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State Government

2008 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, 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


ARTICLES ON STATE GOVERNMENT
January through May, 2008


Mary Clarkin
Back to Topeka:
Hutchinson News, 1/1/2008 [Newsbank article]


Reflection of 2007
Olathe Daily News, 1/1/2008


Mike Corn
Midwest hike expands to all service area
Hays Daily News, 1/2/2008
[Newsbank article]


Laura Bauer
Storm damage puts at $625 million
Kansas City Star, 1/3/2008


Jennifer Torline
State eases way to see data on spending
Wichita Eagle, 1/3/2008 [Newsbank article]


Our View
Seeking civility
Garden City Telegram, 1/3/2008


Dave Seaton
McKinney thanks Winfield for helping Greensburg
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/3/2008


Courier Views
Take a deep breath on immigration legislation
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/3/2008
Mark Vierthaler
Big issues in '08
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/3/2008

State of the State Address to be broadcast live
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/3/2008


Kathleen Sebelius
Looking forward moving ahead
Chanute Tribune, 1/3/2008 [Newsbank article]


Darrin Stineman
Svaty warns of gridlock in legislature
Salina Journal, 1/3/2008


Scott Rothschild
Lawmakers face hotbed of political drama in '08
Lawrence Journal World, 1/4/2008


Sarah Kessinger
Public backs wind energy, coal decision
Hutchinson News, 1/4/2008 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
New state spending database near completion
Hutchinson News, 1/4/2008


Ed Trimmer
What to look for from the legislature
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/4/2008


Associated Press
New state spending database nearing completion for public
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/4/2008


Lansing officials meet with area legislators
Leavenworth Times, 1/5/2008


Rachael Bossow
Legislators tout issues at Lansing meeting
Leavenworth Times, 1/5/2008


Special to The Times
Storm damage estimates could reach $625 million
Leavenworth Times, 1/5/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Immigration law sought
Salina Journal, 1/5/2008 [Newsbank article]
Nick Sloan
Residents can meet with legislative delegation
Kansas City Kansan, 1/5/2008

Sarah Kessinger
Republicans push issue of illegal immigration
Hutchinson News, 1/6/2008 [Newsbank article]


Jeannine Koranda
Bill matches other states' immigration crackdown
Wichita Eagle, 1/6/2008 [Newsbank article]


Sunflower brouhaha
Hutchinson News, 1/7/2008 [Newsbank article]


Eric Swanson
Budget to be key issue for lawmakers
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/7/2008


Sarah Kessinger
GOP pushes issue of illegal immigration
Garden City Telegram, 1/7/2008


John Hanna
Senate GOP leader proposes commission on government efficiency
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/8/2008


J-W Staff Reports

Legislature Sloan appointed panel's vice chairman
Lawrence Journal World, 1/8/2008


John Hanna
Senate leader suggests state efficiency overseers
Wichita Eagle, 1/8/2008 [Newsbank article]


Taxpayers: Be heard this year [editorial]
Olathe Daily News, 1/8/2008


Kevin Flaherty
Immigration big issue facing legislator
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 1/8/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jessica Tims-Seeliger
Streamlining government may lead to tug-of-war
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 1/8/2008 [Newsbank article]

Jonathan Kealing
Local leaders to legislators: Go easy on bills
Lawrence Journal World, 1/9/2008


John Hanna
Revenues fall $33M short in December
Hutchinson News, 1/9/2008 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
State revenues fall short
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/9/2008


Urging caution in reform of state policies [editorial]
Olathe Daily News, 1/9/2008


John Hanna
State revenues fall $33M short in December
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/9/2008

Chris Green
Disasters expected to spur push for readiness in Legislature
Hays Daily News, 1/9/2008


Jonathan Williams
Rich states, poor states [editorial]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 1/9/2008
Darren Werth
Just what the doctor ordered [editorial]
Chanute Tribune, 1/9/2008 [Newsbank article]

Dan Voorhis
Business sets 2008 agenda
Wichita Eagle, 1/10/2008 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
State money the common request from Douglas County advocates
Lawrence Journal World, 1/10/2008


Sarah Kessinger
Immigration reform group gets hate listing
Hutchinson News, 1/10/2008 [Newsbank article]


Craig Hull
In terms of timing, Kansas was 'as good as you think'
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 1/10/2008 [Newsbank article]


In session what Kansas needs
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2008

David Klepper
Sebelius steps up drive for health-care reform
Kansas City Star, 1/11/2008


Associated Press
Governor: No AG appointment this week
Manhattan Mercury, 1/11-12/2008


Tim Carpenter
Taxes, aliens, spending priorities
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/12/2008


Scott Rothschild
Neufeld says he won't hold up session over coal-fired plants
Lawrence Journal World, 1/12/2008


James Jordan
Kelley: Budget biggest issue for Legislature
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/12/2008


Chris Green
Legislature ready to wrestle with revenues
Salina Journal, 1/12/2008


Scott Rothschild
House Republicans unveil priorities
Lawrence Journal World, 1/12/2008


Dolph C. Simons, Jr
Many state issues would benefit from nonpartisan approach
Lawrence Journal World, 1/12/2008


Chris Green
Kansas economy not facing trouble yet
Hutchinson News, 1/12/2008


Jim Sullinger and David Klepper
Kansas leaders set '08 agenda
Kansas City Star, 1/12/2008 [Newsbank article]


The issues facing Kansas
Kansas City Star, 1/12/2008 [Newsbank article]


Nick Sloan
Taxes, retirement top concerns for residents at legislative forum
Kansas City Kansan, 1/12-14/2008


Kevin Elliott
This old House. . . updated
Manhattan Mercury, 1/13/2008 [Newsbank article]


Patrick Lowry
Legislative matters [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 1/13/2008


Cut rhetoric first [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
Budget to reflect election year
Wichita Eagle, 1/13/2008
Chris Green
Senator unveils plan for second state efficiency group
Hutchinson News, 1/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Carpenter
Economic future will stay a theme in State of State
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/13/2008
Tim Carpenter
The top issues
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Carpenter
But after session begins Monday, only a few ideas will ever become law
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/13/2008
Scott Rothschild
Legislature wrestles with spending priorities
Lawrence Journal World, 1/13/2008
Jim Sullinger and David Klepper
Budget worries shadow new Kansas legislative session
Kansas City Star, 1/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda
Top issues facing the Kansas Legislature in 2008
Wichita Eagle, 1/13/2008 [Newsbank article]

Jeannine Koranda
List is long, but budget is tight
Wichita Eagle, 1/13/2008 [Newsbank article]


Federal failure
Hutchinson News, 1/13/2008 [Newsbank article]


Will Manly
A preview of the 2008 legislature from northwest Kansas
Hays Daily News, 1/13/2008 [Newsbank article]

Hutchinson News

Federal failure [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 1/14/2008 [Newsbank article]


Joey Berlin
Lawmakers speculate on today's message
Emporia Gazette, 1/14/2008


Jessica Tims
Legislature session kicks off with State of State [editorial]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 1/14/2008 [Newsbank article]


Chris Green
Lawmakers to look at disaster response
Salina Journal, 1/14/2008

Kevin Flaherty
Sebelius to give State of the State
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 1/14/2008 [Newsbank article]


Martin Hawver
2008 legislature faces hot issues
Junction City Daily Union, 1/14/2008

Scott Rothschild
Capitol briefing news from the Kansas Statehouse
Lawrence Journal World, 1/14/2008


Scott Rothschild
State of the State address tonight
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/14/2008


Tim Carpenter
2008 legislature legislative power plays under way
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/14/2008

Jim Sullinger and David Klepper
Legislators' challenge: Meet all needs, use less cash
Wichita Eagle, 1/14/2008 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Sebelius grooming Parkinson for run?
Manhattan Mercury, 1/14/2008

Emerson Lynn, Jr
Sebelius proposes expected initiatives to 2008 Legislature [opinion]
Iola Register, 1/15/2008


Kevin Flaherty
Legislators take in State of State
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 1/15/2008 [Newsbank article]


Darren Werth
Legislature better watch the bottom line this session
Chanute Tribune, 1/15/2008 [Newsbank article]


A time for leadership [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 1/15/2008 [Newsbank article]


Julia Lynn
As I see it
Olathe Daily News, 1/15/2008


J-W Editorials

Political postcard [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/15/2008


Associated Press
House members return to newly redecorated chamber
Emporia Gazette, 1/15/2008
Joey Berlin
Emporia legislators respond to Sebelius speech
Emporia Gazette, 1/15/2008
John Hanna
Governor calls for energy innovations
Junction City Daily Union, 1/15/2008

Sebelius: State well-suited for challenges
Wichita Eagle, 1/15/2008 [Newsbank article]


David Klepper and Jim Sullinger
Sebelius lays out Kansas priorities
Kansas City Star, 1/15/2008 [Newsbank article]
Kansas voter IDs looking for a problem
Kansas City Star, 1/15/2008
Scott Rothschild

