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State Government

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 State Government, January through May, 2009.

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The Clippings List is generally arranged chronologically through the year.

Each article cited contains the following information:

Author of article (if any is present)
Title of Article
Newspaper title and date of issue


ARTICLES ON STATE GOVERNMENT
January through May, 2009

Jeannine Koranda
Sebelius says budget led to her decision to stay in Kansas
Hays Daily News, 1/1/2009


Appointments made to Statehouse committees
Chanute Tribune, 1/2/2009 [Newsbank article]


Kevin Flaherty
Legislators in wait-and-see mode
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 1/3/2009 [Newsbank article]


Worth saving [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 1/3/2009 [Newsbank article]


Ed Trimmer
Budget will be major issue in 2009
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/3/2009


Associated Press
State governor contenders can't transfer funds
Lawrence Journal World, 1/3/2009


David Klepper and Jason Noble
States set to dig for dollars
Kansas City Star, 1/4/2009


Scott Rothschild
Lawmakers face budget balancing act in 2009
Lawrence Journal World, 1/4/2009


Our Views
On immigration battles: [editorial]
Junction City Daily Union, 1/4/2009


Dan Voorhis
Business and the 2009 legislature tense business
Wichita Eagle, 1/4/2009 [Newsbank article]


Mike Hendricks
Trashy side of Kansas politics
Kansas City Star, 1/5/2009 [Newsbank article]


Legislators get an early start
Manhattan Mercury, 1/5/2009 [Newsbank article]


Eric Swanson
On the horizon
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/5/2009


Martin Hawver
Legislature faces making fixes or finding solutions
Junction City Daily Union, 1/5/2009


Illegal immigration bigger fish [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/7/2009


Scott Rothschild
Sebelius expects federal assistance with budget
Lawrence Journal World, 1/7/2009


Chad Lawhorn
Lawmakers face likelihood of cutting education funding
Lawrence Journal World, 1/7/2009


Bob Sigman
Bridging the gap in Kansas
Johnson County Sun, 1/7/2009


Gwyn Mellinger
Legislature will need to get its act in gear this year
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/8/2009


AHH Kansas! No sale here [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/8/2009


Mark Fagan
Legislators hear pleas to avoid cuts
Lawrence Journal World, 1/8/2009


Dion Lefler
Legislators faced with growing shortfall
Wichita Eagle, 1/9/2009 [Newsbank article]


George Diepenbrook
Legislators prepare constituents for fallout from budget trims
Lawrence Journal World, 1/9/2009


Another View
Legislators should reject piecemeal immigration fixes [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 1/9/2009


Chris Green
Amid crisis, budget policy is questioned
Hutchinson News, 1/10/2009 [Newsbank article]


James Jordan
Kelley hopes to tackle budget woes in third term
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/10/2009


Harold Campbell
Budget top priority for 2009 legislative session
Chanute Tribune, 1/10-11/2009 [Newsbank article]


Duane Schrag
Budget puts bite on new session
Salina Journal, 1/11/2009


Bill Felber
Difficult, old issues are at forefront
Manhattan Mercury, 1/11/2009 [Newsbank article]


Jeannine Koranda
2009 legislative preview-legislators warn of cuts across the budget
Wichita Eagle, 1/11/2009 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
State budget in bad shape
Lawrence Journal World, 1/11/2009


Mary Clarkin
Tough year for Capitol freshmen
Hutchinson News, 1/11/2009


Tim Carpenter
Gloomy session on horizon
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2009


Tim Carpenter
State budget heads agenda
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2009


State jobs public trust [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2009


Tim Carpenter
Nine issues for '09
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2009


Tough session looms in Kansas [star editorial]
Kansas City Star, 1/11/2009 [Newsbank article]


Patrick Lowry
Return to Topeka
Hays Daily News, 1/11/2009 [Newsbank article]


Mike Corn
Cash will dominate 2009 session
Hays Daily News, 1/11/2009


Patrick S. Kelley
The Kansas financial crisis [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 1/12/2009


Tim Carpenter
GOP donations pointed
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/12/2009


The Gazette Staff
Legislators want solid numbers
Emporia Gazette, 1/13/2009


Tim Carpenter
Message of unity
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/13/2009


James Carlson
Lack of specifics attacked
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/13/2009 [Newsbank article]


James Jordan
Budget first in minds of legislators
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/13/2009


Associated Press
The State of the State address
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/13/2009


