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2009 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 Labor, January through May, 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

January through May 2009

David Kerr
Commerce is on track [letters]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/2/2009

Loren Stanton
It's a match. . . hopefully
Johnson County Sun, 1/7/2009

Jerry Siebenmark
State association is for tech companies
Wichita Eagle, 1/8/2009 [Newsbank article]

Bill Blankenship
Jobless claims continue to deluge state call center
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/13/2009

Molly McMillin
Cessna to cut 2,000 jobs as sales plunge - other planemakers also plan reductions
Wichita Eagle, 1/13/2009 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green
A growing problem
Garden City Telegram, 1/17/2009

Tim Hrenchir
New business numbers declining
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/26/2009

U. S. should update aid for unemployed [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 1/27/2009

Mike Hendricks
At unemployment office, the staff's on overload
Kansas City Star, 1/28/2009

John Hanna
First-time jobless claims in Kan. spike again
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/28/2009

Dennis McKinney
Training pay keys in poverty fight
Hutchinson News, 1/29/2009 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Economic development agencies on chopping block
Lawrence Journal World, 2/2/2009

Dennis McKinney
Education, strategic investment key to recovery
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/3/2009

Tom Bell
Growth we don't need [editorial]
Salina Journal, 2/4/2009

Scott Rothschild
Arguments to increase minimum wage heard
Lawrence Journal World, 2/11/2009

Bill Wilson
Proposed wage hike worries restaurateurs
Wichita Eagle, 2/12/2009 [Newsbank article]

Rhonda Holman
Ted's law [editorial]
Wichita Eagle, 2/13/2009 [Newsbank article]

Kathleen Sebelius
Labor leaders offer support for Sebelius
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/13/2009

Scott Rothschild
State lawmaker predicts minimum wage bill will fail this session
Lawrence Journal World, 2/14/2009

Scott Rothschild
Panel endorses plan to increase state minimum wage
Lawrence Journal World, 2/19/2009

David Klepper
Senate OKs minimum-wage hike
Wichita Eagle, 2/20/2009 [Newsbank article]

Gayle Weber
Worker shortage concerns state commerce chief
Hays Daily News, 2/20/2009 [Newsbank article]

Courier Views
Do it on state minimum wage! [opinion]
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/20/2009

Carl Manning
Bill raising minimum wage to $7.25 gets Senate approval
Hutchinson News, 2/20/2009 [Newsbank article]

Kansas minimum wage [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 2/23/2009 [Newsbank article]

Patrick S. Kelley
How bad is it here? [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 2/24/2009 [Newsbank article]

Melissa Smith
Unemployment rate makes significant jump
Chanute Tribune, 2/26/2009 [Newsbank article]

Dan Voorhis
Unemployment flares
Wichita Eagle, 2/27/2009 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Senate bill would increase benefits
Lawrence Journal World, 3/1/2009

Tim Carpenter
Disability benefits debated
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/4/2009

Chuck Kurtz
Minimum wage increase not a big deal in JoCo
Johnson County Sun, 3/4/2009

Tim Carpenter
Workers' comp debated
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/5/2009

Scott Rothschild
Workers' compensation plan losing steam
Lawrence Journal World, 3/5/2009

Emerson Lynn, Jr
Quick solution to engineer shortage [editorial]
Iola Register, 3/5/2009

Scott Rothschild
Legislature wage proposal debated
Lawrence Journal World, 3/6/2009

Chris Green
Leaders debate impact of state minimum wage increase
Hutchinson News, 3/6/2009

Scott Rothschild
Bill's supporters stay upbeat despite opposition
Lawrence Journal World, 3/7/2009

Chris Green
Stimulus money could help state, unemployed
Hutchinson News, 3/8/2009 [Newsbank article]

Trade secrets trust abused [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/12/2009

Dan Voorhis
Wichita jobless rate hits 5.8%
Wichita Eagle, 3/12/2009

Diane Stafford
State-by-state report reveals extent of January job losses
Kansas City Star, 3/12/2009 [Newsbank article]

Our jobless rate could be worse [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 3/12/2009

Sarah Nightingale
Riley County commission unemployment numbers on the rise
Manhattan Mercury, 3/12/2009 [Newsbank article]