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a democrat in her second term, unveiled her goals for 2008
Lawrence Journal World, 1/15/2008


Ric Anderson
Early rifts set stage for drama
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/15/2008

Mike Belt
Commissioners support study but decline resolution
Lawrence Journal World, 1/15/2008


Jeannine Koranda and Dion Lefler
Sebelius presents agenda: funding details few
Wichita Eagle, 1/15/2008 [Newsbank article]


Rhonda Holman
Optimistic Sebelius' vision needs legislative help
Wichita Eagle, 1/15/2008 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Sebelius calls for lower emissions but offers no plan
Hutchinson News, 1/15/2008 [Newsbank article]


Harris News Service
Area lawmakers' reactions to state of the state speech
Hutchinson News, 1/15/2008 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Wide west Statehouse west wing restoration gets raves
Hutchinson News, 1/15/2008


Scott Rothschild
Sebelius emphasizes energy, education
Lawrence Journal World, 1/15/2008


John Hanna
Insurance recoveries break record
Hutchinson News, 1/15/2008 [Newsbank article]


Eric Swanson
Local lawmakers react to State of State Address
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/16/2008


Tom Bell
Starting point found [editorial]
Salina Journal, 1/16/2008 [Newsbank article]


Harris News Service
Umbarger: Budget process priority
Chanute Tribune, 1/16/2008 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
What is she up to?
Lawrence Journal World, 1/16/2008


Scott Rothschild
Kansas legislature seeks 20 percent budget increase
Lawrence Journal World, 1/16/2008
John Milburn
Legislators to discuss coal plant ruling at meeting
Hutchinson News, 1/16/2008 [Newsbank article]

Kasha Stoll
Proposed bills for legislature
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/16/2008 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
State budget Sebelius gambles on slots, casinos
Lawrence Journal World, 1/16/2008
Jim Sullinger
Lawmakers' increase exceeds their stated spending limit
Kansas City Star, 1/16/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jim Sullinger
Sebelius takes a budget gamble
Kansas City Star, 1/16/2008
Tim Carpenter
Sebelius budget includes pay raise
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/16/2008

Jeannie Koranda and Dion Lefler

Sebelius' spending plan leaders call Wichita's part 'a starting point'
Wichita Eagle, 1/16/2008 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
GOP critical of bond payment plan
Hutchinson News, 1/17/2008 [Newsbank article]


Jim Sullinger
Legislative goals face challenge
Kansas City Star, 1/17/2008
Rhonda Holman
Deliver lawmakers must make budget case
Wichita Eagle, 1/17/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda
GOP senators outline their priorities
Wichita Eagle, 1/17/2008 [Newsbank article]

Martin Hawver
At the rail
Metro News, 1/18/2008


Carl Manning
Adoption rules clear committee
Hutchinson News, 1/18/2008

Tim Carpenter
Aliens, proposals pour in
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2008 [Newsbank article]


Kevin Flaherty
Legislators end first week in Topeka
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 1/19/2008 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal
Ice storm damage at $170 million, rising
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/19/2008
Jack Wempe
Legislators work hard, merit our respect
Hutchinson News, 1/19/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Sebelius names Douglas County judge Six attorney general
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/19/2008

Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Legislators decline 'early' adjournment
Salina Journal, 1/20/2008 [Newsbank article]


Annie Calovich
State asked to do the math of immigration
Wichita Eagle, 1/20/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Bill adds rules for adoption providers
Wichita Eagle, 1/20/2008 [Newsbank article]
Virginia Beamer
Not much wiggle room
Hays Daily News, 1/20/2008

Capital-Journal Editorial Board

State spending pay as you go [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/21/2008


Patrick S. Kelley
Arriving without baggage [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 1/21/2008 [Newsbank article]
Darren Werth
Smart move
Chanute Tribune, 1/22/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Warm-up mode
Chanute Tribune, 1/22/2008 [Newsbank article]

Darcy Gray
Drug, coal plants top issues at forum
Hutchinson News, 1/22/2008 [Newsbank article]


Let's first allow Six to unpack [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 1/22/2008 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Group proposes spending limits
Lawrence Journal World, 1/23/2008


Randy Scholfield
Caution assess costs of immigration, new laws
Wichita Eagle, 1/23/2008 [Newsbank article]


Jim Sullinger
Legislators urged to curb spending
Wichita Eagle, 1/23/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Group wants limited spending jump
Hutchinson News, 1/23/2008 [Newsbank article]

Jim Sullinger and David Klepper
Driving law may stall in House committee
Olathe Daily News, 1/23/2008
Associated Press
Legislator seeks 'In God We Trust' license plate
Hays Daily News, 1/23/2008
State budget causes concern [editorial]
Olathe Daily News, 1/23/2008
James Carlson
Bluegill backers hope bill doesn't flop
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/24/2008
The Capital-Journal
Kansas asking Bush to help
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/24/2008 [Newsbank article]
Carl Mannning
Bill requires prison for third felony
Hutchinson News, 1/24/2008 [Newsbank article]

Sarah Kessinger
Bills target employers of illegal immigrants
Hutchinson News, 1/24/2008 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Dems join GOP in calls to stiffen penalties for illegal hires
Hays Daily News, 1/24/2008


Sarah Kessinger
Democrats, GOP call for stiffer penalties
Salina Journal, 1/24/2008
Carl Manning
Teen driving bill goes to subcommittee
Hutchinson News, 1/25/2008 [Newsbank article]

David Klepper
Tonganoxie students casting for support
Kansas City Star, 1/25/2008


David Klepper
Scientology exhibit opens at Capitol
Kansas City Star, 1/25/2008 [Newsbank article]

David Klepper
House Democrats' agenda puts health care, education at top
Wichita Eagle, 1/25/2008 [Newsbank article]


J-W Editorials

Lineage [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/25/2008


Associated Press
Bill allows voters to decide if they want district of county attorneys
Emporia Gazette, 1/25/2008 [Newsbank article]


Rhonda Holman
Low raise pay of A.G., officials
Wichita Eagle, 1/26/2008 [Newsbank article]

David Klepper and Jason Noble
States focusing laws on illegals
Kansas City Star, 1/26/2008


John Milburn
Foreign officers visit Statehouse
Hutchinson News, 1/26/2008 [Newsbank article]

Kevin Flaherty
Legislators look to solve border tax situation
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 1/26/2008


Greta Goodwin
Legislature already moving at fast pace
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/26/2008

David Klepper
Legislators add fitness to schedules
Wichita Eagle, 1/27/2008 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Spending by Kline examined
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/27/2008 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Political capital remains unspent
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/27/2008 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Kansas urged to rethink immigration proposals
Lawrence Journal World, 1/27/2008


Janis Lee
Health plan to help low-income Kansans
Hays Daily News, 1/27/2008 [Newsbank article]


Kaley Lyon
Energy a hot topic at breakfast
Hays Daily News, 1/27/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Ruling on expanded gambling ---and appeal ---expected
Hays Daily News, 1/27/2008
Kevin Elliott
Energy policy? Immigration, We'll see
Manhattan Mercury, 1/27/2008

Will Six value free media?
Wichita Eagle, 1/28/2008 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Kline's staff: Use of funds an error
Wichita Eagle, 1/28/2008 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Morrison must decide fate of campaign funds
Wichita Eagle, 1/28/2008 [Newsbank article]


David Klepper
Volley readied in border tiff
Kansas City Star, 1/28/2008


Scott Rothschild
Capitol briefing news from the Kansas Statehouse
Lawrence Journal World, 1/28/2008


Martin Hawver
Is it illegal immigration or welfare at issue?
Junction City Daily Union, 1/28/2008


