaster in state
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/9/2007


House GOP agenda keeps it simple
Wichita Eagle, 1/9/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sebelius address hopeful but not likely
Wichita Eagle, 1/9/2007 [Newsbank article]

Sharon Stauffer
Inaugural activities service speaks to all faiths
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/9/2007


Anthony S. Bush
What are the burning issues?
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/9/2007

Dion Lefler
GOP sets agenda on first day of session
Wichita Eagle, 1/9/2007 [Newsbank article]


Diane Carroll
Comings and goings highlight first day
Kansas City Star, 1/9/2007 [Newsbank article]


Bonnie Bing
2,000 dine, dance at governor's ball
Wichita Eagle, 1/9/2007 [Newsbank article]


James Carlson
Legislators speak of civility
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/9/2007


Bill Blankenship
No place like home
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/9/2007 [Newsbank article]


David Klepper
Bipartisan spirit infuses Kansas inaugural events
Kansas City Star, 1/9/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Sebelius takes oath of office
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/9/2007


John Hanna
Sebelius challenges Kansans
Salina Journal, 1/9/2007


Amy Bickel
Kansas to receive aid after storm
Hutchinson News, 1/9/2007


Carl Manning
Senate unveils priorities
Iola Register, 1/9/2007


John Hanna
Sebelius sees bright future for second term
Lawrence Journal World, 1/9/2007


Associated Press
Gov. Sebelius calls for 'new politics of true empowerment'
Chanute Tribune, 1/9/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Day at the Legislature
Chanute Tribune, 1/9/2007


John Hanna
Urging citizens to act
Hutchinson News, 1/9/2007


Our View moving forward
Garden City Telegram, 1/9/2007


John Hanna
Inauguration Sebelius calls for 'new politics of true empowerment'
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/9/2007


Associated Press
Sebelius: Kansans can't be complacent about future
Garden City Telegram, 1/9/2007


KPERS fix the fund [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/10/2007 [Newsbank article]


What values should guide state spending?
Wichita Eagle, 1/10/2007 [Newsbank article]

Ric Anderson
Must-see TV? Not for GOP
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/10/2007


Jim Sullinger and David Klepper
Education, health care, taxes lead GOP plan
Wichita Eagle, 1/10/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Policy agenda Senate GOP sets priorities
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/10/2007


State of the State
Lawrence Journal World, 1/10/2007


Mary Clarkin
Should Toto be the top dog?
Hutchinson News, 1/10/2007 [Newsbank article]


Carl Manning
Senate passes bill for education funds
Salina Journal, 1/10/2007


[Political cartoon]
Olathe Daily News, 1/10/2007


Jessica Tims
New year has a good start [editorial]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 1/10/2007

Parsons Sun
A new session [guest editorial]
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/10/2007


Mark Fagan
Funding approved to help attract national defense laboratory to state
Lawrence Journal World, 1/10/2007


State of the State address double vision
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2007


Scott Rothschild
Kansas economy a mixed report card
Lawrence Journal World, 1/11/2007


Scott Rothschild
Sebelius makes universal health coverage a state goal
Lawrence Journal World, 1/11/2007


Rhonda Holman
Balanced Governor's goals in line with GPO's
Wichita Eagle, 1/11/2007


Tim Carpenter
Senate president: Republicans won't sit idly by
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2007


Tim Carpenter
Sebelius looks to state's future
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2007


Text of Sebelius' 2007 State of the State Address
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2007


Sebelius focuses on energy, health
Hutchinson News, 1/11/2007 [Newsbank article]


Jim Sullinger and David Klepper
Sebelius stresses health, energy
Kansas City Star, 1/11/2007 [Newsbank article]


Kevin Flaherty
Sebelius' speech earns rave reviews
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 1/11/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Gov. calls for tax relief, conservation
Iola Register, 1/11/2007


Steve Vockrodt
State of the State Republicans: Gov. has similar goals
Olathe Daily News, 1/11/2007


Tom Bell
Don't penalize employers [editorial]
Salina Journal, 1/11/2007 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rochat
Lawmakers wait for specifics from governor
Emporia Gazette, 1/11/2007 [Newsbank article]


Jim Sullinger
Sebelius seeks 7.7% rise in general fund budget
Kansas City Star, 1/12/2007


Associated Press
Court upholds case against state
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/12/2007

Sebelius outlines plan for progress in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 1/12/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Bishops lay out policy priorities
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/12/2007
Tim Carpenter
Topeka senator's clout increases
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/12/2007

Tim Carpenter
State workers would get raise, bigger bonus
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/12/2007


Highlights of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' proposed 2008 budget
Wichita Eagle, 1/12/2007 [Newsbank article]


James Carlson
Governor details spending
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/12/2007 [Newsbank article]


Dion Lefler
Sebelius plan stresses tax cuts, health
Wichita Eagle, 1/12/2007 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Sebelius proposes all-day kindergarten, increased university funding
Lawrence Journal World, 1/12/2007


Editorial Board
Our full potential
Hutchinson News, 1/12/2007 [Newsbank article]


Kevin Flaherty
First week is business as usual for legislature
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 1/13/2007 [Newsbank article]


David Klepper
Across Kansas
Kansas City Star, 1/13/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Being fluent a goal of bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/13/2007 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
State of the State one for all [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/13/2007


Blog Excerpts
Wichita Eagle, 1/13/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Across Kansas
Kansas City Star, 1/14/2007 [Newsbank article]


Special session when 90 days isn't enough
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/14/2007


Scott Rothschild
Lawmakers plan to think big in 2007
Lawrence Journal World, 1/14/2007


J-W Editorial
Positive tone [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/14/2007


Glenda Overstreet
It's more than casting a vote
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/14/2007


House bill pushes English as Kansas' official language
Lawrence Journal World, 1/14/2007


Associated Press
Another shot for English-only bill
Wichita Eagle, 1/14/2007 [Newsbank article]


Dennis McKinney
At the end of the day, we're Kansans first, not politicians
Hutchinson News, 1/14/2007


Janis Lee
Plenty included in budget
Hays Daily News, 1/14/2007


The Parsons Sun
Talk to lawmakers
Junction City Daily Union, 1/14/2007


John Hanna
Call for universal coverage not as bold as it sounds
Lawrence Journal World, 1/15/2007


Chris Green
McKinney leads diverse list of Dems
Garden City Telegram, 1/15/2007


Chris Green
McKinney leads diverse group
Hutchinson News, 1/15/2007 [Newsbank article]


Bette Ford
Take care of retirees [letter to the editor]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/16/2007 [Newsbank article]


Kansas symbols
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/16/2007


Patrick S. Kelley
Officially official [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 1/16/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tom Bell
How dems get the job done [editorial]
Salina Journal, 1/16/2007 [Newsbank article]


Staff Reports
Smoky Hills Public TV to broadcast legislature show
Hutchinson News, 1/17/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Topeka| Governor's chief counsel leaves
Kansas City Star, 1/17/2007


