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June through December 2009
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, 2009.

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 2009

John Schlageck
Governing Kansas
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 5/31/2009

John Hanna
State budget noose tighter
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/1/2009

John Hanna
Kansas budget turns out to be unfinished
Manhattan Mercury, 6/1/2009

Steve Rose
We'll learn from California
Johnson County Sun, 6/3/2009

Associated Press
Legislative session ends--no law rewrites
Wichita Eagle, 6/5/2009 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
State to ponder statehouse work audit
Wichita Eagle, 6/5/2009 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Legislator fed up with Capitol renovation costs
Lawrence Journal World, 6/5/2009

Scott Rothschild
Official: KTEC leader to get $318K
Lawrence Journal World, 6/6/2009

Carl Manning
Kansas sees specter of more budget cuts
Hutchinson News, 6/6/2009 [Newsbank article]

Scott Lowder
State lawmakers discuss recent session
Leavenworth Times, 6/6/2009

Stephanie Farley
Officials meet with ag secretary
Garden City Telegram, 6/6/2009

Prudent move [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 6/7/2009

Kevin Flaherty
Legislators talk 2009, 2010 sessions
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 6/7/2009 [Newsbank article]

Closed KTEC [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 6/9/2009

Martin Hawver
Gov. will take heat, legislators can point fingers
Junction City Daily Union, 6/9/2009

Garden City Telegram
Open meeting law doesn't require closed sessions for certain topics [editorial]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 6/9/2009

Jonathan Williams
Good and bad in Kansas budget
Garden City Telegram, 6/9/2009

Rick Babson
Mirror on Olathe treasurer has money but no announcement
Olathe Daily News, 6/10/2009

Scott Rothschild
Health policy agency getting a checkup
Lawrence Journal World, 6/13/2009

Tim Carpenter
Tunnel work to close streets
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/13/2009

Tim Carpenter
Medical board tries for cure-all
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/14/2009

Special to The Daily Union
KTEC board names interim CEO, chairman
Junction City Daily Union, 6/13-15/2009

Carl Manning
Small cuts create shortages
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/15/2009

Carl Manning
Smaller budget cuts may be ones people see
Wichita Eagle, 6/15/2009 [Newsbank article]

Carl Manning
Some cuts are small, but effect to be felt
Hutchinson News, 6/15/2009 [Newsbank article]

Lawrence Journal World
Review of capitol spending appropriate
Manhattan Mercury, 6/15/2009

Martin Hawver
Legislature ends 'hostage' loophole
Junction City Daily Union, 6/16/2009

Kevin Flaherty
Kansas bioscience authority visits Pittsburg
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 6/17/2009 [Newsbank article]

Report: State unprepared to protect kids in disasters
Junction City Daily Union, 6/20/2009

KHPA board appoints Allison
Garden City Telegram, 6/20/2009

Dave Trabert
Open records law needs an overhaul
Hays Daily News, 6/21/2009 [Newsbank article]

Ric Anderson
Records law 'woefully inadequate'
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/23/2009

Use it or . . .give it back?
Hays Daily News, 6/23/2009 [Newsbank article]

Mary Clarkin
Group pushing for Larned hospital's survival
Hutchinson News, 6/23/2009 [Newsbank article]

Dave Trabert
Law needs an overhaul
Hutchinson News, 6/23/2009 [Newsbank article]

Darcy Gray
Searching for answers-Cause of fire at Larned State Hosptial a mystery
Hutchinson News, 6/24/2009

John Milburn
'Crisis City' gets test run Tuesday
Dodge City Daily Globe, 6/24/2009

Dave Trabert
Records law needs overhaul
Garden City Telegram, 6/24/2009

Steve Six
Open government education important to Kansans
Junction City Daily Union, 6/24/2009

Jason Noble and David Klepper
Spending slashed by $430 million
Kansas City Star, 6/26/2009

Chad Lawhorn
State leaders take refresher course on open meetings law
Lawrence Journal World, 6/26/2009

Scott Rothschild
KTEC future uncertain
Lawrence Journal World, 6/27/2009

Budget shackles [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 6/27/2009 [Newsbank article]