Kevin Flaherty
Legislators step it up to get their weight down
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 1/28/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Governor's proposed budget requires her luck to hold
Hutchinson News, 1/28/2008 [Newsbank article]
Legislators will speak on SHPTV program
Hays Daily News, 1/28/2008
Derek Schmidt
Committees at work
Iola Register, 1/28/2008
Tom Bell
Focus on bigger fish [editorial]
Salina Journal, 1/28/2008 [Newsbank article]
Karen Mikols
Commissioners approve met towers
Hays Daily News, 1/29/2008
Associated Press
Governor urges bipartisanship
Iola Register, 1/29/2008
John Hanna
Sebelius: No deal on coal-fired plants
Hutchinson News, 1/29/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jim Sullinger
Chamber adopts pledge tradition
Kansas City Star, 1/30/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Disaster aid advances
Iola Register, 1/30/2008
Carl Manning
Senators push smoking ban bill
Hutchinson News, 1/30/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jack "Miles" Ventimiglia
Local lawmakers discuss state issues
Johnson County Sun, 1/31/2008
Carl Manning
Corrections reform the focus of panel
Hutchinson News, 1/31/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
House speaker creates special committee on corrections reform
Manhattan Mercury, 1/31/2008
Randy Scholfield
Slow down warning signs on immigrant crackdown
Wichita Eagle, 1/31/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda
Possession of ecstasy could become felony in Kansas
Wichita Eagle, 1/31/2008 [Newsbank article]
Mark Vierthaler
Southwest Kansas leaders call for more influence in immigration debate
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/31/2008
David Klepper
New attorney general in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 2/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
Martin Hawver
At the rail
Metro News, 2/1/2008
John Hanna
Tax collections exceed expectations
Hutchinson News, 2/2/2008 [Newsbank article]
Hurst Laviana
Ice storms spur federal disaster aid
Wichita Eagle, 2/2/2008 [Newsbank article]
The Capital-Journal
Disaster areas declared
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/2/2008
Tim Carpenter
New KHP leader named
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/2/2008
Christina M. Woods
Legislative forum's focus: illegal immigration
Wichita Eagle, 2/3/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Sebelius' delivery of response receives 'Daily' razzing
Hutchinson News, 2/3/2008 [Newsbank article]
Kathy Hanks
Immigration labor bills instill worry
Hutchinson News, 2/3/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda
Lawmaker seeks audit of impact of illegal immigration in Kansas
Wichita Eagle, 2/3/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Not a party line
Hays Daily News, 2/3/2008

Staff and Wire Reports
Disaster aid will help governments, but not you
Manhattan Mercury, 2/3/2008
Jim Sullinger and David Klepper
Rural-urban tension flares
Kansas City Star, 2/4/2008 [Newsbank article]
Ric Anderson
Officials don't need more pay
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/5/2008
Jim Sullinger
House OKs $5 mailing fee for traffic tickets
Wichita Eagle, 2/5/2008 [Newsbank article]

Carl Manning
Morris, Neufeld tout plan for Rural Development Commission
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/6/2008


Stu Butcher

Skewered Sebelius
Chanute Tribune, 2/6/2008 [Newsbank article]


Reader Forum
Hays Daily News, 2/7/2008
Carl Manning
Lawmakers push immigration legislation
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/8/2008
Associated Press
Bill calls for study of weight-loss surgery effects
Wichita Eagle, 2/8/2008 [Newsbank article]
Carl Manning
Committee considers cigarette tax
Hutchinson News, 2/8/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Kansas to receive $5 million settlement
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/8/2008
Associated Press
Bill focuses on hiring illegal immigrants
Garden City Telegram, 2/8/2008
J-W Editorials

Fact-based action [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/8/2008


James Carlson
Senator: Eliminate sales tax for Statehouse renovations
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/9/2008
Erin Castaneda
Conference participants: Strict Oklahoma law on immigration will affect Kansas
Lawrence Journal World, 2/9/2008
Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Antitax speaker frugal in his remarks
Hutchinson News, 2/10/2008 [Newsbank article]
Christina M. Woods
Objections to immigration bills growing
Wichita Eagle, 2/10/2008 [Newsbank article]
Alexander Parker
Breakfast serves up issues for Legislature
Lawrence Journal World, 2/10/2008
Jim Morrison
Power, payday, health care issues are on the table
Hays Daily News, 2/10/2008 [Newsbank article]
Dan Johnson
Immigration fix
Hays Daily News, 2/10/2008 [Newsbank article]
A better strategy [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 2/11/2008 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
Capitol briefing
Lawrence Journal World, 2/11/2008
Hutchinson News
A better strategy [Kansas editorial roundup]
Hays Daily News, 2/11/2008 [Newsbank article]
Legislative roundup
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/12/2008
Carl Manning
Panel considers medical marijuana
Hutchinson News, 2/12/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
'Speedy Gonzales, sir'
Chanute Tribune, 2/12/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
States stand to lose millions under economic stimulus plan
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/12/2008
Greta Goodwin
Senate keeping busy with recent legislation
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/12/2008
Associated Press
Panel considers medical marijuana bill
Emporia Gazette, 2/12/2008 [Newsbank article]
David Klepper and Jim Sullinger
Kansas senate set to debate coal plant bill
Kansas City Star, 2/12/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda
State medical board responds to criticism
Wichita Eagle, 2/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
Dale McFeatters
We're even keeping out the immigrants we want [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 2/13/2008
Christina M. Woods
Immigration debate gets emotional
Wichita Eagle, 2/14/2008 [Newsbank article]

Rhonda Holma
Tick-tock coal plant not the only legislative issue
Wichita Eagle, 2/14/2008


Jeannine Koranda
Senate rejects CO2 limits, gives first OK to coal power plants
Wichita Eagle, 2/14/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chris Green
Smoking ban bill to be reworked
Salina Journal, 2/14/2008
Carl Manning
Lawmaker proposes change of members
Junction City Daily Union, 2/14/2008
Stu Butcher

Legislative update to be held in Fredonia
Chanute Tribune, 2/14/2008 [Newsbank article]


Greg Beck
Kansans are not equal
Leavenworth Times, 2/14/2008
Porter named to state commission
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/15/2008
Jeannine Koranda
House panel OKs more funding for aviation
Wichita Eagle, 2/15/2008 [Newsbank article]
Construction capital
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/15/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jessica Miller
High hopes for wind power, the library and bingo
Hutchinson News, 2/15/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Keeping soldier's custody rights intact wins in House
Wichita Eagle, 2/15/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Bill allows vote on dog-track slots
Hutchinson News, 2/15/2008 [Newsbank article]
Legislator seeks feedbacks on issues
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/15/2008
Carl Manning
Panel rejects plan for free parks
Hutchinson News, 2/16/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jim Sullinger
State wants exemption for itself
Kansas City Star, 2/16/2008
Carl Manning
Immigration concern fuels voter ID debate
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/16/2008
Jim Sullinger and David Klepper
Internet to reveal every state outlay
Kansas City Star, 2/17/2008
Associated Press
Bill would help disabled get needed services
Wichita Eagle, 2/17/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Coal a missing component from Sunflower's latest ads
Hutchinson News, 2/17/2008 [Newsbank article]
An open letter to the Kansas House of Representatives
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/17/2008
Scott Rothschild
Capitol briefing news from the Kansas Statehouse
Lawrence Journal World, 2/18/2008
Carl Manning
Citizenship before voting in Kansas?
Kansas City Star, 2/18/2008
Martin Hawver
How transparent should government really be?
Junction City Daily Union, 2/18/2008
John Hanna
Panel narrows scope of smoking bill
Hutchinson News, 2/19/2008
John Hanna
Panel narrows anti-smoking bill
Lawrence Journal World, 2/19/2008
Scott Rothschild
Bishops' letter to lawmakers supports illegal immigrants
Lawrence Journal World, 2/19/2008
Peggy Palmer
Business, Hispanics employing scare tactics
Wichita Eagle, 2/19/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Bishops issue statement on immigration
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/19/2008

Taylor Atkins
Local delegation sticks to party ties
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/20/2008


A welcome call for decency [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 2/20/2008 [Newsbank article]
Greta Goodwin
Busy times ahead for Kansas Senators
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/20/2008

David Klepper
House avoids domestic partner bill
Wichita Eagle, 2/21/2008


Not time for light rail [editorial]
Olathe Daily News, 2/21/2008


Andrew McHenry
Time to find a way to assimilate illegal immigrants
Hays Daily News, 2/21/2008 [Newsbank article]


Carl Manning
House reviews changes in stalking law
Hutchinson News, 2/22/2008 [Newsbank article]

Listening to the voters on the immigration issue [editorial]
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/22/2008


Kevin Flaherty
Legislators take in SEK Day on Hill
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/22/2008 [Newsbank article]
Carl Manning
Committee reviews proposed changes in stalking law
Junction City Daily Union, 2/22/2008
Andrew McHenry
Legislature taking wrong approach to illegal immigration [letter to the editor]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/22/2008

Pathetic penny-pinching
Hutchinson News, 2/23/2008 [Newsbank article]


Jeannine Koranda
Five immigration bills on the slate
Wichita Eagle, 2/24/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Senate gives nod to city-county consolidation
Hutchinson News, 2/24/2008 [Newsbank article]
Darcy Gray
Legislators field questions on coal, smoking
Hutchinson News, 2/24/2008 [Newsbank article]
J-W Editorials

Money talks [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/24/2008


Associated Press
Two new license plates get preliminary OK
Wichita Eagle, 2/24/2008 [Newsbank article]
Get real on Kansas minimum wage
Wichita Eagle, 2/24/2008 [Newsbank article]

Will Klusener
Coal deal good enough?
Manhattan Mercury, 2/24/2008 [Newsbank article]