Tim Carpenter
Dems unveil 2007 agenda
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/17/2007


Budget watch what are they making?
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/17/2007


Jim Sullinger, David Klepper and Dion Lefler
Bill would give state early U.S. primary
Wichita Eagle, 1/17/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Democrats list priorities for session
Emporia Gazette, 1/17/2007


Jonathan Williams
Looking ahead to the 2007 legislative session
Kansas City Kansan, 1/17/2007


Associated Press
Kansas House democrats set 2007 agenda
Junction City Daily Union, 1/17/2007


First legislative coffee of '07 set for Saturday
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/17/2007


English-only bill not about language
Wichita Eagle, 1/18/2007


Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Sebelius lays out agenda at Wichita Chamber meeting
Wichita Eagle, 1/18/2007 [Newsbank article]


Short shrift may pay off [opinion]
Johnson County Sun, 1/18/2007


Associated Press
Storm costs high
Iola Register, 1/18/2007


Estimate in millions
Emporia Gazette, 1/18/2007


John Hanna
Governor backs campaign reforms
Junction City Daily Union, 1/18/2007


Kathleen Sebelius
State's future bright if we work together
Olathe Daily News, 1/18/2007


Political cartoon [cartoon]
Olathe Daily News, 1/18/2007


Greta Goodwin
Legislative session is off and running
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/18/2007


Emerson Lynn Jr
Kansas should hike its minimum wage to new federal level
Iola Register, 1/18/2007


Glenn Staab
Filling up, breaking down, looking up
Hays Daily News, 1/18/2007


Jeanne Richardson
Arkansas City museum receives grant from KDOC
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/19/2007


'Ask your legislator' begins '07 season
Iola Register, 1/19/2007


Associated Press
Earliest primary date may not be best
Manhattan Mercury, 1/19-20/2007


Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Hanging up
Chanute Tribune, 1/20/2007


Richard J. Sevart
Speak up for much-deserved raise in KPERS retirement [letter to the editor]
Chanute Tribune, 1/20/2007 [Newsbank article]


James Carlson
State's debt has steadily been rising
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/20/2007


Kevin Flaherty
Kansas Senate 'off to the races'
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 1/20/2007 [Newsbank article]


Kansas Legislature
Garden City Telegram, 1/20/2007


Sara Lutters Carrillo
Ignorance from House speaker
Garden City Telegram, 1/20/2007


Legislature is a reflection of the genius of our founders
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/20/2007


Rev. Andrew McHenry
Welcome differences [letter to the editor]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/21/2007 [Newsbank article]


J-W Staff Reports
Committee endorses Sebelius' appointments
Lawrence Journal World, 1/21/2007


Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Automated calls may go on list
Salina Journal, 1/21/2007 [Newsbank article]


Jim Morrison
Committe has a new mission
Hays Daily News, 1/21/2007


Dan Johnson
Budget a challenge
Hays Daily News, 1/21/2007


Scott Rothschild
Capitol briefing news from the Kansas Statehouse
Lawrence Journal World, 1/22/2007


Scott Rothschild
Experts: Immigration laws not a solution
Lawrence Journal World, 1/22/2007


Mike Hendricks
Too many legislators with too much time
Kansas City Star, 1/22/2007 [Newsbank article]


Harris News Staff
Democrats to stop unwanted political 'robo calls'
Hutchinson News, 1/22/2007 [Newsbank article]


House confirmation
Emporia Gazette, 1/22/2007


Associated Press
Kansas's 'Slave State' document on display
Junction City Daily Union, 1/22/2007


Derek Schmidt
Legislative agenda light in Topeka
Iola Register, 1/22/2007


Eric Swanson
Lawmakers: Legislature is likely to eliminate franchise tax
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/22/2007


Associated Press
Disaster aid offered to Kansas
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/23/2007


Associated Press
Bill would fund busing for additional students
Wichita Eagle, 1/23/2007 [Newsbank article]

Jim Sullinger
Kansas Republicans up the ante on tax cuts
Kansas City Star, 1/23/2007 [Newsbank article]


Ron Sylvester
State seeks rapid response volunteers to manage a crisis
Wichita Eagle, 1/23/2007 [Newsbank article]

Ken Bazil
Many languages
Emporia Gazette, 1/23/2007 [Newsbank article]


Don Small
Conserve spending
Emporia Gazette, 1/23/2007 [Newsbank article]


Diane Costello
Week 2 at the Statehouse [opinion]
Olathe Daily News, 1/23/2007


Andrew McHenry
Bigotry fueling English-only bill [letter to the editor]
Garden City Telegram, 1/23/2007


Tim Carpenter
Immigrants talk the talk
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/24/2007


Carl Manning
Kan. legislators try to deal with immigration
Hutchinson News, 1/24/2007


From Journal Wire Services
Immigrant advocates: Drop bill
Salina Journal, 1/24/2007


Carl Manning
Legislators looking at ways to deal with illegal immigrants
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/24/2007


Sarah Kessinger
Official English bill making its way to Legislature
Garden City Telegram, 1/24/2007


Greta Goodwin
Senate has already seen 120-plus bills
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/24/2007


Tim Carpenter
Statehouse news rules considered
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/25/2007


Bill Hummell
Events highlight state's birth
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/25/2007


Tim Carpenter
New panel to study state employee pay
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/25/2007


Sarah Kessinger
Official English bill to have hearing next week
Chanute Tribune, 1/25/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tom A. Throne
Warming the business climate in Kansas
Junction City Daily Union, 1/25/2007


Jonathan Williams
Looking ahead to the 2007 legislative session [opinion]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/25/2007


Lawmakers to examine state employees' pay plan
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/25/2007


John Hanna
Senate panel reviews smoking ban
Junction City Daily Union, 1/25/2007


David Holroyd
The whole story [letter to the editor]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/26/2007


Associated Press
Senate panel advances bill to renew Kansas Lottery
Chanute Tribune, 1/26/2007 [Newsbank article]


Mike Corn
Legislative matters, and why the environment matters even more
Hays Daily News, 1/26/2007


Emerson Lynn Jr
'Official English' not necessary for Kansans [opinion]
Iola Register, 1/26/2007


Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Eating cheap
Chanute Tribune, 1/27/2007 [Newsbank article]


Kevin Flaherty
Legislators look at soaring revenues
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 1/27/2007


Ann Charles
Kansas at 146 [opinion]
Chanute Tribune, 1/27/2007 [Newsbank article]


Dan Voorhis
Sebelius names director of Kansas Energy Office
Wichita Eagle, 1/27/2007 [Newsbank article]


Happy Birthday, Kansas celebrating state's big day
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/27/2007


Beccy Tanner
Homegrown faith
Wichita Eagle, 1/27/2007 [Newsbank article]


Teresa Walters
Cost of doing nothing [letter to the editor]
Emporia Gazette, 1/27-28/2007