Kevin Flaherty
Local legislators react to speech
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 1/13/2009


Not much direction yet [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 1/13/2009


Bill Felber
Gov. proposes budget changes
Manhattan Mercury, 1/13/2009


Ric Anderson
To be an expert legislator, be expert at something
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/13/2009


David Klepper
Sebelius: 'Difficult decisions' lie ahead
Kansas City Star, 1/13/2009


Scott Rothschild
Governor promises 'a better day' ahead
Lawrence Journal World, 1/13/2009


Susan Lynn
Sebelius says state can reboot with renewables [editorial]
Iola Register, 1/13/2009


State of the state draws broad outlines, GOP scorn
Wichita Eagle, 1/13/2009 [Newsbank article]


Jeannine Koranda
State of State focus kept on broad themes
Wichita Eagle, 1/13/2009 [Newsbank article]


Jeannine Koranda
Faust-Goudeau takes historic step
Wichita Eagle, 1/13/2009 [Newsbank article]


Kan. Gov's budget recommendations:
Hutchinson News, 1/14/2009


Dion Lefler and Jeannnine Koranda
Governor's budget tries to make up $1 billion - Wichita takes a hit
Wichita Eagle, 1/14/2009 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Sebelius' budget unveiled
Lawrence Journal World, 1/14/2009


David Klepper
Sebelius proposes deep cuts
Kansas City Star, 1/14/2009 [Newsbank article]


Sebelius offers good starting point on budget [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 1/14/2009


Tim Carpenter
Sebelius plan targets schools, prisons, cities
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/14/2009


Susan Lynn
A recession we can weather [editorial]
Iola Register, 1/14/2009


Bob Johnson
Buckle down and help out [editorial]
Iola Register, 1/14/2009


Governor's proposed budget for five key areas
Wichita Eagle, 1/14/2009 [Newsbank article]


Mike Hoeflich
Some state budget advice
Lawrence Journal World, 1/14/2009


Governor's budget proposals
Salina Journal, 1/14/2009


Amy J. Blankenbiller
Positive business environment must remain priority
Junction City Daily Union, 1/15/2009


Jeannine Koranda
Lawmakers criticize Sebelius' budget plans
Wichita Eagle, 1/15/2009 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
GOP vows to fight gov's budget proposals
Hutchinson News, 1/15/2009 [Newsbank article]


Passing the buck [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/15/2009


United effort [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/16/2009


Tim Carpenter
Group opposes higher taxes
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/16/2009 [Newsbank article]


Jack Wempe
The legislative learning curve
Hutchinson News, 1/17/2009 [Newsbank article]


State needs a better budget deficit plan [editorial]
Olathe Daily News, 1/17/2009


Tim Carpenter
Fuel tax drives agenda
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/17/2009


David Klepper
Tackling the cash crunch
Kansas City Star, 1/18/2009


Kevin Flaherty
Local legislators discuss budget
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 1/18/2009 [Newsbank article]


Budget scalpel [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 1/18/2009 [Newsbank article]


Tom A. Throne
State fund in difficult situation
Junction City Daily Union, 1/19/2009


Budget tactics [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/19/2009


Bob Johnson
Senator: Budget woes worsening
Iola Register, 1/19/2009


Melissa Smith
Capital renovation continues
Chanute Tribune, 1/20/2009 [Newsbank article]


Russ Morgan
Budget keeping lawmakers busy
Emporia Gazette, 1/21/2009


Bob Sigman
State in financial crisis
Johnson County Sun, 1/21/2009


Chuck Kurtz
State budget woes will be felt here
Johnson County Sun, 1/21/2009


Derek Schmidt
Across-the-board budget cuts better
Iola Register, 1/22/2009


Tim Carpenter
Agencies state their place
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/22/2009 [Newsbank article]


Michael R. O'Neal
Budget deserves criticism
Hutchinson News, 1/22/2009


Ann Marie Bush
Chamber of Commerce taps new chairman
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/23/2009


The Capital-Journal
Governor forming cost - cutting panel
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/23/2009


Kansas budget find a solution [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/23/2009


Tim Carpenter
Dems put forth economic agenda
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/23/2009


David Klepper
Kansas legislators weigh bigger cuts
Kansas City Star, 1/23/2009


John Hanna
Sebelius forms group to study state facilities
Chanute Tribune, 1/23/2009 [Newsbank article]