Roger Reitz
Sen. Ritz: Contentious issues require important decisions by legislature
Junction City Daily Union, 2/24/2008
Barbie Craft
Rep. Craft: Legislature will need to reduce spending growth
Junction City Daily Union, 2/24/2008
Vern Swanson
Rep. Swanson: Lawmakers face many issues affecting district
Junction City Daily Union, 2/24/2008
Duane Schrag
Legislators wrestle with climate issue
Salina Journal, 2/24/2008 [Newsbank article]
Duane Schrag
Bremby defends coal-plant decision
Salina Journal, 2/24/2008
What others said
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/24/2008

James Carlson
Bills tackle illegals' status
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/25/2008 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Capitol briefing news from the Kansas Statehouse
Lawrence Journal World, 2/25/2008
Ed Peterson
Consider the long-term impact
Kansas City Star, 2/26/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Carpenter
Holmes: Energy bill agreement on horizon
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/26/2008
Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Give and take [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/26/2008 [Newsbank article]


James Carlson
Hearings begin on immigration bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/26/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda
Immigration crackdown's backers have their say
Wichita Eagle, 2/26/2008 [Newsbank article]
Carl Manning
Committee hearings on immigration bills begin
Lawrence Journal World, 2/26/2008
Scott Rothschild
State leaders lobby for research facility
Lawrence Journal World, 2/26/2008

Tom Bell
Control should be local [editorial]
Salina Journal, 2/26/2008


Martin Hawver
Dealing with the bond boogeyman
Kansas City Kansan, 2/26/2008
John Hanna
House, Senate begin talks over coal-fired plants bill
Junction City Daily Union, 2/26/2008
Sam Hananel
Sebelius wants more federal dollars
Junction City Daily Union, 2/26/2008
Associated Press
Kansas House, Senate begin talks over bill on coal-fired plants
Emporia Gazette, 2/26/2008
Associated Press
Panel debates punishment in immigration bill
Garden City Telegram, 2/26/2008
Associated Press
Senator sees board progress but is unhappy over doctor's case
Manhattan Mercury, 2/27/2008
Bruce Symes
County buyout grant sought
Iola Register, 2/27/2008
Jim Sullinger and David Klepper
Tax debate continues
Kansas City Star, 2/27/2008
Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Illegal immigration stay focused [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/27/2008


James Carlson
Penalties involving illegals opposed
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/27/2008


Associated Press
Even supporters back off from smoking ban
Wichita Eagle, 2/27/2008 [Newsbank article]
Carl Manning
Committee hears opponents to immigration legislation
Hutchinson News, 2/27/2008 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Talks could go into next week on energy bill
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/27/2008


Associated Press
Committee hears opponents to immigration legislation
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/27/2008
Jeannine Koranda
Business owners push for more visas
Wichita Eagle, 2/27/2008 [Newsbank article]
Carl Manning
Allies of tough immigration bill testify
Hutchinson News, 2/28/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda
Tuition for immigrants is hot topic at hearing
Wichita Eagle, 2/28/2008 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
High hopes for biodefense lab
Lawrence Journal World, 2/28/2008
Mike Belt
Changes to vicious dog law weighed
Lawrence Journal World, 2/28/2008
Carl Manning
Senate passes bill allowing creation of district attorney
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/28/2008
Courier Views
Where's the enchilada?
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/28/2008
Joey Berlin
Barnett's immigration bill gets hearing
Emporia Gazette, 2/28/2008
Emerson Lynn, Jr
Hitting employers the quickest route to needed reform
Iola Register, 2/28/2008
Staff and Wire Reports
Guard looking to move helicopters and Senate approves prosecutor sharing
Salina Journal, 2/28/2008
Stu Butcher

Kansas counties receive $1.2 million in Emergency Food and Shelter Funds
Chanute Tribune, 2/28/2008 [Newsbank article]


Jeannine Koranda
Bill would allow more regulation of doctors
Wichita Eagle, 2/29/2008 [Newsbank article]
Carl Manning
Senate approves mandatory kindergarten
Hutchinson News, 2/29/2008 [Newsbank article]
Peter Hancock
So far, session marked by inaction on major issues
Metro News, 2/29/2008
Martin Hawver
At the rail
Metro News, 2/29/2008
Associated Press
Three school finance plan fail in House
Iola Register, 2/29/2008
Carl Manning
Senate approves bill to mandate kindergarten
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/29/2008
Jan Scoggins and Harold Starr
Legislators wrong to support project and Greed before responsibility
Garden City Telegram, 3/1/2008
Eric Swanson
Lawmakers propose legislation setting ceiling for state debt
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/1/2008
Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Missouri officials OK generator
Garden City Telegram, 3/1/2008
John Hanna
House OKs bill tied to abortion suits
Hutchinson News, 3/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
David Klepper
House passes bill to curb court's closing of records
Wichita Eagle, 3/1/2008
Associated Press
Bill inspired by sealed abortion case approved
Lawrence Journal World, 3/1/2008
John Hanna
House OKs bill tied to abortion suits
Hutchinson News, 3/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tom Arnhold
A few ideas lawmakers might ponder this session
Hutchinson News, 3/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeff Davis
Turnaround day at the legislature
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/1/2008
James Carlson
They're halfway home with an uphill climb
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/1/2008
Jeannine Koranda
Midpoint in Topeka: what's still alive
Wichita Eagle, 3/2/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Governor questioned about possible run for VP
Hutchinson News, 3/2/2008 [Newsbank article]
Rhonda Holman
Restraint business, faith leaders right on immigration
Wichita Eagle, 3/2/2008 [Newsbank article]
J-W Editorials

Legislative slog [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 3/2/2008


Glenda Overstreet
Burden placed on business
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/2/2008
Scott Rothschild
Capitol briefing news from the Kansas Statehouse
Lawrence Journal World, 3/2/2008
James Carlson
Labor at the heart of immigration debate
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/2/2008
Joey Berlin
Emporia legislators report on the week
Emporia Gazette, 3/3/2008
Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Legislators 'grapple' under 'Thunderdome'
Salina Journal, 3/3/2008
Carl Manning
Immigration tricky everywhere
Iola Register, 3/3/2008
Scott Rothschild
Capitol repairs uncover classic features, cheap work
Lawrence Journal World, 3/3/2008
Jim Sullinger
Lack of money worries Kansas
Kansas City Star, 3/3/2008
Tom Bell
Don't hurry to change the rules [editorial]
Salina Journal, 3/4/2008
Leonard Hall
Deaf day at the capitol
Olathe Daily News, 3/4/2008
Carl Manning
Grade for Kansas government: B-minus
Lawrence Journal World, 3/4/2008
Ric Anderson
Kansans better not bash Bush
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/4/2008
James Carlson
Bill calls for creation of response team
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/4/2008
Chris Green
New tool for examining state spending has limits
Hutchinson News, 3/4/2008 [Newsbank article]
Carl Manning
Kansas gets B-minus on government
Hutchinson News, 3/4/2008 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
Americans for prosperity unveils state budget plan
Lawrence Journal World, 3/5/2008
Associated Press
Plant's backers question Westar deal
Hutchinson News, 3/5/2008 [Newsbank article]
Andrew D. Brosig
State needs to make moves toward improvement [editorial]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/5/2008
Associated Press
Group outlines its 'model' budget plan
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/5/2008
David Klepper
Midpoint of session, but big task remain
Kansas City Star, 3/5/2008
Deborah Snyder
Longevity pay [letter to the editor]
Lawrence Journal World, 3/5/2008
Parsons Sun
SEK legislators talk on budget, energy
Chanute Tribune, 3/5/2008

The Capital-Journal
December storm damage climbs to $381 million
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/6/2008


Mary Clarkin
Initial picture for 2009 budget looks grim for taxpayers
Hutchinson News, 3/6/2008 [Newsbank article]
Carl Manning
Senate Judicary subcommittee to work on DUI bill
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/6/2008
Jerry Jobes
Legal and illegal [letter to the editor]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/6/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tom Bell
No easy solution for illegals [editorial]
Salina Journal, 3/6/2008
Richard Shank
Tour the Capitol with me
Hutchinson News, 3/6/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chris Green
Teacher shortage stumps legislators
Hutchinson News, 3/6/2008 [Newsbank article]
Carl Manning
Panel to work on drunken driving bill
Hutchinson News, 3/7/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Bill subsidizes air service to Manhattan
Wichita Eagle, 3/7/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Energy bill goes to Sebelius; she decries 'auction'
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/7/2008

Laura Wides-Munoz
Few immigration measures nationwide gain traction
Lawrence Journal World, 3/8/2008


John Hanna
Senate adopts resolution on tanker contract
Hutchinson News, 3/8/2008
Carl Manning
Immigration laws affect mixed families
Hutchinson News, 3/8/2008 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Auditors taking ideas on government efficiency
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/8/2008


Carl Manning
Immigration laws affect mixed families
Chanute Tribune, 3/8/2008 [Newsbank article]


Greta Goodwin
Turnaround time reached in Topeka
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/8/2008