Eating cheap
Hutchinson News, 1/28/2007 [Newsbank article]


Ralph Ostmeyer
Public payrolls, schools and water
Hays Daily News, 1/28/2007


Karen Mikols
Legislators talk budget, education, energy
Hays Daily News, 1/28/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Roberts hopeful of landing bioscience lab
Manhattan Mercury, 1/28/2007


Beccy Tanner
The Kansas game
Wichita Eagle, 1/28/2007 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Capitol briefing
Lawrence Journal World, 1/29/2007


Jesse Fray
Today, it's a state of celebration
Lawrence Journal World, 1/29/2007


Brent D. Wistrom and Jim Sullinger
Bills aim to repeal cities' gun bans
Wichita Eagle, 1/29/2007 [Newsbank article]


Lawmakers are moving forward with GOP agenda
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/29/2007


Anna Staatz
Morrison: Water fight only beginning
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/30/2007


Diane Costello
Week 3 at the Statehouse
Olathe Daily News, 1/30/2007


Ed Trimmer
House bills will be introduced
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/30/2007


Greta Gooddwin
Long days are the norm at the State Capitol
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/30/2007


Jessica Tims
Area schools celebrate Kansas' 149th anniversary [editorial]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 1/30/2007 [Newsbank article]


Bill Loebel
Meet KPERS obligation [letter to the editor]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/31/2007 [Newsbank article]


Other action Tuesday
Kansas City Star, 1/31/2007

Tim Carpenter
Senator hopes to nudge federal government
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/31/2007


John Hanna
GOP-controlled House to settle race
Lawrence Journal World, 1/31/2007


Dion Lefler
Bill may end ban on free meals for state workers
Wichita Eagle, 1/31/2007 [Newsbank article]


James Carlson
House cooking up deal on meals
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/31/2007


Erie, Fredonia on KDOC grant list
Chanute Tribune, 1/31/2007 [Newsbank article]


Steve Vockrodt
Audit: Kansas overpays benefits
Olathe Daily News, 1/31/2007


Rachael Bossow
Local leaders on task force
Leavenworth Times, 1/31/2007


Rhonda Holman
Campuses Governor's plan deserves full debate
Wichita Eagle, 2/1/2007 [Newsbank article]


David Klepper
Bill would mandate English language
Kansas City Star, 2/1/2007 [Newsbank article]
David Klepper
Bill to make English state's official language has committee hearing
Wichita Eagle, 2/1/2007 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
English creates Capitol buzz
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/1/2007


Scott Rothschild
House looking harder at language bill
Lawrence Journal World, 2/1/2007


Sarah Kessinger
English bill called divisive
Salina Journal, 2/1/2007


Hays Daily News
Other's view on smart energy:
Junction City Daily Union, 2/1/2007


Richard J. Sevart
Speak up for raise [letter to the editor]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/1/2007


James Carlson
Executive session laws could change
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/1/2007


Who's responsible for overpayments? [opinion]
Olathe Daily News, 2/1/2007

Sarah Kessinger
Critics call English bill divisive
Garden City Telegram, 2/1/2007


Martin Hawver
At the rail
Metro News, 2/2/2007


Emily Behlmann
Many say they're driven to learn English
Garden City Telegram, 2/2/2007


Other action
Kansas City Star, 2/2/2007


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Ethics legislation chew on this [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/2/2007


Ann Charles
'Official language' [opinion]
Chanute Tribune, 2/2/2007 [Newsbank article]


Carl Manning
Seat still in contention
Salina Journal, 2/2/2007

Stan Finger
Is Kansas suffering from global warming?
Wichita Eagle, 2/3/2007 [Newsbank article]


Harris News Service
Language debate raises eyebrows
Garden City Telegram, 2/3/2007


Katie Stockstill
College repairs dominate agendas
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/3/2007


Chairman seeks vote on state's official language
Wichita Eagle, 2/3/2007 [Newsbank article]


Rachael Bossow
Lt. governor has high hopes for Kansas
Leavenworth Times, 2/3/2007


Harris News Service
Derby lawmaker equates English-only with compassion
Hays Daily News, 2/4/2007


Patrick Lowry
English only [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 2/4/2007


Official business [letter to the editor]
Hutchinson News, 2/4/2007 [Newsbank article]


Getting together [letter to the editor]
Hutchinson News, 2/4/2007 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Capitol briefing
Lawrence Journal World, 2/5/2007


James Carlson
House race could shift committees
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/5/2007


George Diepenbrock
Roberts to push lab effort at Legislature
Lawrence Journal World, 2/5/2007


Special to the Hays Daily News
State seeks emergency-team volunteers
Hays Daily News, 2/5/2007


Associated Press
Roberts lobbies legislature to push for national biodefense site
Emporia Gazette, 2/5/2007


Editorial Board
English only
Hutchinson News, 2/5/2007 [Newsbank article]


Candidate filing deadline approaches for Silver Haired Legislature
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/5/2007


Getting together
Garden City Telegram, 2/5/2007


John Hanna
No more 'food police'
Hutchinson News, 2/5/2007


John Hanna
Lighter food rules on table
Garden City Telegram, 2/5/2007


Anna Staatz
Groups speak in favor
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/6/2007 [Newsbank article]


Richard Harris
Democrats are ignoring motive and will of voters
Kansas City Star, 2/6/2007 [Newsbank article]

Jim Sullinger and David Klepper
Roberts briefs state on luring federal lab
Wichita Eagle, 2/6/2007 [Newsbank article]


James Carlson
Roberts calls for unity, support
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/6/2007

Scott Rothschild
United front Roberts touts biodefense center efforts
Lawrence Journal World, 2/6/2007


Associated Press
Text of Sen. Pat Roberts speech to joint session of Kansas Legislature
Lawrence Journal World, 2/6/2007


Jim Sullinger and David Klepper
Federal project brings interest
Kansas City Star, 2/6/2007 [Newsbank article]


Diane Costello
Week four at the Statehouse
Olathe Daily News, 2/6/2007


Greta Goodwin
Senate looking at statewide smoking ban
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/6/2007


Tom Bell
No good purpose English bill [editorial]
Salina Journal, 2/6/2007


No need to look beyond Kansas [opinion]
Manhattan Mercury, 2/6/2007 [Newsbank article]


Rachael Bossow
County delegates attend joint session
Leavenworth Times, 2/6/2007


John Hanna
Awash in free food, solons prepare to loosen other's rules
Chanute Tribune, 2/6/2007


Joined at legislature sessions used to be common
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/6/2007


Jeff Wright
$5 million bio-facility lure is set
Manhattan Mercury, 2/7/2007 [Newsbank article]


Bill Otto
Education tops week's agenda
Iola Register, 2/7/2007
Jonathan Williams
The Virtue of a self-imposed spending cap for the Kansas Legislature
Kansas City Kansan, 2/7/2007

Stephanie Farley
FEMA continues to assess storm damage
Garden City Telegram, 2/7/2007