Brent D. Wistrom
Officials fuzzy on open-records law
Wichita Eagle, 6/29/2009 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Readers weigh in on state efficiency
Lawrence Journal World, 6/29/2009

State service [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 6/29/2009

Budget decisions options limited [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/30/2009

Ric Anderson
Open government training needed
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/30/2009

Scott Rothschild
Governor says to expect more budget cuts
Lawrence Journal World, 6/30/2009

David Klepper
Fiscal year starts off with new laws for Kansas
Kansas City Star, 7/1/2009

Carl Manning
State's budget shortfall $126M
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/1/2009

Carl Manning
State sees $126 million less
Wichita Eagle, 7/1/2009 [Newsbank article]

Bob Sigman
Legislature creates crisis
Johnson County Sun, 7/1/2009

Carl Manning
Kansas revenue numbers keep dipping lower
Dodge City Daily Globe, 7/1/2009

Tim Carpenter
State's OT pay detailed
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/2/2009

Tim Carpenter
State orders cuts of 2%
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/3/2009

Scott Rothschild
Audit: State could save money on overtime
Lawrence Journal World, 7/3/2009

John Hanna
Gov likely to borrow for budget
Hutchinson News, 7/4/2009 [Newsbank article]

Wasted stimulus [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 7/4/2009 [Newsbank article]

Sharon Springs
KDOT responds to harassment claims
Salina Journal, 7/4/2009

Tim Carpenter
State agencies feel crunch
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/5/2009

David A. Lieb
Missed revenue forecasts pose more woes for states
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/6/2009 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Push comes to shove on reaction to budget cuts
Lawrence Journal World, 7/6/2009

Tim Carpenter
State borrows to plug gap
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/7/2009 [Newsbank article]

Emerson Lynn, Jr
State's cash flow may be a sign of a new economy [editorial]
Iola Register, 7/8/2009

Political cartoon
Olathe Daily News, 7/8/2009

Jim Sullinger
Phase-in of new license plate stalls
Kansas City Star, 7/9/2009

The Capital-Journal
KDHE web site announced
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/10/2009

Jim Sullinger
Low state revenue delays issue of car tags
Wichita Eagle, 7/10/2009 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
State computers vulnerable
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/11/2009

Associated Press
Audit shows state's cyber vulnerabilities
Wichita Eagle, 7/11/2009 [Newsbank article]

Glenda Overstreet
Better to know the law
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/12/2009

Jan Biles
Obama calls on state's leaders
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/13/2009 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Audit examines travel expenses
Lawrence Journal World, 7/13/2009

Exiting officials [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 7/13/2009

Cyber controls security lax [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/15/2009

Emily Wagster Pettus
States take nickel-and-dime approach
Salina Journal, 7/15/2009

Tim Carpenter
Motor fleet state a big car renter
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/18/2009

Tim Carpenter
Findley speaks out
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/20/2009

Tim Carpenter
Apology, money requested
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/22/2009 [Newsbank article]

The Capital-Journal
Meeting slated to discuss Kansas' 150th birthday
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/15/2009

Scott Rothschild
Capitol restoration costs overruns under control, officials say
Lawrence Journal World, 9/4/2009

Jeannine Koranda
$40 million federal grant aids state health authority
Wichita Eagle, 9/4/2009 [Newsbank article]

Roy Graber
Layoffs to be coming at veterans home
Winfield Daily Courier, 9/5/2009

John Milburn
State posts spending, salary info online
Wichita Eagle, 9/11/2009 [Newsbank article]

John Milburn
State adds employees' salaries to web site
Dodge City Daily Globe, 9/11/2009

Associated Press
Gov. Pension woes may force changes
Lawrence Journal World, 9/11/2009

Taxing view [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 9/15/2009 [Newsbank article]

Jerry Wofford
Budget concerns are aired
Manhattan Mercury, 9/16/2009 [Newsbank article]

George Diepenbrock
Treasurer highlights public investments
Lawrence Journal World, 9/17/2009

Mary Clarkin
Parkinson says no more cuts, still won't run
Hays Daily News, 9/18/2009

Mary Clarkin
Gov shares revenue hopes, potential tax plans with Hutch
Hutchinson News, 9/18/2009 [Newsbank article]

Hutchinson News
Open records [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 9/21/2009