Steve Baccus and Amy J. Blankenbiller
Immigration reforms should be reasonable
Wichita Eagle, 3/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
Capitol briefing news from the Kansas Statehouse
Lawrence Journal World, 3/9/2008
Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Economic development real incentive [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/9/2008


Patrick Lowry
Arts [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 3/9/2008 [Newsbank article]


Robyn Horton
KAC awards more than $1.5 million in grants
Junction City Daily Union, 3/9/2008
Jim Morrison
Time for sunset's return
Hays Daily News, 3/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jordan Chapman
Energy issues dominate legislature
Junction City Daily Union, 3/9/2008

David Klepper and Jim Sullinger
Harsh budget critics take DIY approach
Kansas City Star, 3/10/2008


Capital-Journal Editorial Board

State rankings doing homework [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/10/2008


Randy Scholfield
Eco devo is spending paying off?
Wichita Eagle, 3/10/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
When is green not enough?
Hutchinson News, 3/10/2008
Mike Corn
Security apparent for eggs
Hays Daily News, 3/10/2008 [Newsbank article]

James Carlson
House panel dilutes reform
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/11/2008


David Klepper and Jason Noble
Legislators reconsider immigrant regulations
Kansas City Star, 3/11/2008
Jeannine Koranda
Businesses win change to House immigration bill
Wichita Eagle, 3/11/2008 [Newsbank article]

Carl Manning
Panel begins reworking immigration bill
Hutchinson News, 3/11/2008 [Newsbank article]


Barb Nichols
An illegal alien invasion perspective
Hutchinson News, 3/11/2008 [Newsbank article]

Harold and Betty Barnhart
Thank you, Jerry [letter to the editor]
Chanute Tribune, 3/11/2008 [Newsbank article]


Pay issue: State workers respond to the House passing a 2.5% increase for them on Tuesday
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/12/2008


James Carlson
House advances salary increase for state employees
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/12/2008
Tim Carpenter
Sebelius assures blockage of bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/12/2008
Associated Press
House panel considers bill to expand gun rights
Chanute Tribune, 3/12/2008 [Newsbank article]

Political cartoon
Olathe Daily News, 3/12/2008


Associated Press
Lawmakers open to grand jury law review
Salina Journal, 3/12/2008
John Hanna
Grand jury law might be reviewed
Hutchinson News, 3/12/2008 [Newsbank article]
Carl Manning
Kan. Senate committee rewrites immigration bill
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/13/2008
Sebelius proclaims Kansas Distance Learning Week
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
Carl Manning
Immigration bill moves to Senate
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/13/2008
David Klepper
Kansas officials pare proposals on immigration
Kansas City Star, 3/13/2008
Jeannine Koranda
Immigration bills altered to reduce penalties, requirements
Wichita Eagle, 3/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Panel rewrites immigration bill, upsets sponsors
Manhattan Mercury, 3/13/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Dems push bill to fight illegal aliens
Salina Journal, 3/13/2008
John Milburn
Sebelius gets bill on coal-fired plants
Hutchinson News, 3/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
Panel 'gutted' immigration bill, critics say
Hutchinson News, 3/13/2008 [Newsbank article]

Sarah Kessinger
Immigration bill draws GOP fire
Garden City Telegram, 3/13/2008


Associated Press
Senate committee rewrites immigration bill
Chanute Tribune, 3/13/2008 [Newsbank article]


Crowson's view [cartoon]
Wichita Eagle, 3/14/2008


Sarah Kessinger
Immigration bills taking shape
Salina Journal, 3/14/2008
Associated Press
Legislators to debate immigration
Garden City Telegram, 3/14/2008
Glenn and Lora Lee Wrestler
Keep it fair to all Kansans [letter to the editor]
Chanute Tribune, 3/14/2008 [Newsbank article]
Emerson Lynn, Jr
Senate goes soft on immigration [editorial]
Iola Register, 3/14/2008
Carl Manning
Funeral picketing bill on fast track
Hutchinson News, 3/14/2008 [Newsbank article]
Kansas today
Manhattan Mercury, 3/14-15/2008
Carl Manning
House panel considering gun bill
Hutchinson News, 3/15/2008
Embracing reality [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 3/15/2008
Jeff Whitham
Legislator gets 'strong' response to survey
Garden City Telegram, 3/15/2008
Scott Rothschild
Sebelius: Legislators are doing 'nothing'
Lawrence Journal World, 3/15/2008
Scott Rothschild
Requirements added to defense lab plan
Lawrence Journal World, 3/15/2008
James Carlson
Sebelius says session lagging
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/15/2008
John Hanna
Defense lab will need its own power plant
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/15/2008
Garden City Telegram
Other voices
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/15/2008
Larry D. Balthazor
Kansas legislators have betrayed us
Wichita Eagle, 3/15/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Sebelius, Republican leaders spar over plant
Wichita Eagle, 3/15/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Power battle over NBAF?
Manhattan Mercury, 3/16/2008
Jim Sullinger and David Klepper
Home inspection debate heats up
Kansas City Star, 3/16/2008 [Newsbank article]
David Klepper and Jason Noble
Immigration is a minefield for lawmakers
Kansas City Star, 3/16/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda and Eagle Staff
Community group to rally at Capitol
Wichita Eagle, 3/16/2008 [Newsbank article]
Capital briefing news from the statehouse
Lawrence Journal World, 3/16/2008

Associated Press
Sebelius complains this year's session is moving too slow
Hays Daily News, 3/16/2008


Virginia Beamer
State must remain wary of its debt load
Hays Daily News, 3/16/2008 [Newsbank article]
Patrick Lowry
Power play [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 3/16/2008 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Sebelius still stumping for Obama
Hutchinson News, 3/17/2008 [Newsbank article]


Joey Berlin
Legislators experience positives, negatives
Emporia Gazette, 3/17/2008
Courier Views
Immigration and the Kansas economy
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/17/2008
Jerry Moran
Debt is a four-letter word
Hutchinson News, 3/17/2008 [Newsbank article]
J-W Editorials

Power play? [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 3/17/2008


David Klepper and Jason Noble
Immigration a quagmire for Kan., Mo.
Wichita Eagle, 3/17/2008 [Newsbank article]

Rachael Bossow
Legislators discuss immigration, education concerns
Leavenworth Times, 3/17/2008


Rhonda Holman
Benefit immigration law should do good
Wichita Eagle, 3/18/2008 [Newsbank article]


Ric Anderson
With guns addressed, why scold?
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/18/2008


Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Illegal immigration road blocks [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/18/2008


Jim Sullinger and Jeannine Koranda
Sentencing law debated
Kansas City Star, 3/19/2008


Jeannine Koranda
Funding for some items in budget left till later
Wichita Eagle, 3/20/2008 [Newsbank article]
From Staff and Wire Reports
Tax-relief measure advances in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 3/20/2008
Jim Sullinger
House gives first-round nod to budget
Kansas City Star, 3/20/2008
James Carlson
House tentatively OKs budget
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/20/2008

The Capital-Journal
Homeland security center will help battle disasters
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/20/2008


Letters to the Journal
Salina Journal, 3/18/2008


Associated Press
A year after GOP has approval of subsidies, buyer's remorse
Chanute Tribune, 3/18/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Board, Medical Society ponder changes in regulatory laws
Chanute Tribune, 3/18/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chris Green
Funeral picketing bill appears to be on fast track
Salina Journal, 3/19/2008

Roxana Hegeman
Kansas targets employers who don't pay immigrant workers
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/19/2008


Associated Press
Abortion measure to Senate
Iola Register, 3/19/2008


Enticing biodefense
Emporia Gazette, 3/19/2008
Associated Press
Statehouse notebook
Emporia Gazette, 3/19/2008
Emily Behlmann
Voicing concerns
Garden City Telegram, 3/19/2008
Associated Press
Kansas House passes abortion bill
Chanute Tribune, 3/19/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
House advances proposed $13.4 billion budget
Salina Journal, 3/20/2008

Consensus helps on NBAF [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 3/20/2008 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
House moves budget along, delaying KU pharmacy decision
Lawrence Journal World, 3/20/2008
John Hanna
House passes $13B budget plan
Hutchinson News, 3/20/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Senators drafts new health care proposal
Emporia Gazette, 3/21/2008
Greta Goodwin
State pay raise among bills being debated
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/21/2008
Chris Green
GOP members stop minimum wage hike
Salina Journal, 3/21/2008
Jessica Tims-Seeliger
Thumbs up, thumbs down [editorial]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/21/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jim Sullinger
Senior tax deferral to get full debate
Wichita Eagle, 3/21/2008 [Newsbank article]

Jim Sullinger
Kansas considers tax-relief measure
Kansas City Star, 3/21/2008 [Newsbank article]


Jeannine Koranda
House budget good for Wichita
Wichita Eagle, 3/21/2008 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Proposed budget clears Senate panel
Hutchinson News, 3/22/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannnine Koranda
Senate's state budget in progress
Wichita Eagle, 3/22/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Proposed budget clears Senate panel
Garden City Telegram, 3/22/2008