John Green
Jan. jobless rates surge
Hutchinson News, 3/12/2009 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Unemployment in January worst since 1983
Chanute Tribune, 3/12/2009 [Newsbank article]

From Staff and Wire Reports
State, local jobless rates rise
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/12/2009 [Newsbank article]

Dion Lefler
Wichita lawmaker introduces bill plan would tap stimulus money for unemployed
Wichita Eagle, 3/13/2009

Shajia Ahmad
Site promotes regional job opportunities
Garden City Telegram, 3/13/2009

Edie Ross
Figures reveal drop in Reno County wages
Hutchinson News, 3/14/2009 [Newsbank article]

John Milburn
Panel backs raising wage
Salina Journal, 3/19/2009

Tim Carpenter
Deal reached with Goodyear
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/21/2009 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green
Panel still mulling whether to expand jobless benefits
Hutchinson News, 3/22/2009 [Newsbank article]

State incentives keep Goodyear plant in Topeka
Junction City Daily Union, 3/22/2009

Our Opinion
Increase the minimum wage
Olathe Daily News, 3/25/2009

Scott Rothschild
House OKs state minimum wage bill
Lawrence Journal World, 3/26/2009

David Klepper
Kansas nears boost in pay
Kansas City Star, 3/26/2009

Jeannine Koranda
House passes minimum wage increase
Wichita Eagle, 3/26/2009

Terry Humphrey
Help workers, not just big business
Wichita Eagle, 3/27/2009

Dion Lefler
GOP senator explains minimum wage vote
Wichita Eagle, 3/28/2009

Stephanie Barnard
Event honors labor leader, promotes bill
Wichita Eagle, 3/30/2009 [Newsbank article]

Mary Clarkin
State treasurer stops in Hutch
Hutchinson News, 3/31/2009 [Newsbank article]

Mike Belt
State recruitment goes beyond Kansas borders
Lawrence Journal World, 4/3/2009

Carl Manning
Kansas minimum wage bill goes to governor
Lawrence Journal World, 4/4/2009

Kaley Lyon
Stites named deputy secretary
Hays Daily News, 4/6/2009 [Newsbank article]

Ric Anderson
Activists using Web tools
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/12/2009

Earnings gap wage disparity [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/15/2009

Other Voices
The Ottawa Herald [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/15/2009

James Carlson
High-tech jobs growing
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/18/2009

Phil Anderson
'For future endeavors'
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/22/2009 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Kansas' minimum wage to increase Jan. 1
Lawrence Journal World, 4/24/2009

Associated Press
State's bottom wage will rise
Hutchinson News, 4/24/2009 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Changes to unemployment law could net state $69M
Lawrence Journal World, 4/28/2009

Jeannine Koranda and Molly McMillin
Plan may help workers work, train
Wichita Eagle, 4/30/2009 [Newsbank article]

Special to The Daily Union
Unemployed can change personal info online
Junction City Daily Union, 5/3/2009

Susan Nickerson
Short weeks
Hays Daily News, 5/6/2009 [Newsbank article]

Jeannine Koranda
Part-timers could collect one year of unemployment
Wichita Eagle, 5/8/2009 [Newsbank article]

Diane Stafford
'Glimmers of hope' seen in April's jobless data
Kansas City Star, 5/9/2009

Bill brings federal funds for unemployment
Junction City Daily Union, 5/9/2009

Carl Manning
Unemployment benefits bill to help Kansans
Winfield Daily Courier, 5/9/2009

Bright spots [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 5/11/2009

Jason Noble and Diane Stafford
Bill for jobless benefits advances
Kansas City Star, 5/13/2009

Kathy Toelkes
State labor contact center changes hours
Junction City Daily Union, 5/13/2009

Diane Stafford
Mass layoffs up
Kansas City Star, 5/14/2009

Steve Kraske and David Klepper
Missouri stimulus money in trouble
Kansas City Star, 5/20/2009 [Newsbank article]

Roxana Hegeman
Jobless bill signed
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/20/2009

Jobless rate falls slightly
Lawrence Journal World, 5/23/2009



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