The Wichita Eagle
Budget cuts will cause state pains [editorial]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/23/2009


Jeannine Koranda
Budget cuts could reach $300 million
Wichita Eagle, 1/23/2009 [Newsbank article]


Eagle Staff and News Service
State could halt phase - out of corporate tax
Wichita Eagle, 1/23/2009 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Difficult choices are slowing completion of state budget
Lawrence Journal World, 1/23/2009


Tim Carpenter
Budget outlines take shape
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/24/2009


Scott Rothschild
Sebelius sets up task force to allocate any stimulus funds
Lawrence Journal World, 1/24/2009


Scott Rothschild
Lawmakers wrangle over across-the-board cuts
Lawrence Journal World, 1/24/2009


Patrick S. Kelley
Bad times or bogeymen? [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 1/24-25/2009


Chris Green
Budget concerns may limit legislation
Hutchinson News, 1/25/2009 [Newsbank article]


There are no good choices [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 1/25/2009 [Newsbank article]


Don Hineman
No easy answers to budget questions
Hays Daily News, 1/25/2009 [Newsbank article]


Dan Johnson
Immigration a top concern
Hays Daily News, 1/25/2009 [Newsbank article]


Nicole Kelley
Tonganoxie legislators discuss 'ugly' budget state
Lawrence Journal World, 1/25/2009


Service scrutiny [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/25/2009


Eric Swanson
Budget concerns dominate politicians' Dodge visit
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/26/2009


John Hanna
Woes could force factions closer
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/26/2009


Russ Morgan
Lawmakers: '09 budget main issue
Emporia Gazette, 1/26/2009


Bobbi Mlynar
Legislators get questions, suggestions
Emporia Gazette, 1/26/2009


Chris Green
In light of budget, bills may be fewer
Garden City Telegram, 1/26/2009


David Klepper
$25 million at stake
Kansas City Star, 1/27/2009


Scott Rothschild
Republicans push through across-board budget cuts
Lawrence Journal World, 1/27/2009


Emerson Lynn, Jr
Otto's plan silly; but who dares to cut the real fat? [editorial]
Iola Register, 1/27/2009


Gary Brunk
Maintain tax break, tuition aid
Hutchinson News, 1/27/2009 [Newsbank article]


Mike Hoeflich
Budget choices necessary
Lawrence Journal World, 1/28/2009


Tim Carpenter
Sebelius promises a veto
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/28/2009


Legislative hotline open for business
Coffey Co. Republican, 1/28/2009


John Hanna
Sebelius pledges to veto GOP budget
Junction City Daily Union, 1/28/2009


Bob Johnson
Otto seeks more budget cuts
Iola Register, 1/28/2009


Chris Green
Budget plan's fate iffy as debate, veto loom
Hutchinson News, 1/28/2009 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Senate OKs cuts of $335M
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/29/2009


Kansas budget bleak future [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/29/2009


David Klepper
Senate backs compromise on budget
Kansas City Star, 1/29/2009 [Newsbank article]


Budget battle [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/29/2009


Scott Rothschild
Senate compromises on cuts
Lawrence Journal World, 1/29/2009


David Klepper
Kansas Senate passes budget bill
Kansas City Star, 1/30/2009 [Newsbank article]


David Klepper
Kansas revenues drop nearly $21 million
Kansas City Star, 1/31/2009


Tim Carpenter
Honest! Parties can come together
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/31/2009 [Newsbank article]


Chris Green
Leaders face big budget pressure
Hutchinson News, 1/31/2009 [Newsbank article]


Kathleen Sebelius
Sharing the burden, working together
Chanute Tribune, 1/31/2-1/2009 [Newsbank article]


Patrick S. Kelley
Apportioning the pain [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 1/31/2-1/2009


Chris Green
Statehouse renovation leads to new Kansas Day tradition
Hutchinson News, 2/1/2009 [Newsbank article]


Round and round they go [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 2/1/2009 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
KPERS problems compound
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/1/2009


Kaley Lyon
Deficit talk of town
Hays Daily News, 2/1/2009 [Newsbank article]


Russ Morgan
Legislature: County's tax first in line
Emporia Gazette, 2/2/2009


Tom Arnhold
Use budget-cutting knife with precision
Hutchinson News, 2/2/2009 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Greener is better under stimulus plan
Lawrence Journal World, 2/3/2009


Pass it on [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/3/2009


Dave Seaton
Hopes growing for federal funds to help Kansas, Winfield
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/3/2009


