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June through December 2008
Newspaper Clippings Index

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, 2008.

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

June through December 2008

Karin Brownlee
Sebelius' veto hurts entire state
Olathe Daily News, 5/31/2008

Chris Green
Neufeld: It wasn't just about the coal
Hutchinson News, 6/1/2008 [Newsbank article]

Tim Unruh
Senator says legislator productive
Salina Journal, 6/3/2008

Kevin Flaherty
No banner bills in 2008 session
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 6/3/2008 [Newsbank article]

A worthwhile lobbying effort
Manhattan Mercury, 6/3/2008 [Newsbank article]

Tom Bell
Legislature dims the light [editorial]
Salina Journal, 6/4/2008

John Richmeier
Lawmakers review 2008 session
Leavenworth Times, 6/4/2008

Capital-Journal Editorial Board
State finance forecast gloomy [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/8/2008

Dennis Sowers
Area legislators evaluate 2008 session
Chanute Tribune, 6/11/2008 [Newsbank article]

Ada Bogart
Giving seniors a voice in Topeka [editorial]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 6/13/2008

J-W Editorial
It's on the books [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 6/15/2008

Michael Hooper
'Satirical' event to cover state politics, budget
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/17/2008

James Carlson
State raises explored
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/18/2008

Scott Rothschild
SSNs likely on sold computers
Lawrence Journal World, 6/18/2008

James Carlson
Oops! Data wasn't deleted
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/19/2008 [Newsbank article]

David Klepper
Surplus state computers kept sensitive data
Kansas City Star, 6/19/2008

David Klepper
State left private data on surplus computers
Wichita Eagle, 6/19/2008 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green
State data left on old computers
Hutchinson News, 6/19/2008 [Newsbank article]

Patrick Lowry
Illegal immigrants [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 6/20/2008 [Newsbank article]

Hard drive major malfunction [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/21/2008

A warning to other states: Merely deleting isn't enough
Kansas City Star, 6/21/2008

J-W Editorial
Security slip [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 6/22/2008

James Carlson
Surplus property program didn't compute
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/26/2008

David Klepper
Sebelius calls for state budget cuts
Kansas City Star, 6/27/2008 [Newsbank article]

David Klepper
Hundreds of Kansas laws begin today
Kansas City Star, 7/1/2008

John Hanna
State $61 million short of expectations
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/2/2008

Chris Green
Kan. won't make cost-savings leap
Hutchinson News, 7/3/2008

Sarah Kessinger
Kan. leaders find voice on national scale
Hutchinson News, 7/4/2008

Legislative warp-up
Manhattan Mercury, 7/7/2008

Chris Green
Statehouse renovation costs could rise again
Hutchinson News, 7/10/2008

James Carlson
Inflation hits Statehouse renovations
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/10/2008

George Diepenbrock
New director brings expertise to KDHE
Lawrence Journal World, 7/11/2008

Jacob W. Brower
Cuts necessary until long-term economic solution found [editorial]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 7/12/2008 [Newsbank article]

Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Statehouse renovation to the stars [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/14/2008

Scott Rothschild
Legislators traveling on taxpayers' dime
Lawrence Journal World, 7/15/2008

Mike Corn
Changes in state's open meetings law subtle but important
Hays Daily News, 7/16/2008 [Newsbank article]

Martin Hawver
Lawmakers face an uphill learning curve
Hays Daily News, 7/22/2008

Ric Anderson
Kansan's closure past due
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/27/2008

New member to join dealer review board
Lawrence Journal World, 8/8/2008

Mary Clarkin
State loses no time in reinstating tag deadline
Hutchinson News, 8/8/2008 [Newsbank article]

Kerbs appointed to Governmental Ethics Commission
Dodge City Daily Globe, 8/11/2008

J-W Editorial
Sports struggle [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 8/12/2008

Tim Hrenchir
City may try to dodge law
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/14/2008

Government spending fiscal reality [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/14/2008 [Newsbank article]

Tim Hrenchir
New state law gets personal
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/17/2008 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Legislature frank, political matter
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/17/2008

Jeannine Koranda
Higher state salaries go to academia, medicine
Wichita Eagle, 8/17/2008 [Newsbank article]

Jeannine Koranda
Having salaries public is intended to make government more open
Wichita Eagle, 8/17/2008 [Newsbank article]

Patrick Lowry
State-paid volunteers [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 8/20/2008 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green
Concerns raised over study's value
Hutchinson News, 8/27/2008 [Newsbank article]

David Klepper
Gaps found in agency's computer security
Kansas City Star, 8/27/2008

James Carlson
Agencies' efficiency assessed
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/29/2008

Other Views
State-paid volunteers:
Junction City Daily Union, 8/29/2008

Jim Sullinger
Kansas House voting system costs $1.57 million
Kansas City Star, 9/2/2008 [Newsbank article]

Taking the lead [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 9/6/2008

Stephanie Farley
Openness the goals of KOMA, KORA
Garden City Telegram, 9/6/2008

Jessica Self
Some feel left in dark by bill's winding path
Hutchinson News, 9/7/2008

Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Budget shortfalls making do [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/10/2008