Iola Register
Huge mistakes [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 9/21/2009

John Hanna
Kansas agencies back off records request for SEIU
Leavenworth Times, 9/22/2009

Martin Hawver
Is it really everybody's business?
Hays Daily News, 9/22/2009 [Newsbank article]

Martin Hawver
When does transparency go too far?
Junction City Daily Union, 9/22/2009

David Klepper
New findings call KPERS 'bankrupt'
Kansas City Star, 9/24/2009

John Hanna
KPERS future in doubt
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/24/2009

Mary Clarkin
Envelopes pushed to the wayside
Hutchinson News, 9/24/2009 [Newsbank article]

Mike Hall
SRS likely will see layoffs from consolidation of offices
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/25/2009

John Hanna
Extra funding faces review
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/25/2009

John Hanna
AG to review medicaid decision for nonprofit
Hutchinson News, 9/25/2009 [Newsbank article]

Holly Smith
Report: KPERS facing bankruptcy if changes are not made
Winfield Daily Courier, 9/25/2009

Courier Views
KPERS needs to be restructured
Winfield Daily Courier, 9/25/2009

John Hanna
State pension change opposed
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/26/2009

John Hanna
State budget woes to outlast economic downturn
Dodge City Daily Globe, 9/28/2009

Kathy Hanks
Larned hospital closure delayed
Hutchinson News, 9/28/2009 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
KPERS report sparks war of words
Lawrence Journal World, 9/28/2009

Employee benefits funding KPERS [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/29/2009

Martin Hawver
'Bankrupt' report causes 'stir', unneeded fear
Junction City Daily Union, 9/29/2009

Associated Press
Panel reviewing fate of state hospitals
Lawrence Journal World, 9/29/2009

John Milburn
State revenue falls short
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/1/2009

Scott Rothschild
Futures of state hospitals debated
Lawrence Journal World, 10/3/2009

Dave Helling, David Klepper and Lynn Horsley
Downturn saps public pensions
Kansas City Star, 10/4/2009

Justin Q. Olmstead
KPERS editorial was not quite accurate
Winfield Daily Courier, 10/9/2009

Ric Anderson
Proposal cruising back
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/10/2009

Scott Rothschild
KTEC should remain stand-alone agency, panel says
Lawrence Journal World, 10/11/2009

David Cho
Steep losses pose crisis for public pensions
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/12/2009 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Budget talks again in spotlight
Lawrence Journal World, 10/12/2009

David Klepper
For Kansas lawmakers, budget outlook is grim
Kansas City Star, 10/13/2009

Jeannine Koranda
Millions more may be cut out of budget
Wichita Eagle, 10/13/2009

Scott Rothschild
'News is not good' for state budget
Lawrence Journal World, 10/13/2009

Scott Rothschild
Econ expert defends use of 'bankrupt' for KPERS
Lawrence Journal World, 10/14/2009

Adrielle Harvey
Search to begin for ed commissioner
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/14/2009

Board of healing arts medical test [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/14/2009

John Hanna
Kansas pension change sought
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/14/2009

Amy Bickel
State has shorted fair about $1.43M
Hutchinson News, 10/14/2009 [Newsbank article]

Clearer air [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 10/15/2009

Bob Sigman
Fiscal chaos looms
Johnson County Sun, 10/21/2009

Changes in store for vehicle tags
Iola Register, 10/21/2009

Brandy Cruz
Geary County inspector: Fire's origin still undetermined
Junction City Daily Union, 10/21/2009

Poor planning contributed to state's budget woes [editorial]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 10/22/2009

John Hanna
Medical board director resigns
Hutchinson News, 10/23/2009

Tim Carpenter
Healing arts chief steps down
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/23/2009

Second chance [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 10/26/2009

John Hanna
State debates stimulus impact
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/26/2009

Scott Rothschild
State proposes closing neurological institute
Lawrence Journal World, 10/27/2009

Martin Hawver
Circled budget dates may determine re-election 'dinner'
Junction City Daily Union, 10/27/2009

Tim Carpenter
Committee suggests closing KNI
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/27/2009

Emerson Lynn, Jr
Did $505 million help Kansas cope? [opinion]
Iola Register, 10/28/2009