Scott Rothschild
House gears up for key budget vote
Lawrence Journal World, 2/4/2009


David Klepper
Lawmakers try to protect school district from cuts
Wichita Eagle, 2/4/2009 [Newsbank article]


Chuck Kurtz
State legislators tackle budget
Johnson County Sun, 2/4/2009


John Hanna
Kan. Senate passes bill on ed board races
Hutchinson News, 2/4/2009 [Newsbank article]


Chris Green
Budget problems put tax credit program in jeopardy
Hutchinson News, 2/4/2009 [Newsbank article]


Chris Steineger
Let's consolidate state, local government
Manhattan Mercury, 2/4/2009 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
House passes budget cutback
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/5/2009


State needs to focus on what's right here
Wichita Eagle, 2/5/2009 [Newsbank article]


James Jordan
House budget plan will be better for schools, Trimmer and Kelley say
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/5/2009


John Milburn
House advances deficit elimination plan
Junction City Daily Union, 2/5/2009


Associated Press
Kan. House advances resolution on Guantanamo
Emporia Gazette, 2/5/2009


Scott Rothschild
House moves forward on cuts
Lawrence Journal World, 2/5/2009


John Milburn
House passes budget reduction bill
Junction City Daily Union, 2/6/2009


Associated Press
No ruling on coal plants, yet
Junction City Daily Union, 2/6/2009


State budget ask taxpayers [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/6/2009


Tim Carpenter
Budget compromise sought
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/6/2009


Associated Press
Judiciary wants to raise docket fees
Emporia Gazette, 2/6/2009


Stephanie Farley
A prelude to budget-tightening
Garden City Telegram, 2/7/2009


Associated Press
Lawmakers working on compromise budget bill
Garden City Telegram, 2/7/2009


Dave Trabert
Proposition K is fair, equal, transparent
Wichita Eagle, 2/8/2009 [Newsbank article]


Glenn W. Fisher
Tax plan would shift burden, be arbitrary
Wichita Eagle, 2/8/2009 [Newsbank article]


Chris Green
Bill earns livestock group's support
Hutchinson News, 2/8/2009 [Newsbank article]


Janis Lee
Senate busy in session's early days
Hays Daily News, 2/8/2009 [Newsbank article]


Dan Johnson
Budget debate will last until the end of session
Hays Daily News, 2/8/2009 [Newsbank article]


Patrick S. Kelley
What's in it for Kansas? [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 2/9/2009


Scott Rothschild
Stimulus funds to test fiscal agility
Lawrence Journal World, 2/9/2009


James Carlson
Agencies estimate funding
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/9/2009


Derrick Sontag
State has problem with spending, not revenue
Wichita Eagle, 2/10/2009


Chris Steineger
Now is time to update state, local governments
Junction City Daily Union, 2/10/2009


Stephanie Farley
Planning for 2010 budget begins
Garden City Telegram, 2/10/2009


Paul Belden
Budget crisis will require creativity, say lawmakers
Leavenworth Times, 2/10/2009


Scott Rothschild
Agencies told to brace for 19% cuts
Lawrence Journal World, 2/11/2009


Steve Rose
We've cut our way into the crisis
Johnson County Sun, 2/11/2009


Chris Green
Gov, O'Neal at odds on veto power
Hutchinson News, 2/11/2009 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Leaders cut deal on budget
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/12/2009


Scott Rothschild
Agencies prioritize spending
Lawrence Journal World, 2/12/2009


John Hanna
Legislature OKs deficit plan
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/13/2009


Jeannine Koranda
$325.6 million reduction deal is reached on state budget
Wichita Eagle, 2/13/2009 [Newsbank article]


David Goldstein
Stimulus has jobs, tax cuts for Kansas
Wichita Eagle, 2/13/2009 [Newsbank article]


State finances ideas welcome [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/14/2009


James Carlson
Local officials criticize delays
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/15/2009


A workable Kansas spending bill [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 2/15/2009 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Kansas Republicans reach deal on budget deficit
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/12/2009


Chris Green
State officials asked to ID spending priorities
Hutchinson News, 2/12/2009 [Newsbank article]


Dave Seaton
Schmidt hopeful next budget won't cut too deeply
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/13/2009


David Allen Seaton
Abrams bucks party, votes no on budget bill
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/13/2009


Scott Rothschild
State lawmakers seem skeptical about stimulus
Lawrence Journal World, 2/14/2009