Other action [letter to the editor]
Kansas City Star, 2/7/2007


Jack Krebs
Bring science back
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/8/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Ticket sales could help fund Sports Hall of Fame
Wichita Eagle, 2/8/2007 [Newsbank article]


House OKs lab bill
Wichita Eagle, 2/8/2007


Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Forum examines state's bioscience plan
Wichita Eagle, 2/8/2007 [Newsbank article]


Chris Green
State looks into searchable Web site
Garden City Telegram, 2/8/2007


Biodefense bill
Junction City Daily Union, 2/8/2007


Crowson's view [cartoon]
Wichita Eagle, 2/9/2007


Jim Sullinger
Social events beckon
Wichita Eagle, 2/9/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Biodefense measures advance
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/9/2007


Competing for fed center
Wichita Eagle, 2/9/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Wichita-area lawmakers received most free meals
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/9/2007


State assistance ranked highly
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/9/2007
John Hanna
Wichita legislator tops free-food list
Wichita Eagle, 2/9/2007 [Newsbank article]

Kevin Wright
Legislative forum open to public
Olathe Daily News, 2/9/2007


Jeff Wright
Meeting of the minds for ag-defense center
Manhattan Mercury, 2/9-10/2007 [Newsbank article]

The Parsons Sun
A disingenuous purpose
Hutchinson News, 2/10/2007


Chris Green
History tempering budget debate
Garden City Telegram, 2/10/2007


Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Where's Mark?
Chanute Tribune, 2/10/2007


Dennis Sharkey
City pledges support for Bio-Agro facility
Leavenworth Times, 2/10/2007


Jonathan Williams
The virtue of a self-imposed spending cap for the Kansas Legislature
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/10/2007


Ric Anderson
Kansas best option for project
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/11/2007


Associated Press
National register omits some state historic sites
Wichita Eagle, 2/11/2007 [Newsbank article]


Alisha Cooper
Caffeinated communications
Junction City Daily Union, 2/11/2007


Chris Green
Legislators watching history
Hays Daily News, 2/11/2007


Harris News Service
Changing parties, resolutions
Hays Daily News, 2/11/2007


Scott Rothschild
Capitol briefing
Lawrence Journal World, 2/12/2007


Dennis Sharkey
Legislators update public on issues
Leavenworth Times, 2/13/2007


Diane Costello
Week five at the Statehouse
Olathe Daily News, 2/13/2007


John Hanna
Legislative notebook
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/13/2007


Ann Charles
Tunnel vision [opinion]
Chanute Tribune, 2/13/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Bill on English en route to House
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/14/2007


Kathleen Sebelius
Fiscal prudency key to progress
Iola Register, 2/14/2007


Greta Goodwin
Roberts touts facility to state leaders
Winfield Daily Globe, 2/14/2007


Gregory Schneider
What's in a word?
Kansas City Kansan, 2/14/2007


Sarah Kessinger
Committee supports English
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/14/2007

John Milburn
House panel endorses English-only bill
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/14/2007


Sarah Kessinger
Official English bill ready for House vote
Garden City Telegram, 2/14/2007


Rep. Williams appointed to task force
Chanute Tribune, 2/14/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Official language bill moves up for vote
Chanute Tribune, 2/14/2007 [Newsbank article]


Not exactly news that English is spoken here
Wichita Eagle, 2/15/2007


Associated Press
Tax phase-out bill advances
Iola Register, 2/15/2007


John Milburn
House apprves bill phasing out franchise tax
Junction City Daily Union, 2/15/2007


Gov. Kathleen Sebelius
Responsibility today key to progress tomorrow
Hutchinson News, 2/15/2007


Scott Rothschild
Sebelius signs bills for biodefense lab
Lawrence Journal World, 2/15/2007


Jonathan Williams
The virtue of a self-imposed spending cap
Hutchinson News, 2/15/2007


Associated Press
House approves bill phasing out franchise tax on businesses
Manhattan Mercury, 2/15/2007


George Diepenbrock
Biodefense proposals face deadline today
Lawrence Journal World, 2/16/2007


Jonathan Williams
The virtue of a self-imposed spending cap
Olathe Daily News, 2/16/2007


Associated Press
Funeral picketing bill heads for senate debate
Emporia Gazette, 2/16/2007


Dennis Sharkey
Bill would take conceal carry guidelines out of city's hands
Leavenworth Times, 2/16/2007


Ann Charles
Drop costly fix [opinion]
Chanute Tribune, 2/16/2007 [Newsbank article]


Kevin Flaherty
Vote on Alexa's Law postponed
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/17/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Governor introduces new leader for juvenile justice authority
Emporia Gazette, 2/17/2007


Tom Bell
Useless law given attention [opinion & editorial]
Salina Journal, 2/17/2007

Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Smoking ban nixed
Chanute Tribune, 2/17/2007 [Newsbank article]


Stephanie Farley
FEMA now urging better preparedness
Garden City Telegram, 2/17/2007


Openness first
Garden City Telegram, 2/17/2007


J-W Editorials
Biodefense bid [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/18/2007


Jim Morrison
Busy time fast approaching
Hays Daily News, 2/18/2007


Janis Lee
Issues on voting and registering
Hays Daily News, 2/18/2007


David Klepper
Bills back in Legislature
Kansas City Star, 2/19/2007 [Newsbank article]


David Klepper
Bill brings closer look at Merck's money ties
Kansas City Star, 2/19/2007 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
No time to punt [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/19/2007


Scott Rothschild
Lawrence often in legislative crosshairs
Lawrence Journal World, 2/19/2007


Scott Rothschild
Capitol briefing
Lawrence Journal World, 2/19/2007


Chris Green
Enforcer in Topeka
Salina Journal, 2/19/2007


Scott Bershof
State legislators discuss energy, health insurance at public forum
Garden City Telegram, 2/19/2007


David Klepper
Other news
Kansas City Star, 2/20/2007


Crowson's view [cartoon]
Wichita Eagle, 2/20/2007

Mario Goico
Officially english
Wichita Eagle, 2/20/2007 [Newsbank article]


Rhonda Holman
'Dog ugly' little to like in anti-immigrant bills
Wichita Eagle, 2/20/2007 [Newsbank article]


G. Atha Hale
Fight for KPERS raise [letter to the editor]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/20/2007 [Newsbank article]


Ric Anderson
Some bills seem kinda fishy
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/20/2007


Associated Press
House approves 'Alexa's Law' on fetal homicides
Lawrence Journal World, 2/20/2007


John Milburn
House approves Alexa's Law
Junction City Daily Union, 2/20/2007


David Klepper
Compromise reached on official language
Kansas City Star, 2/21/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
House eases terms, adds cash to English language bill
Wichita Eagle, 2/21/2007 [Newsbank article]

James Carlson
English language measure advances
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/21/2007


Ric Anderson
Language bill spurs passion
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/21/2007