David Klepper and Steve Kraske
Search is on for director
Kansas City Star, 10/28/2009 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
State medical board won't say why top staff member left
Lawrence Journal World, 10/29/2009

The Star's Editorial
Kansas' open meetings law must always be heeded
Kansas City Star, 10/29/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Medical board situation puzzling
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/29/2009

Tim Carpenter
More state cuts look likely
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/29/2009

John Hanna
Governor readies for further budget cuts
Hays Daily News, 10/30/2009

Chris Blank and John Hanna
Commerce secretary headed to Missouri
Lawrence Journal World, 10/30/2009

Steve Kraske and David Klepper
Official's move prompts outcry
Kansas City Star, 10/30/2009

Tim Carpenter
GOP questions Kerr's move
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/30/2009

Scott Rothschild
New commerce leader tapped; governor defends Kerr's actions
Lawrence Journal World, 10/31/2009

Tim Carpenter
Parkinson appoints commerce secretary
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/31/2009

Kansas neurological institute KNI's future [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/1/2009

Ric Anderson
Psst! Hey, kid, do you want to be governor?
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/3/2009

State subsistence [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 11/5/2009

Scott Rothschild
Budget estimate declines by 4.2%
Lawrence Journal World, 11/6/2009

Tim Carpenter
State budget pressure mounts
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/6/2009

Eric Swanson
Lawmakers brace for huge revenue loss
Dodge City Daily Globe, 11/7/2009

Jan Biles
KPERS payout nears $1 billion
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/8/2009

KPERS retirees with pensions
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/8/2009

Tim Carpenter
Budget battles
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/8/2009

Tough times will get tougher
Manhattan Mercury, 11/9/2009 [Newsbank article]

Budget deficit cuts coming [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/9/2009

Martin Hawver
Parkinson stays cool despite budget heat
Junction City Daily Union, 11/10/2009

Tim Carpenter
Doubt cast on closing of KNI
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/13/2009

John Hanna
State furloughs on table
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/13/2009

Luke Thompson
Unpaid leaves looming
Manhattan Mercury, 11/13-14/2009

Martin Hawver
Governor's budget decisions will likely be dramatic
Junction City Daily Union, 11/17/2009

Scott Rothschild
State budget cuts to 'hit bone'
Lawrence Journal World, 11/18/2009

Tim Carpenter
No tax increase in fix for budget
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/18/2009

Chuck Kurtz
Vratil: Get ready for cuts
Johnson County Sun, 11/18/2009

Budget deficit lost revenue [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/21/2009

Eric Brown
Court furloughs could clog system
Junction City Daily Union, 11/21-23/2009

Budget conundrum [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 11/22/2009 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Analyst: Tax cuts rob many to pay few
Lawrence Journal World, 11/23/2009

David Klepper
Budget ax will slash deeper
Kansas City Star, 11/24/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Governor targets schools, roads
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/24/2009

David Klepper
Some say new law will fail the test
Kansas City Star, 11/29/2009

Martin Hawver
Legislature will pick time of budget fight
Junction City Daily Union, 12/1/2009

Mike Hoeflich
People also a state asset
Lawrence Journal World, 12/2/2009

Political cartoon
Chanute Tribune, 12/2/2009

The Star's Editorial
No sweet solutions for states' budget crisis [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 12/6/2009 [Newsbank article]

Patrick Lowry
Hotel inspections [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 12/6/2009 [Newsbank article]

Karrey Britt
State to take over local food service inspections
Lawrence Journal World, 12/9/2009

Inspection impact [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 12/9/2009

Money well spent? [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 12/10/2009

Brandy Nance
Newman stands to lose $600,000
Emporia Gazette, 12/10/2009

John Green
State to take over inspecting eateries
Hutchinson News, 12/10/2009 [Newsbank article]

John Green
State taking over Geary County inspections
Junction City Daily Union, 12/11/2009

Andy Hyland
'Bleeding from a thousand cuts'
Lawrence Journal World, 12/14/2009

David Klepper
Kansas expects continued woes with its budget
Kansas City Star, 12/14/2009 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Higher taxes seen as possible
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/14/2009

Barbara Hollingsworth
Budget problems detailed
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/16/2009



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