James Carlson
Under orders, state trims
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/14/2008 [Newsbank article]

Martin Hawver
The other side of the earmark debate
Hays Daily News, 9/16/2008 [Newsbank article]

Jeannine Koranda
Health policy authority sets its priorities
Wichita Eagle, 9/17/2008 [Newsbank article]

Hutchinson News
Finally, an attorney general who focuses on Kansans
Manhattan Mercury, 9/18/2008

Chris Green
State given D+ for funding disclosure
Hutchinson News, 9/18/2008

Kansans to help preserve history
Leavenworth Times, 9/24/2008

Jason Noble
English-only issue has Missouri talking
Kansas City Star, 9/29/2008 [Newsbank article]

Dennis Lauver
We need a flexible KDOT
Salina Journal, 9/30/2008 [Newsbank article]

Mike Hall
Former KCC leader, 68, dies
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/30/2008

Alexander Parker
KPERS not hurt by financial crisis
Lawrence Journal World, 10/3/2008

Scott Rothschild
Kansas pension system has 'significant downturn'
Lawrence Journal World, 10/4/2008

Martin Hawver
2 pieces of paper predict some revenue squeezing
Junction City Daily Union, 10/6/2008

Kristen Roderick
Health authority goals limit smoking statewide
Hutchinson News, 10/9/2008 [Newsbank article]

State legislators halt out-of-state travel
Iola Register, 10/9/2008

Erin Castaneda
KDHE leaders share upcoming agenda
Lawrence Journal World, 10/10/2008

Scott Rothschild
State finances buck national decline
Lawrence Journal World, 10/12/2008

Scott Rothschild
State pensions may need taxpayer help
Lawrence Journal World, 10/15/2008

Chris Green
Renovations cause lawmakers to restrict exhibits, events
Salina Journal, 10/14/2008

Chuck Kurtz
Kansas faces big shortfall in revenues
Johnson County Sun, 10/29/2008

Associated Press
Kan. treasurer will seek aid for underpaid counties
Hutchinson News, 10/29/2008 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Outlook for budget: Bleak
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/3/2008

John Hanna
State's budget forecast expected to get gloomier
Lawrence Journal World, 11/3/2008

David Klepper
Income tax slowdown hits Kansas budget
Kansas City Star, 11/5/2008 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Kansas faces budget deficit
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/5/2008

Capital-Journal Editorial Board
State budget time to trim [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/6/2008

James Carlson
KPERS' e-mails disclosed
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/29/2008

Tim Carpenter
Board recommends sanctions
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/29/2008 [Newsbank article]

Alan Bavley
Kansas cities psychiatrist for 23 counts
Kansas City Star, 10/30/2008 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
State to revise revenue forecast
Salina Journal, 11/4/2008

Jeannine Koranda
State budget faces shortfall
Wichita Eagle, 11/5/2008 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Legislators could face $1 B hole in budget
Lawrence Journal World, 11/5/2008

John Hanna
Kansas officials meeting for new fiscal forecast
Leavenworth Times, 11/5/2008

Jeannine Koranda
Governor asks state agencies for more cuts
Wichita Eagle, 11/6/2008 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Sebelius orders 3 percent cut in state budgets
Lawrence Journal World, 11/6/2008

John Hanna
Kansas looks at deeper budget cuts
Dodge City Daily Globe, 11/6/2008

John Hanna
Governor seeks deeper budget cuts
Junction City Daily Union, 11/6/2008

Associated Press
Morris, Neufeld agree that budget is top issue for '09
Garden City Telegram, 11/7/2008

Carl Manning
O'Neal, Neufeld: Budget top issue
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/7/2008

John Hanna
Return to stateliness
Salina Journal, 11/8/2008

Eric Swanson
Local legislators brace for crunch
Dodge City Daily Globe, 11/8/2008

John Hanna
Tune in to 'This Old Statehouse'
Kansas City Star, 11/8/2008

Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Statehouse renovation face reality [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/10/2008

Kansas bailout [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 11/11/2008 [Newsbank article]

The last time a Topekan led the Senate
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/11/2008

Mike Hoeflich
Priorities must be established
Lawrence Journal World, 11/12/2008

Topeka Capital-Journal
On statehouse renovation [editorial]
Junction City Daily Union, 11/13/2008

David Klepper and Finn Bullers
Shortfall will force deep cuts in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 11/14/2008

John Hanna
State budget worries loom
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/14/2008

John Hanna
Sebelius seeks stimulus package
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/15/2008

John Hanna
State treasurer position still open
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/15/2008

We'll get through it OK [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 11/16/2008 [Newsbank article]

State government bigger issues [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/16/2008 [Newsbank article]

Statehouse renovation [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 11/17/2008 [Newsbank article]

The Wichita Eagle
State budget woes [editorial]
Leavenworth Times, 11/18/2008

David Klepper
Sebelius picks a state treasurer
Kansas City Star, 11/19/2008 [Newsbank article]

Our View
Children first [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 11/19/2008

Associated Press
Sebelius names state treasurer
Chanute Tribune, 11/19/2008 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Sebelius hears from Obama in phone call
Chanute Tribune, 11/19/2008 [Newsbank article]