Scott Rothschild
Official language bill advances
Lawrence Journal World, 2/21/2007


John Hanna
Proposals stall in house
Junction City Daily Union, 2/21/2007


Special to the Olathe News
Legislators agree on less-strict language legislation
Olathe Daily News, 2/21/2007


Courier Views
English as the language of frustration
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/21/2007


Tim Hoover
Officials are at odds over 'official' English meaning
Kansas City Star, 2/22/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Higher wage measure rejected
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2007


Crowson's view [cartoon]
Wichita Eagle, 2/22/2007
Sen. Donald Betts Jr
Balancing needs, funds is a challenge
Lawrence Journal World, 2/22/2007

Chris Green
Debate heated over minimum wage
Salina Journal, 2/22/2007


House ends long count [opinion]
Johnson County Sun, 2/22/2007


Language bill reflects reality [opinion]
Manhattan Mercury, 2/22/2007 [Newsbank article]


Carl Manning
House approves designating English as official language
Junction City Daily Union, 2/22/2007


Carl Manning
House approves designating English as official language
Junction City Daily Union, 2/22/2007


Ric Anderson
Too much of nothing going on
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/23/2007


J-W Editorials
Partisan distraction [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/23/2007

Scott Rothschild
Task force: Showing state's role key in landing biodefense facility
Lawrence Journal World, 2/23/2007


Associated Press
Bill ends waiting week for unemployed
Emporia Gazette, 2/23/2007


'Ask your legislator' on Sunday
Iola Register, 2/23/2007


Patrick Lowry
Senate vacancies [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 2/23/2007


Sam Hartle
Ethics group closely monitors lobbyists
Kansas City Kansan, 2/23/2007


Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Mistaken identity
Chanute Tribune, 2/24/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
House leader promises plan for university repairs soon
Wichita Eagle, 2/24/2007 [Newsbank article]


Harris News Service
Whitham gaining recognition
Garden City Telegram, 2/24/2007


Kathleen Sebelius
State of the state
Hays Daily News, 2/25/2007


Parsons Sun
On filling vacated seats
Junction City Daily Union, 2/25/2007


Scott Rothschild
Lab site could hinge on politics
Lawrence Journal World, 2/25/2007


Robert W. Butler
Kansas gives an encouraging word
Kansas City Star, 2/25/2007 [Newsbank article]


Ric Anderson
The the knead for literalcy
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/25/2007


Virginia Beamer
Legislation can have other effects
Hays Daily News, 2/25/2007


Martin Hawver
What effect would a transparency law have?
Junction City Daily Union, 2/26/2007


Bobbi Mlynar
Driver's license changes, health care topics of forum
Emporia Gazette, 2/26/2007 [Newsbank article]


Dion Lefler
At halfway mark, some bills win, others lose
Wichita Eagle, 2/26/2007 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Capitol briefing
Lawrence Journal World, 2/26/2007


David Klepper and Jim Sullinger
At halfway mark, much is left to do
Kansas City Star, 2/27/2007 [Newsbank article]


Ed Trimmer
Trimmer defends vote on language
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/27/2007


Hispanic Day set for Friday in Topeka
Garden City Telegram, 2/27/2007


Special to the Olathe News
Calm characterizes legislative session
Olathe Daily News, 2/27/2007


Sarah McIntosh
Remember the unseen
Olathe Daily News, 2/27/2007


Kathleen Sebelius
Innovation remains a priority for economy
Chanute Tribune, 2/27/2007 [Newsbank article]


Ann Charles
Super woes to ease [opinion]
Chanute Tribune, 2/27/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Sebelius plan to boost state pay encounters obstacle in GOP
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/28/2007


Tim Carpenter
Session remains work in progress
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/28/2007


John Hanna
Sebelius' pay-hike proposal hits snag
Hutchinson News, 2/28/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Senator delays pay-raise proposal
Lawrence Journal World, 2/28/2007


John Hanna
Checks for jobless might start earlier
Lawrence Journal World, 2/28/2007


Courier Views
Kelley's bill a good step
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/28/2007


Diane Costello
Week seven at the statehouse
Olathe Daily News, 2/28/2007


Associated Press
Sebelius plan to boost state workers' pay hits snag
Manhattan Mercury, 2/28/2007


Scott Rothschild
Statehouse restoration costs soar from $130M to $173M
Lawrence Journal World, 3/1/2007


Jack Miles
Summits beneficial to Kansas City
Johnson County Sun, 3/1/2007

Diane Elliott
Right to know [opinion]
Chanute Tribune, 3/1/2007 [Newsbank article]


Eric Weslander
Neighbors raise biodefense lab concerns
Lawrence Journal World, 3/1/2007


Martin Hawver
At the rail
Metro News, 3/2/2007

Chris Green
Web site plan facing scrutiny
Hutchinson News, 3/2/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sebelius names Kerr as new commerce secretary
Hutchinson News, 3/2/2007 [Newsbank article]


Mark Fagan
Sebelius calls on AT&T official
Lawrence Journal World, 3/2/2007


James Carlson
Sebelius dials up new Cabinet chief
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/2/2007


Sarah McIntosh
Remember the unseen
Hutchinson News, 3/2/2007 [Newsbank article]


Morris News Service
Sebelius names new secretary of commerce
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/2/2007


Chris Green
Web site plans move forward
Salina Journal, 3/2/2007


Chris Green
Web site proposal faces scrutiny
Hays Daily News, 3/2/2007


Hays Daily News
Kansas opinions senate vacancies
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/2/2007


Associated Press
Sebelius names Kerr as new commerce secretary
Manhattan Mercury, 3/2-3/2007


Comparing the states figuratively speaking
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/3/2007


Rachael Bossow
Residents question NBAF proposal
Leavenworth Times, 3/3/2007


Finn Bullers and Mara Rose Williams
Research hub poses a dilemma for county
Kansas City Star, 3/3/2007


John Milburn
Committee revises bill on property tax relief for seniors
Wichita Eagle, 3/3/2007 [Newsbank article]


Jerry Siebenamrk
Prospect of paperless pay grows stronger
Wichita Eagle, 3/3/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Hispanics weigh in on official English
Hutchinson News, 3/3/2007 [Newsbank article]


Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Don't call again
Chanute Tribune, 3/3/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Hispanics state case at capitol
Salina Journal, 3/3/2007


Kevin Flaherty
Chicken highlights legislative week
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/3/2007


Greta Gooddwin
More than 60 bills discussed by Senate
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/3/2007


Associated Press
Leavenworth residents voice concerns over proposed lab
Kansas City Kansan, 3/3-5/2007


Christina M. Woods
Unexpected alliance to fight illegal immigration
Wichita Eagle, 3/4/2007 [Newsbank article]


Ralph Ostmeyer
Biosciences and the halfway mark
Hays Daily News, 3/4/2007


Courier views
Save us from 'socialism', please [opinion]
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/5/2007