Kevin Flaherty
House passes mini Mega bill
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/23/2008 [Newsbank article]


Jim Morrison
Uncertainty hurting state
Hays Daily News, 3/23/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Kansas fight over coal plants catches national eye
Hutchinson News, 3/23/2008 [Newsbank article]
Crowson's view [cartoon]
Wichita Eagle, 3/23/2008
Jim Sullinger
GOP lawmakers slash Sebelius' budget items
Wichita Eagle, 3/23/2008 [Newsbank article]
Emerson Lynn, Jr
State Republicans vote to exploit low-wage workers [editorial]
Iola Register, 3/24/2008
Scott Rothschild
Capitol briefing new from the Kansas Statehouse
Lawrence Journal World, 3/24/2008
Jeannine Koranda
Legislators tackle immigration
Wichita Eagle, 3/24/2008 [Newsbank article]
David Klepper
Minimum-wage bill defeated again
Kansas City Star, 3/24/2008
House GOP happy with lowest-in-nation wage
Wichita Eagle, 3/25/2008 [Newsbank article]
James Carlson
Funds still pending
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/25/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jim Sullinger
Lawmakers turn aside Sebelius proposals
Kansas City Star, 3/25/2008 [Newsbank article]
Carl Manning
House sends bonding bill to governor
Hutchinson News, 3/26/2008 [Newsbank article]
Carl Manning
House gives initial OK to picketing bill
Hutchinson News, 3/26/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Hrenchir
Council approves joint effort
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/26/2008
Associated Press
Bill naming part of K-25 clears legislature
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/26/2008
Associated Press
House sends governor bonding bill
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/26/2008
Barb Nichols
A perspective on illegal immigrant invasion
Emporia Gazette, 3/26/2008

Staff and Wire Reports
Kansas City Area
Kansas City Star, 3/27/2008


Associated Press
Funeral-picket bill clears House
Wichita Eagle, 3/27/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Coal plants may come down to horse trading
Wichita Eagle, 3/27/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda
Stalking, custody bills get boost in House
Wichita Eagle, 3/27/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Carpenter
Senators grapple with immigration
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/27/2008
Jeannine Koranda
Business worries temper tougher immigration bill
Wichita Eagle, 3/27/2008 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
Senate advances illegal immigration bill
Lawrence Journal World, 3/27/2008
Immigration debate
Junction City Daily Union, 3/25/2008
Ed Trimmer
Kansas House cuts important programs
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/25/2008

Carl Manning
Immigration bill debated by Senate
Hutchinson News, 3/27/2008 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Bill boosting pensions fails in House
Hutchinson News, 3/27/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Immigration bill debated by Senate
Iola Register, 3/27/2008

Associated Press
Immigration bill debated by Senate
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/27/2008


Carl Manning
Senate passes bill dealing with immigration
Junction City Daily Union, 3/27/2008


Associated Press
Bill giving 3 percent pension boost fails in House
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/27/2008


Linda Hanney
Resident encouraged by visit to Capitol
Lawrence Journal World, 3/28/2008


Carl Manning
Immigration bill OK'd after rewriting
Lawrence Journal World, 3/28/2008
Jim Sullinger
Senate cuts Wichita projects in budget
Wichita Eagle, 3/28/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda
House guts, then passes immigration bill
Wichita Eagle, 3/28/2008 [Newsbank article]
James Carlson
Immigration reform advances Sebelius has picketing bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/28/2008
David Klepper
House backtracks on license seizures
Kansas City Star, 3/28/2008
Jim Sullinger
Kansas Senate gives first Ok of budget
Kansas City Star, 3/28/2008
Associated Press
New coal-plant bill is back on committee
Wichita Eagle, 3/28/2008 [Newsbank article]
Carl Manning
House passes immigration bill
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/28/2008

Associated Press
House passes its version of illegal immigration bill
Garden City Telegram, 3/28/2008


Chris Green
Housing aid finds favor with change in funding
Hutchinson News, 3/28/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jessica Miller
When legislators come calling, where will you be?
Hutchinson News, 3/28/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Kansas House gives first-round approval to illegal immigration bill
Emporia Gazette, 3/28/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Immigration bills that may limit care catch wary eye
Hutchinson News, 3/28/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Milburn
Senate tentatively approves $13.4 billion budget
Junction City Daily Union, 3/28/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Bill could keep illegals from medical care
Salina Journal, 3/28/2008
Chris Green
Panel OKs bill to help areas hit by natural disasters
Salina Journal, 3/28/2008

Associated Press
House OKs altered immigration bill
Manhattan Mercury, 3/28-29/2008


James Carlson
Biodefense center bill signed
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/29/2008
John Hanna
House OKs bill allowing machine guns
Hutchinson News, 3/29/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda
House approves immigration bill
Kansas City Star, 3/29/2008
Carl Manning
For bills, next step is resolving differences
Hutchinson News, 3/29/2080 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Immigration bill passes House
Wichita Eagle, 3/29/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda
Senate puts off decision on local training programs
Wichita Eagle, 3/29/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jack Wempe
Special interests vital to political process
Hutchinson News, 3/29/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
House passes illegal immigration legislation
Garden City Telegram, 3/29/2008
Joey Berlin
Mast uses answers to drive work
Emporia Gazette, 3/29-30/2008

Jim Sullinger
Bill would delay taxes on unsold homes
Wichita Eagle, 3/30/2008 [Newsbank article]


Jon Ruhlen
Legislators tackle hot-button issues during forum in Hutch
Hutchinson News, 3/30/2008 [Newsbank article]
Christina M. Woods
Oklahoma sees no signs of mass exodus of illegal immigrants
Wichita Eagle, 3/30/208 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
Capitol briefing news from the Kansas Statehouse
Lawrence Journal World, 3/30/2008
Scott Rothschild
Dispute intensifies on illegal workers
Lawrence Journal World, 3/30/2008
James Carlson
Report a breath of fresh air
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/30/2008 [Newsbank article]
David Klepper and Jim Sullinger
In-state tuition for illegals' kids upheld
Kansas City Star, 3/30/2008
Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Talk on teen driver limits turns to dating
Hutchinson News, 3/30/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jean Schodorf, Phil Journey, Les Donovan, Mike Petersen, Susan Wagle and Carolyn McGinn
Immigration bill offers real, substantive reform
Wichita Eagle, 4/1/2008 [Newsbank article]

Kevin Flaherty
Immigration among week's big issues
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/29/2008 [Newsbank article]


Carl Manning
House OKs immigration legislation
Salina Journal, 3/29/2008
Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Senate debates, passes immigration bill
Salina Journal, 3/31/2008
John Hanna
Party asks who'll follow Sebelius
Salina Journal, 3/31/2008
Patti VanSlyke
Sen. Reitz helps pass immigration legislation
Junction City Daily Union, 3/31/2008
Joey Berlin
Lawmakers: Immigration week's hot issue
Emporia Gazette, 3/31/2008

Letters to the Journal
Salina Journal, 4/1/2008


John Hanna
House OKs bill limiting bond issues
Hutchinson News, 4/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
Greta Goodwin
Senate preparing for 'drop dead' day
Winfield Daily Courier, 4/1/2008
Carl Manning
Immigration bill creates concerns among sheriffs
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/2/2008
Carl Manning
Sheriffs concerned about immigration bill
Lawrence Journal World, 4/2/2008

John Milburn
House approves $37.2 million increase in school funding
Hutchinson News, 4/2/2008 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
House approves $37.2 million increase in school funding
Manhattan Mercury, 4/2/2008

Kevin Flaherty
Immigration becomes hot
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 4/2/2008 [Newsbank article]


Carl Manning
Immigration bill creates concern among sheriffs
Dodge City Daily Globe, 4/2/2008
Associated Press
House approves $37.2 M school finance hike
Chanute Tribune, 4/2/2008 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
New coal-plant bill emerges in Senate
Lawrence Journal World, 4/3/2008


Richard Shank
For legislators, it's long day's journey into night
Hutchinson News, 4/3/2008 [Newsbank article]
The News Staff
Projects for Reno among pork listings
Hutchinson News, 4/3/2008 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
House-Senate negotiators reach compromise on immigration
Chanute Tribune, 4/3/2008 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Economic incentives OK'd to lure Cessna expansion
Chanute Tribune, 4/3/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Immigration compromise awaits votes
Iola Register, 4/3/2008
Associated Press
New coal bill emerges in Kansas Senate
Manhattan Mercury, 4/3/2008

Hurst Laviana
State population: 3 million in 2024
Wichita Eagle, 4/4/2008 [Newsbank article]


Jim Sullinger and David Klepper
Tax break is nearer for boat owners
Kansas City Star, 4/4/2008 [Newsbank article]