Tom A. Throne
State will face hard times in coming years
Junction City Daily Union, 11/20/2008

Mike Hall
If you think it's bad now...
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/20/2008 [Newsbank article]

Jack Wempe
Kansas is too much in the 'no'
Hutchinson News, 11/22/2008 [Newsbank article]

J-W Editorial
Chain reaction [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 11/23/2008

Lawmakers in both states faces tough choices [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 11/23/2008 [Newsbank article]

Patrick Lowry
Growth in government [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 11/23/2008 [Newsbank article]

Capital-Journal Editorial Board
State budget keep looking [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/23/2008

Tim Carpenter
State looking at ways to save
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/26/2008

Capital-Journal Editorial Board
State budget no safety net [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/28/2008

Tim Carpenter
GOP to Sebelius trim spending now
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/28/2008

Jon Ruhlen
Open-records fees variable
Hutchinson News, 11/30/2008 [Newsbank article]

James Carlson
Fine dining- at your expense
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/30/2008

Carl Manning
Lawmakers will learn to say no
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/1/2008

James Carlson
Proposed state cuts painful
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/2/2008

Scott Rothschild
Budget crisis slams state universities, social agency
Lawrence Journal World, 12/2/2008

Chris Green
Market slide hits Kan. pension fund
Hutchinson News, 12/3/2008 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Budget problems could put historical artifacts in peril
Lawrence Journal World, 12/3/2008

Scott Rothschild
KPERS sees record loss in value
Lawrence Journal World, 12/3/2008

Tim Carpenter
State pension fund tanking
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/3/2008

Lynn Jenkins
Being state treasurer has been a rich experience
Winfield Daily Courier, 12/4/2008

Gwyn Mellinger
Big deficit, big change for Kansas
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/4/2008

Our Views
On state budget cuts: [editorial]
Junction City Daily Union, 12/5/2008

Brett Dalton
Legislators gear up to solve budget crisis
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 12/5/2008

Open records fees [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 12/5/2008 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Report reveals more bad news for state budget
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/6/2008

J-W Editorial
Big-picture budget [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 12/7/2008

James Carlson
Committee denies bonds for final phase of project
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/9/2008

David Klepper
Deficits delay renovation completion
Kansas City Star, 12/9/2008

Chris Green
Fiscal woes could hinder revamp
Hutchinson News, 12/9/2008 [Newsbank article]

Martin Hawver
Lawmakers look at increasing the take
Hays Daily News, 12/9/2008 [Newsbank article]

Statehouse renovation halted [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/10/2008

Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Kansas government staffing levels [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/12/2008

J-W Editorial
Capitol on hold [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 12/13/2008

Special to the Courier
New web site will track votes and legislation
Winfield Daily Courier, 12/13/2008

Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Budget woes big spenders [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/13/2008

Ric Anderson
Is less more in the Legislature?
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/14/2008

Martin Hawver
Despite crunch, Statehouse work should proceed
Junction City Daily Union, 12/15/2008

Emerson Lynn, Jr
Fiscal crisis means cuts in optional spending [opinion]
Iola Register, 12/15/2008

David Klepper
State juggling accounts to pay bills
Wichita Eagle, 12/16/2008 [Newsbank article]

Jeannine Koranda
State loans itself $250 million for bills
Wichita Eagle, 12/17/2008 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
$250 million loan in works
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/17/2008

Waste or necessity? [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 12/17/2008

Political cartoon
Chanute Tribune, 12/17/2008

Tim Carpenter
State commerce agency viewed as top-heavy
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/20/2008

Tim Carpenter
State medicaid audit finds suspicious claims
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/20/2008

Jeannine Koranda
Audit suggests medicaid fraud
Wichita Eagle, 12/20/2008 [Newsbank article]

Jonathan Williams
A financial crisis of our own making
Hutchinson News, 12/21/2008 [Newsbank article]

The Wichita Eagle
State should have been prepared [editorial]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 12/22/2008

Jonathan Williams
Kansas in a crisis of our own making
Hays Daily News, 12/22/2008 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Agencies may be merged
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/23/2008 [Newsbank article]

Leaders of the legislature
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/23/2008

Associated Press
Budget woes spark talk of ag agency manager
Winfield Daily Courier, 12/23/2008

Capital-Journal Editorial Board
State budget cuts the first step [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/24/2008

Associated Press
Merger idea has agencies resistive
Hutchinson News, 12/24/2008 [Newsbank article]

J-W Editorial
Opportunity knocks? [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 12/26/2008

Scott Rothschild
Lawmakers to address long-term concerns
Lawrence Journal World, 12/28/2008

John Hanna
Coal fight, budget dominate 2008
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/29/2008

Capital-Journal Editorial Board
State budget it all adds up [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/29/2008

Government inefficiency [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 12/29/2008 [Newsbank article]

Martin Hawver
Keep your eye on budget cut posturing
Junction City Daily Union, 12/29/2008

Chuck Kurtz
Legislators prepare for session focused on budget
Johnson County Sun, 12/31/2008