Scott Rothschild
Capitol briefing
Lawrence Journal World, 3/5/2007


Beccy Tanner
Kansas-born comic left his legacy in silent films
Wichita Eagle, 3/5/2007 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Secretary of commerce right call [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/5/2007


TIAK Educational seminar and legislative day
Manhattan Mercury, 3/5/2007


Derek Schmidt
Much work left for second half
Iola Register, 3/5/2007


The Capital-Journal
Scroggins plans protest around Capitol
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/6/2007


Activist implores state to rethink investing in Sudan
Wichita Eagle, 3/6/2007 [Newsbank article]


Ed Trimmer
Legislature reaches turnaround point
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/6/2007


Tom Bell
In plain English: kill this bill [editorial]
Salina Journal, 3/6/2007


Jessica Tims
Barone's demotion proves point [editorial]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/6/2007 [Newsbank article]


Kevin Flaherty
McKechnie replaces Barone
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/6/2007 [Newsbank article]


Special to the Olathe News
Houses tackle health care
Olathe Daily News, 3/6/2007

John Hanna
Unemployment break's deadline looms
Junction City Daily Union, 3/6/2007


Carl Manning
Are lawmakers alienating illegal immigrants?
Hutchinson News, 3/7/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Governor lifts 57 counties from drought warning list
Lawrence Journal World, 3/7/2007


Carl Manning
Legislators seek ways to deal with illegal immigrants
Lawrence Journal World, 3/7/2007


Carl Manning
Illegal immigrants draw legislators' eye
Wichita Eagle, 3/7/2007 [Newsbank article]


Julia Lynn
Turning around government
Olathe Daily News, 3/7/2007


Patrick Lowry
Desperate measure [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 3/7/2007


Associated Press
English bill draws fire in Senate panel hearing
Wichita Eagle, 3/8/2007 [Newsbank article]


James Carlson
English-only legislation inspiring heated opposition
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/8/2007

Ed O'Malley
Leadership center's goal to inspire, educate, connect
Wichita Eagle, 3/8/2007 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
English bill runs hot, cold during hearings
Lawrence Journal World, 3/8/2007


House passes language bill
Leavenworth Times, 3/8/2007


Why stop with language?
Wichita Eagle, 3/9/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Alternative state worker pay plan emerges
Wichita Eagle, 3/9/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
State revenue beats February forecast
Wichita Eagle, 3/9/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
House OKs licensing rules for fireworks firms
Wichita Eagle, 3/9/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Immigration bill draws criticism and praise
Wichita Eagle, 3/9/2007 [Newsbank article]


James Carlson
State workers in store for hike
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/9/2007


Christina M. Woods
Unlikely allies hold forum on illegal immigration
Wichita Eagle, 3/9/2007 [Newsbank article]


Peter Hancock
Most big issues appear stalled in legislature
Metro News, 3/9/2007


Kevin Wright
Saturday's legislative forum free, open to the public
Olathe Daily News, 3/9/2007


John Hanna
Alternative pay plan emerges
Salina Journal, 3/9/2007


Hays Daily News
The senate appointment process
Manhattan Mercury, 3/9/2007


John Hanna
GOP puts raises back into state budget
Wichita Eagle, 3/10/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Alternate state pay plan criticized
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/10/2007


Dennis McKinney
Representing SEK [letter to the editor]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/10/2007


Harris News Service
Clinton inspires fundraising
Garden City Telegram, 3/10/2007


Rep. Pat George honors community volunteers
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/10/2007


Associated Press
Stung by criticism, Republicans restore funds to state budget
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/10/2007


Laura Scott
'Shield' laws are needed
Kansas City Star, 3/11/2007 [Newsbank article]


John and Janet Rothrock
One big, dirty secret
Hutchinson News, 3/11/2007 [Newsbank article]


Harris News Service
Republicans take inspiration from Clinton's visit
Hutchinson News, 3/11/2007 [Newsbank article]


Jason Roberts
Caffeinated connections
Junction City Daily Union, 3/11/2007


Jonathan Kealing
Audit shows some counties have outdated or no emergency plans
Lawrence Journal World, 3/12/2007


Scott Rothschild
Capitol briefing
Lawrence Journal World, 3/12/2007


Associated Press
Questions raised about state deal with developers
Lawrence Journal World, 3/12/2007


Dennis Sharkey
Patriot guard testifies before house committee
Leavenworth Times, 3/12/2007


Jason Gertzen
For Kansas, it's all about focus
Kansas City Star, 3/13/2007 [Newsbank article]


Editorial Board
Flawed plan
Hutchinson News, 3/13/2007 [Newsbank article]


Taylor Atkins
State legislators treated to Dodge City steaks, Old West entertainment
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/13/2007


On Sudan's genocide, lawmakers don't have to look the other way
Wichita Eagle, 3/14/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Senate backs hall of fame money
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/14/2007


Courier Views
Disinvest for Darfur
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/14/2007

Scott Rothschild
'Official English' moves to full Senate
Lawrence Journal World, 3/15/2007


Associated Press
Senate committee OKs official English bill
Wichita Eagle, 3/15/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Senate OKs bill to end investment in Sudan
Wichita Eagle, 3/15/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Senate clears way for Hall of Fame funding
Wichita Eagle, 3/15/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Senate committee advances official english bill
Emporia Gazette, 3/15/2007


John Hanna
House set to take up $12 billion state budget
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/15/2007


Associated Press
House set to take up $12 billion budget
Emporia Gazette, 3/15/2007


Sarah Kessinger
Senate shaves money off of official English bill
Hutchinson News, 3/15/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Amendment fails on English language bill
Salina Journal, 3/15/2007


John Milburn
Senators OK divesting state pension plan from Sudan
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/15/2007


Chris Green
State budget touted
Salina Journal, 3/15/2007


Glenn Staab
There's nothing to do? Who says?
Hays Daily News, 3/15/2007


Chris Green
Lawmakers want to restrict spending jumps
Garden City Telegram, 3/15/2007


Chris Green
Group: Lawmakers should not receive free tickets
Garden City Telegram, 3/15/2007


Jim Sullinger
GOP holds line on spending
Kansas City Star, 3/16/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
House advances budget
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/16/2007

Associated Press
Impasse ends on tax cuts, unemployment
Wichita Eagle, 3/16/2007 [Newsbank article]


Ric Anderson
Passing on the task at hand
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/16/2007


Associated Press
'Alexa's Law' legislation considered
Emporia Gazette, 3/16/2007


Associated Press
GOP budget expected to pass house
Emporia Gazette, 3/16/2007


Associated Press
GOP budget passes House; senators working
Chanute Tribune, 3/16/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
House strips funds for primary from proposed budget
Lawrence Journal World, 3/17/2007


Dolph C. Simons Jr
Cooperation is the key in bid to win national defense facility
Lawrence Journal World, 3/17/2007

Roger C. Pine
State revenue figures encouraging
Lawrence Journal World, 3/17/2007