Jeannine Koranda
Eye on the Capitol bill allowing buffer zones at funerals signed into law: Cessna bonds: Chemical storage: Prescription database: Alternative fuel use: Obesity surgery study
Wichita Eagle, 4/4/2008 [Newsbank article]
Emerson Lynn, Jr
Immigration law being misused to benefit employers [editorial]
Iola Register, 4/4/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Senate surprises Schwab with resolution: Squirrels and the session: Border fears: Redmen recognized
Dodge City Daily Globe, Emporia Gazette, Garden City Telegram, 4/5/2008
More fallout [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 4/5/2008
John Milburn
Legislators adopt $13.4 billion budget, adjourn for break
Hutchinson News, 4/5/2008 [Newsbank article]
Carl Manning
Compromise bill on illegal immigration stalls in House
Hutchinson News, 4/5/2008 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
Legislature has a lot left to do
Lawrence Journal World, 4/5/2008
Jim Sullinger
Kansas House approves budget
Kansas City Star, 4/5/2008
Dion Lefler
Immigration bill stalls in House
Wichita Eagle, 4/5/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Lawmakers leave health care for after break
Wichita Eagle, 4/5/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Carpenter
Immigration deal fails
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/5/2008
James Carlson
Regular session ends with lots left to do
Hutchinson News, 4/5/2008
Associated Press
Compromise immigration bill stalls in House
Lawrence Journal World, 4/5/2008
Compromise bill on illegal immigration stalls in House
Manhattan Mercury, 4/6/2008
Associated Press
Legislators adopt $13.4 billion budget, adjourn
Manhattan Mercury, 4/6/2008
Jeannine Koranda
Legislators put off biggest issues
Wichita Eagle, 4/6/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
Coal remains lawmakers' focus
Salina Journal, 4/7/2008
Kevin Flaherty
Legislature faces heavy work ahead
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 4/7/2008 [Newsbank article]
Emerson Lynn, Jr
Lawmakers leave much on the table to clean up later [opinion]
Iola Register, 4/7/2008
Joey Berlin
Legislators say much remains to be done after break
Chanute Tribune, Dodge City Daily Globe, Emporia Gazette, 4/7/2008 [Newsbank article]
David Klepper and Jim Sullinger
Major issues remain for Kansas Legislature
Kansas City Star, 4/7/2008 [Newsbank article]
J-W Editorials

Funding fairness [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 4/8/2008


Lewis Diuguid
Haste required to solve earth's numerous crises
Kansas City Star, 4/9/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Coal bills have dominated session
Hutchinson News, 4/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Immigrant legislation remains a challenge
Kansas City Star, 4/10/2008
Associated Press
State revenue up $10 million
Wichita Eagle, 4/10/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Revenues a bright spot in Kan. economy
Hutchinson News, 4/10/2008 [Newsbank article]
Cashing out [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 4/11/2008 [Newsbank article]
Larry Margasak
Defense lab sought by Kansas carries risk
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/12/2008
Staff and Wire Reports
Legality of foreign workers questioned
Kansas City Star, 4/12/2008
Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Legislature loose ends [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/13/2008


Carl Manning
Immigration bill in danger of failing
Hutchinson News, 4/14/2008 [Newsbank article]

Carl Manning
No simple solution in works
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/14/2008


Jeannine Koranda
Fire marshal to inspect chemical sites
Wichita Eagle, 4/15/2008 [Newsbank article]


Roxana Hegeman
Immigrant testifies he claimed to be citizen
Wichita Eagle, 4/15/2008 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Governor expecting fiscal outlook to remain positive
Dodge City Daily Globe, 4/17/2008
Melissa Smith
State House restoration on track
Chanute Tribune, 4/18/2008 [Newsbank article]
Patrick S. Kelley
Give or take $150 million [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 4/19/2008
Mike Kiegerl
Legislature is in recess but has much left to do
Olathe Daily News, 4/19/2008
Bobbi Mlynar
City short in state distribution
Emporia Gazette, 4/21/2008
John Hanna
Lawmakers work on last spending bill
Hutchinson News, 4/22/2008 [Newsbank article]
Martin Hawver
Personalizing the upcoming budget season
Kansas City Kansan, 4/22/2008
Derek Schmidt
Big learning curve on listening tour
Iola Register, 4/22/2008
Jeannine Koranda
Soldiers scholarships among bills Sebelius signs
Wichita Eagle, 4/23/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Panel OKs version of last spending bill
Hutchinson News, 4/23/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
State panel endorses version of spending bill
Junction City Daily Union, 4/23/2008
Time running out [editorial]
Johnson County Sun, 4/23/2008
Associated Press
Senate panel starts shaping budget bill
Wichita Eagle, 4/24/2008 [Newsbank article]
James Carlson
Color of money alarming
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/24/2008
John Hanna
Panel works on last spending bill
Hutchinson News, 4/24/2008 [Newsbank article]
Carl Manning
Immigration topic missing in Kansas bill
Hutchinson News, 4/25/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda
Ease-of-voting bill among new laws
Wichita Eagle, 4/25/2008 [Newsbank article]
Lawrence Journal-World
Intrusive abortion bill deserved Sebelius' veto
Wichita Eagle, 4/25/2008 [Newsbank article]
Martin Hawver
At the rail
Metro News, 4/25/2008
Carl Manning
Popular immigration topic missing in Kansas bill
Lawrence Journal World, 4/25/2008
Jeannine Koranda
Voting at care centers now easier in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 4/25/2008 [Newsbank article]
James Carlson
History could fetch a price
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/25/2008 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Morris: State workers should get raises
Hutchinson News, 4/26/2008 [Newsbank article]


Kevin Flaherty
Lawmakers expect budget issues
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 4/27/2008 [Newsbank article]
Colleen Ballard
Legislation needed
Hutchinson News, 4/27/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannnine Koranda
Scaled-back immigration bill faltering
Wichita Eagle, 4/27/2008 [Newsbank article]
David Allen Seaton
Legislators concerned about tight state budget
Winfield Daily Courier, 4/28/2008
Courier Views
Don't forget state employees
Winfield Daily Courier, 4/28/2008
David Clouston
Ignored issues in Kansas
Salina Journal, 4/28/2008
Martin Hawver
Lawmakers battle over tobacco windfall funds
Junction City Daily Union, 4/28/2008
James Carlson
Weighty challenges on agenda
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/28/2008
A flurry of legislation, mostly ineffective
Kansas City Star, 4/29/2008 [Newsbank article]
Rhonda Holman
Undone wrap-up session will test leadership
Wichita Eagle, 4/29/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jonathan Williams
Budget site worthy of support
Garden City Telegram, 4/29/2008
Kaley Lyon
Kansas AG's office weighing in on planning commission
Hays Daily News, 4/29/2008

Joey Berlin
Ruff told no state remedy for illegal hiring
Emporia Gazette, 4/29/2008

David Klepper
Key issues await Kansas lawmakers
Kansas City Star, 4/30/2008


Scott Rothschild
Budget change would bring in $79M
Lawrence Journal World, 4/30/2008
Jonathan Williams
Web site shouldn't become partisan casualty
Hutchinson News, 4/30/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Milburn
Kelly, Sebelius tout newborn screening
Hutchinson News, 4/30/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jonathan Williams
Will transparency in Kansas government survive?
Hays Daily News, 4/30/2008

Jonathan Williams
Will budget transparency survive in Kansas?
Olathe Daily News, 4/30/2008


Jim Sullinger
Lawmakers ok fee increase for Kansas driver's licenses
Wichita Eagle, 5/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda
Board of healing arts
Wichita Eagle, 5/1/2008
Jeannine Koranda
Stalking law
Wichita Eagle, 5/1/2008
Jeannine Koranda
Soldiers' child custody
Wichita Eagle, 5/1/2008
Dion Lefler
Dead bodies
Wichita Eagle, 5/1/2008
Getting facts on illegal immigration
Wichita Eagle, 5/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
Carl Manning
Compromise bill boosts power of the state board
Hutchinson News, 5/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Fate of immigration bill doubtful
Emporia Gazette, 5/1/2008
James Carlson
Senators attempt to address state's budget concerns
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/2/2008
Associated Press
Immigration compromise nears
Wichita Eagle, 5/2/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda
'Jodi's Law' sent to Gov. Sebelius
Wichita Eagle, 5/2/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Registration fees
Wichita Eagle, 5/2/2008
Associated Press
Open meetings
Wichita Eagle, 5/2/2008