Associated Press
Rival budgets avoid key issues
Wichita Eagle, 3/17/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
GOP House passes House
Lawrence Journal World, 3/17/2007


Greta Goodwin
Legislative session's end approaching
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/17/2007


House holds off on storm costs
Garden City Telegram, 3/17/2007


Tim Carpenter
Anti-war sticker drives into trouble
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/18/2007


Krishna K. Tummala
Let expenditures be judged solely on their merits
Kansas City Star, 3/18/2007


Do-nothing English bill could become law
Wichita Eagle, 3/18/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
House, Senate committees OK rival budgets exceeding $12B
Junction City Daily Union, 3/18/2007


Harris News Service
Flint Hills photos hit newsstands soon
Hutchinson News, 3/18/2007 [Newsbank article]


Topeka Capital Journal
State employees may lose job over bumper sticker
Kansas City Star, 3/19/2007 [Newsbank article]


David Klepper and Jim Sullinger
Bill would make English official
Kansas City Star, 3/19/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Bumper sticker could cost employee her job
Lawrence Journal World, 3/19/2007


Scott Rothschild
Capitol Report news from the Kansas Statehouse
Lawrence Journal World, 3/19/2007


James Carlson
Phone calls cause confusion
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/19/2007


Scott Seirer
'Nothing' bill keeps rolling [editorial]
Salina Journal, 3/19/2007


Alisha Cooper
Bioscience company moving to JC
Junction City Daily Union, 3/19/2007


Scott Bershof
Area lawmakers rehash legislative issues at session
Garden City Telegram, 3/19/2007


Ric Anderson
Scroggins' persistence pays off
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/20/2007


Anna Staatz
Senate approves English bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/20/2007

Official English
Lawrence Journal World, 3/21/2007


Associated Press
Senate OKs English as state's official language
Wichita Eagle, 3/21/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Rising Statehouse renovation costs cause of complaints
Hutchinson News, 3/21/2007


State buildings: The best and the worst
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/21/2007


Tim Carpenter
Budget, renovations dominate discussion
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/21/2007


John Hanna
Statehouse costs spur complaints in budget debate
Lawrence Journal World, 3/21/2007

Jim Sullinger
Senate puts final touches on budget
Kansas City Star, 3/21/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Statehouse restoration costs frustrate senators
Wichita Eagle, 3/21/2007 [Newsbank article]


Carl Manning
Funding for primary survives vote in Senate
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/21/2007


Associated Press
Senate's budget debate tough
Iola Register, 3/21/2007


Associated Press
Funding for presidential primary survives vote in state Senate
Garden City Telegram, 3/21/2007


Renovation costs spur complaints
Hays Daily News, 3/21/2007


Scott Rothschild
Time running out for repair proposals
Lawrence Journal World, 3/22/2007


Associated Press
House, Senate negotiators begin budget talks
Lawrence Journal World, 3/22/2007

Mark Wiebe
Project offered state aid
Kansas City Star, 3/22/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Bill to store CO2 awaits governor
Wichita Eagle, 3/22/2007 [Newsbank article]


Just don't take it out on Topeka
Manhattan Mercury, 3/22/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Pay raises, primary funding key issues for budget negotiators
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/22/2007


Associated Press
Bill encouraging CO2 storage to Sebelius
Manhattan Mercury, 3/22/2007


Patrick Lowry
Twisted attraction [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 3/22/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sam Hartle
State approves STAR bonds for Edwardsville tower project
Kansas City Kansan, 3/22/2007


Associated Press
Panel advances bill to deny illegals benefits
Hutchinson News, 3/23/2007 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Immigrant ID measure faces criticism
Lawrence Journal World, 3/23/2007


Editorial Board
Right idea, wrong motive
Hutchinson News, 3/23/2007 [Newsbank article]


Peter Hancock
Statehouse teeming with curious economic theories
Metro News, 3/23/2007


Associated Press
Senate approves tax breaks for greener energy production
Wichita Eagle, 3/23/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
House includes one-time payment
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/23/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Bill would deny benefits to illegal immigrants
Emporia Gazette, 3/23/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Immigration bill advances in House
Garden City Telegram, 3/23/2007


John Hanna
Kansas Supreme Court illegal immigrant wins ruling on unpaid wages
Lawrence Journal World, 3/24/2007


Dan Margolies
Illegal immigrant wins wage case
Kansas City Star, 3/24/2007 [Newsbank article]


Ric Anderson
Repairs deserve scrutiny
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/24/2007


Associated Press
House may ban partner registries
Wichita Eagle, 3/24/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Court rules for illegal immigrant in wage case
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/24/2007


Dan Margolies
Court: Pay illegal immigrants for work
Kansas City Star, 3/24/2007 [Newsbank article]


Chris Green and Sarah Kessigner
Union vote
Chanute Tribune, 3/24/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Court rules for illegal immigrant in wage case
Chanute Tribune, 3/24/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Court rules for illegal immigrant in wage case
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/24/2007


Associated Press
Illegal immigrants can collect unpaid wages
Emporia Gazette, 3/24-25/2007


Associated Press
Court rules for illegal immigrant in wage case
Emporia Gazette, 3/24-25/2007


Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Public could vote on whether governments deal with unions
Hutchinson News, 3/25/2007 [Newsbank article]


Anna Staatz
Legislature: Snow costs likely high
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/26/2007


Carl Mannning
Funeral picketing bill wins approval in House
Lawrence Journal World, 3/27/2007


John Hanna
Senate advances raise for state employees
Lawrence Journal World, 3/27/2007


Jim Sullinger
Kansas pay plans are poles apart
Kansas City Star, 3/27/2007 [Newsbank article]


Dion Lefler
Teaching funds tangle English-only bill
Wichita Eagle, 3/27/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
House, Senate not speaking the same language
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/27/2007


Associated Press
Senate passes 4-percent pay raise for state employees
Hays Daily News, 3/27/2007


Sarah Kessinger
Official English bill blasted
Garden City Telegram, 3/27/2007


Anna Staatz
Storm damage estimates totaled $360 million
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/27/2007


Carl Manning
Funeral picketing bill passes house
Junction City Daily Union, 3/27/2007


Cheryl Unruh
At the statehouse
Emporia Gazette, 3/27/2007


Associated Press
State pay plan involves 4% hike
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/28/2007


James Carlson
Immigrant bill appears dead
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/28/2007


Carl Manninng
Illegal immigration bill dead
Iola Register, 3/28/2007


Greta Goodwin
Senate working long hours in session
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/28/2007


Senate OKs 4 percent raise for employees
Lawrence Journal World, 3/28/2007


Scott Rothschild
Ban on domestic registry put on hold
Lawrence Journal World, 3/28/2007


Governor signs tax relief, several other bills
Johnson County Sun, 3/29/2007


Bob Sigman
No time for tax cuts [opinion]
Johnson County Sun, 3/29/2007


Rex McCommon
State is way behind
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/29/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Proposal dealing with fetal homicides revived in Senate
Lawrence Journal World, 3/29/2007