Dion Lefler
Safer smokes
Wichita Eagle, 5/2/2008


Statehouse repairs
Metro News, 5/2/2008
Associated Press
Bill strengthening stalking law goes to governor
Manhattan Mercury, 5/2/2008
Associated Press
House, Senate pass versions of last budget bill
Manhattan Mercury, 5/2/2008
John Hanna
House members approve version of last budget bill
Hutchinson News, 5/2/2008 [Newsbank article]
Carl Manning
Board of Healing Arts bill goes to governor
Hutchinson News, 5/3/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda
Immigration bill unlikely to live
Wichita Eagle, 5/3/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press: Jeannine Koranda
Doctor regulation bill heads to Govenor: Jayhawk athletes, debaters honored: Bill ups penalties for helping in an escape
Wichita Eagle, 5/3/2008
Jim Sullinger
Jittery lawmakers slash millions from catch-all bill
Wichita Eagle, 5/3/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jim Sullinger
Kansas senators OK increased license registration
Kansas City Star, 5/3/2008
Jim Sullinger
Kansas Senate chops outlays in bill
Kansas City Star, 5/3/2008
Associated Press
Kansas' immigration bill dies in the House
Salina Journal, 5/3/2008
Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Mournful tune sends coal message
Hutchinson News, 5/4/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Carpenter
House leaves, Senate upset
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/4/2008
Dan Voorhis
In business climate rankings, Kansas has a mixed outlook
Wichita Eagle, 5/4/2008 [Newsbank article]
Eagle Staff: Dion Lefler: Jeannine Koranda: Jim Sullinger
House rejects Senate's budget changes: Voter photo IDs: Open meetings: Drug tests for drivers
Wichita Eagle, 5/4/2008 [Newsbank article]
David Klepper and Jim Sullinger
No easy end to 2008 Kansas session
Kansas City Star, 5/4/2008

Jim Sullinger and David Klepper
College's foundation comes in for criticism
Kansas City Star, 5/5/2008 [Newsbank article]


Carl Manning
House's action upsets Senate majority leader
Salina Journal, 5/5/2008


Carl Manning
House quitting for the day upsets Senate
Leavenworth Times, 5/5/2008


Jeannine Koranda and Dion Lefler
Legislature grinds to standstill
Wichita Eagle, 5/6/2008 [Newsbank article]


David Klepper and Jim Sullinger
Senate sit-out stalls session
Kansas City Star, 5/6/2008
Jeannine Koranda
Time running out for immigration bill
Kansas City Star, 5/6/2008
Patrick S. Kelley
The last days of the legislature [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 5/6/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Dispute derails wrapup session
Iola Register, 5/6/2008
Carl Manning
No agreement yet on final spending bill
Hutchinson News, 5/7/2008 [Newsbank article]
James Carlson
State's budget still up in air
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/7/2008
Jeannine Koranda
House, Senate adjourn nearer accord on budget
Wichita Eagle, 5/7/2008 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
House speaker alleges improper use of plane trips by governor
Lawrence Journal World, 5/7/2008
Scott Rothschild
Session nears end with third coal bill
Lawrence Journal World, 5/7/2008
J-W Editorials

End games the end of the Kansas Legislature's [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 5/7/2008


Jim Sullinger
Legislature's adjournment looms
Kansas City Star, 5/7/2008
Associated Press
Agreement near on spending bill
Manhattan Mercury, 5/7/2008
Jeannine Koranda and Jim Sullinger
House, Senate pass final spending bill
Wichita Eagle, 5/8/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Final spending bill approved
Lawrence Journal World, 5/8/2008
Associated Press, Jeannine Koranda, Associated Press, Associated Press
Vehicle registration fees likely to go up, Campaign finance, Nuclear plants, Four strikes
Wichita Eagle, 5/8/2008 [Newsbank article]
Dawdling at Kansas taxpayers' expense
Kansas City Star, 5/8/2008
Jim Sullinger and David Klepper
Topeka session finishes its work
Kansas City Star, 5/8/2008
James Carlson
Legislature concludes work
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/8/2008
Associated Press
Lawmakers OK final spending bill
Iola Register, 5/8/2008
Richard Luken
Buyout offers coming shortly
Iola Register, 5/8/2008
Joey Berlin
Post Audit says farm following the rules
Emporia Gazette, 5/8/200
John Hanna
Agreement reached on year's final spending bill
Leavenworth Times, 5/8/2008
Glenn Staab
Blackmail, boilermakers and blowhards
Hays Daily News, 5/8/2008
Associated Press
Senate approves year's final spending bill
Garden City Telegram, 5/8/2008
Scorecard Kansas Legislative
Kansas City Star, 5/9/2008
David Klepper and Jim Sullinger
Little victories, big defeats in Kansas, Winners and losers
Kansas City Star, 5/9/2008
What won, what lost
Wichita Eagle, 5/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
David Klepper and Jim Sullinger
Immigration, coal plants, health care were main concerns
Wichita Eagle, 5/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda
Unity in priorities benefits Wichita region
Wichita Eagle, 5/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
KIOGA happy about key issues
Wichita Eagle, 5/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
James Carlson
Local issues played a role
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/9/2008
Tim Carpenter
Session marked by little progress
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/9/2008
Kansas legislators deserve lumps of coal for their efforts
Kansas City Star, 5/9/2008
John Hanna
Lawmakers grim about state budget
Hutchinson News, 5/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Peter Hancock
Session may have been most unproductive ever
Metro News, 5/9/2008
John Hanna
Sebelius douses coal plant hopes
Hutchinson News, 5/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Joey Berlin
End of the legislative session
Emporia Gazette, 5/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
More noise than progress [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 5/11/2008 [Newsbank article]
Will Klusener
Other issues also deserved some time
Manhattan Mercury, 5/11/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jessica Self
Coal not lawmakers' only concern
Hutchinson News, 5/11/2008
Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
Blog lists Sebelius as top VP pick
Hutchinson News, 5/11/2008 [Newsbank article]
Rhonda Holman
Open bills add accountability
Wichita Eagle, 5/12/2008 [Newsbank article]
Legislature 2008 [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 5/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
James Carlson
Docking renovation funds out
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/13/2008
Diane Elckhoff
Will democrats repeat error from Kansas' past?
Kansas City Star, 5/14/2008
Dion Lefler
Speaker: Economic bills were session's highlight
Wichita Eagle, 5/14/2008 [Newsbank article]
Emerson Lynn, Jr
Lawmakers fool themselves with false economies [editorial]
Iola Register, 5/14/2008
Sarah Kessinger
New state pay plan earns much praise
Hutchinson News, 5/14/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Coal fight cost tops $135,000 in April
Hutchinson News, 5/14/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda
Sebelius signs bills that affect doctors, soldiers
Wichita Eagle, 5/15/2008 [Newsbank article]
Carolyn McGinn
Legislative session was about more than coal
Wichita Eagle, 5/15/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Carpenter
Sebelius signs bill for state employee raises
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/17/2008
Scott Rothschild
Bill OK'd to improve state pay
Lawrence Journal World, 5/17/2008
Sarah Kessinger
Governor ratifies pay plan
Hutchinson News, 5/17/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Milburn
Activist vows renewed push against rap
Hutchinson News, 5/17/2008 [Newsbank article]
State employee pay system to change
Junction City Daily Union, 5/18/2008
Jim Sullinger
Weapons law intended for limited accessibility
Kansas City Star, 5/19/2008

Jim Sullinger
Sebelius leaves JOCO stunned
Kansas City Star, 5/19/2008


Rhonda Holman
Judgment Sebelius used veto pen wisely
Wichita Eagle, 5/20/2008 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Sebelius signs health care, school bills
Manhattan Mercury, 5/20/2008


Julius A. Karash
Kansas to get $1.2 million from Merck
Kansas City Star, 5/21/2008 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
State to get $1.2M in Vioxx settlement
Hutchinson News, 5/21/2008 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
State to get $1.2M from multistate settlement over Vioxx
Chanute Tribune, 5/21/2008 [Newsbank article]


Willis Heck
Legislators delivered for our region
Wichita Eagle, 5/22/2008 [Newsbank article]


Sam Hartle
UG nears end of mostly successful legislative session
Kansas City Kansan, 5/22/2008
Associated Press
Sebelius signs off on most of final budget bill
Wichita Eagle, 5/23/2008 [Newsbank article]
Carl Manning
Sebelius signs final budget bill of session
Lawrence Journal World, 5/23/2008
Martin Hawver
At the rail
Metro News, 5/23/2008
Associated Press
Gov. Sebelius to attend funeral for Brown v. Board plaintiff
Wichita Eagle, 5/24/2008 [Newsbank article]
Ric Anderson
2008 an off year for lawmakers
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/25/2008
No easy fixes to check immigrants
Kansas City Star, 5/25/2008 [Newsbank article]
Mike Corn
Wealth transferring between generations in NW Kansas
Lawrence Journal World, 5/26/2008
Associated Press
State wealth transfer approaches
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/26/2008
Time to retire 'as big as you think'
Wichita Eagle, 5/27/2008 [Newsbank article]

James Carlson
Session comes to close today
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/29/2008
Tim Carpenter
Legislature looking for new attorney
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/30/2008
James Carlson
No wind break, but an end
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/30/2008