John Hanna
Budget bill hits snag in House
Hutchinson News, 3/30/2007


Sarah Kessinger
Language bill could be dead
Salina Journal, 3/30/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Budget talks hindered
Iola Register, 3/30/2007


John Hanna
Pay raise dispute hinders budget negotiations
Junction City Daily Union, 3/30/2007


Kevin Elliott
County official pans proposed local tax for state buildings
Manhattan Mercury, 3/30/2007 [Newsbank article]


Talking back to Ext. 333 [editorial]
Salina Journal, 3/30/2007


Sarah McIntosh
A simple concept, an essential protection
Olathe Daily News, 3/30/2007


John Hanna
Dispute over pay raises hinders budget negotiations
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/30/2007


Scott Rothschild
State worker pay raises hinder budget negotiations
Lawrence Journal World, 3/30/2007


Ric Anderson
Sample of state wonders
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/30/2007


James Carlson
English bill branded 'DOA'
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/30/2007


Sarah Kessinger
Official English bill sputters in Legislature
Hays Daily News, 3/30/2007


John Hanna
Lawmakers may put off setting raises until wrap-up
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/31/2007


Scott Rothschild
State pay raise decision delayed
Lawrence Journal World, 3/31/2007


Tim Carpenter
Raises for state workers on hold
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/31/2007


Associated Press
Lawmakers may wait to set raises
Wichita Eagle, 3/31/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Sebelius says work far from finished
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/31/2007


Randy Rathbun
Were firings political?
Wichita Eagle, 4/1/2007 [Newsbank article]


Crowson's view [cartoon]
Wichita Eagle, 4/1/2007


Ric Anderson
Landon woes emblematic of state's backlog of repairs
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/1/2007


Tim Carpenter
Pay bill at impasse
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 4/1/2007


Jim Morrison
Regular session end approaching
Hays Daily News, 4/1/2007 [Newsbank article]


David Haley
When no one is watching
Kansas City Kansan, 4/2/2007


Scott Rothschild
Capitol briefing news from the Statehouse
Lawrence Journal World, 4/2/2007


Suzanne Perez Tobias
Ads ask: Can Kansas be best place to raise children?
Wichita Eagle, 4/2/2007 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Budget-writers lay out 2 percent raises
Lawrence Journal World, 4/3/2007


Julius A. Karash
Group resists 'elitist' plan
Kansas City Star, 4/3/2007 [Newsbank article]


Anna Staatz
Committee approves payment for KPERS
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/3/2007


Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Fateful decision
Chanute Tribune, 4/3/2007 [Newsbank article]


Mary Beems Shepherd
Inaccuracies in Sevart letter can be misleading
Chanute Tribune, 4/3/2007 [Newsbank article]


Raj Goyle
State has energy opportunity
Lawrence Journal World, 4/4/2007


Annual summary life and death stats for Kansas
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/4/2007


James Carlson
State worker pay hike bill awaits legislative action
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/4/2007


Tim Carpenter
Session drags late into night
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/4/2007


Eagle Topeka Bureau
Lawmakers work into the night how 2007's bills fared
Wichita Eagle, 4/4/2007 [Newsbank article]


Carl Manning
Sumner won't lose altogether
Iola Register, 4/4/2007


Associated Press
Plan to block Sumner County casino delayed until after break
Emporia Gazette, 4/4/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Notable items in appropriations bill listed
Iola Register, 4/4/2007


Tom Brungardt
Kansas government can be simplified
Junction City Daily Union, 4/4/2007


Anna Staatz
A lot remains undone as spring break begins
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/5/2007


Associated Press
Workers in store for raises, bonuses
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/5/2007


David Klepper and Jim Sullinger
Much done, more to do
Kansas City Star, 4/5/2007 [Newsbank article]


Dion Lefler
Area lawmakers have mixed success
Wichita Eagle, 4/5/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Budget passed but not liked by everyone
Iola Register, 4/5/2007


John Hanna
Schools get more taxing power
Salina Journal, 4/5/2007


Anna Staatz
It's been a wild one for state lawmakers
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 4/5/2007


The Kansas City Star
Sebelius should veto meddlesome bills
Kansas City Star, 4/6/2007 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Senator: Tax cuts went too deep
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/6/2007


Ric Anderson
Senator's removals noteworthy
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/6/2007


Associated Press
Senators don't see a need for 'trailer' bill
Manhattan Mercury, 4/6/2007


John Hanna
Senate leaders see no need for gambling corrections
Junction City Daily Union, 4/6/2007


Rhonda A. Ross and Dave Seaton
Goodwin: Sumner Co. not removed from gaming issue
Winfield Daily Courier, 4/6/2007


Associated Press
Revenue up, but slightly behind projections
Wichita Eagle, 4/7/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Legislature's agenda looks at senator's complaint
Hutchinson News, 4/7/2007


Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Sebelius to consider big box banks
Garden City Telegram, 4/7/2007


Rhonda Holman
Undone state lawmakers have long to-do list
Wichita Eagle, 4/8/2007 [Newsbank article]


Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Bill would give workers another way to unionize
Hutchinson News, 4/8/2007 [Newsbank article]


Janis Lee
Wrapping up the regular session
Hays Daily News, 4/8/2007


David Klepper and Jim Sullinger
Gambling bill dispute predicted
Kansas City Star, 4/9/2007 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Capitol briefing news from the Kansas Statehouse
Lawrence Journal World, 4/9/2007


Martin Hawver
Are conservatives losing horsepower?
Junction City Daily Union, 4/9/2007


Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Bill would give wineries freedom to cater
Salina Journal, 4/9/2007

Shelby Smith
It's session creep
Wichita Eagle, 4/11/2007 [Newsbank article]


Martin Hawver
Social conservatives are losing their horsepower
Wichita Eagle, 4/11/2007 [Newsbank article]


Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Stores, banks to keep distance under Senate Bill 137
Hutchinson News, 4/11/2007 [Newsbank article]

Martin Hawver
At the rail
Metro News, 4/13/2007


Scott Rothschild
Inspectors to assess Kansas' fitness for defense facility
Lawrence Journal World, 4/14/2007


Brent D. Wistrom
Gambling, liquor sales may share a ballot
Wichita Eagle, 4/14/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Moran gains understanding on trip
Hutchinson News, 4/15/2007


Put money where mouth is on English classes
Wichita Eagle, 4/16/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Kansas beats national average on volunteerism
Lawrence Journal World, 4/16/2007


Scott Rothschild
Revenue estimates to determine funding for state programs
Lawrence Journal World, 4/16/2007


Barbara J. Isenberg
State ranks in top 5 nationally for volunteerism
Wichita Eagle, 4/16/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Milburn
State revenue estimates revised
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/17/2007


David Klepper
Tough decisions ahead for Kansas
Kansas City Star, 4/17/2007


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