Rhonda Holman
Hard part now state must balance 2010 budget
Wichita Eagle, 2/15/2009 [Newsbank article]


Bill Wilson
Budget main topic of legislative forum
Wichita Eagle, 2/15/2009 [Newsbank article]


Chris Green
License plate proposal places a favorite car trip game in jeopardy
Hutchinson News, 2/15/2009 [Newsbank article]


Special to The Daily Union
Kansas ranks 13th in venture capital investments
Junction City Daily Union, 2/15/2009


Eber Phelps
Calm, collected reaction to calamity
Hays Daily News, 2/15/2009 [Newsbank article]


Bobbi Mlynar
Budgets a big topic for legislators at 'eggs & issues'
Emporia Gazette, 2/16/2009 [Newsbank article]


Courier Views
Slow down budget-making
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/16/2009


John Hanna
KS can't pay bills
Hays Daily News, 2/17/2009


Russ Morgan
Politics holds pay hostage
Emporia Gazette, 2/17/2009 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
State workers' pay is in peril
Lawrence Journal World, 2/17/2009


Tim Carpenter
Payroll in question as parties squabble
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/17/2009 [Newsbank article]


David Klepper
Tax refunds, state paychecks in limbo over budget dispute
Kansas City Star, 2/17/2009 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Sebelius signs budget bill; pay crisis averted
Lawrence Journal World, 2/18/2009


David Klepper
Kansas budget standoff settled
Kansas City Star, 2/18/2009


Now you know [political cartoon]
Wichita Eagle, 2/18/2009


Smoking is a statewide issue
Wichita Eagle, 2/18/2009


Rhonda Holman
Get along [editorial]
Wichita Eagle, 2/18/2009


The Dodge City Daily Globe
Budget crunch should bring lawmakers together [editorial]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/18/2009


State budget cash flowing [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/18/2009 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Budget cut signed; state pay likely safe
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/18/2009


Emerson Lynn, Jr
Drama in Topeka restores a little reason to Capitol [editorial]
Iola Register, 2/18/2009


Special to The Times
Web site explains recovery bill
Leavenworth Times, 2/18/2009


James Jordan
Trimmer, Kelley say delay was all political
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/18/2009


Jeannine Koranda
Internal loan covers payroll and tax refunds
Wichita Eagle, 2/19/2009 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Relax, state employees
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/19/2009 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Legislators crank out bills
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/20/2009


Scott Rothschild
Stimulus improves outlook
Lawrence Journal World, 2/20/2009


David Klepper
A lengthy journey, a twisted pathway
Kansas City Star, 2/22/2009 [Newsbank article]


Jeannine Koranda
How dire is state's budget situation?
Wichita Eagle, 2/22/2009 [Newsbank article]


Brad Cooper
Beyond the stimulus promise
Kansas City Star, 2/23/2009 [Newsbank article]


Amy Blankenbiller
Don't blame business for state's woes [letters]
Olathe Daily News, 2/18/2009


Our Opinion
Government's inability to take responsibility [editorial]
Olathe Daily News, 2/18/2009


Our View
Budget games
Garden City Telegram, 2/18/2009


Associated Press
State officials to outline stimulus plans
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/19/2009


Mark Parkinson
Getting the most from the stimulus
Hays Daily News, 2/19/2009 [Newsbank article]


Marti Crow
Kansas' cash flow problem
Leavenworth Times, 2/20/2009


John Hanna
Measure would limit Sebelius' appointment power
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/20/2009


Kent Bush
Withholding refunds irrational [my opinion]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/20/2009


Harold Campbell
Jenkins believes stimulus bill is 'wasteful spending'
Chanute Tribune, 2/20/2009 [Newsbank article]


Mary Clarkin
State set to reveal stimulus projects
Hutchinson News, 2/20/2009 [Newsbank article]


Janis Lee
Ultimatum was unnecessary, counterproductive
Hays Daily News, 2/22/2009 [Newsbank article]


Kevin Flaherty
Kansas Legislature heats up; budget makes headlines
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/22/2009 [Newsbank article]


Kristen Roderick
Legislators caution that stimulus package comes with strings
Hutchinson News, 2/22/2009 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Nightingale
Lawmakers eye budget aid from stimulus
Manhattan Mercury, 2/22/2009 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Analysis: GOP sees message lost in Kan. drama
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/23/2009


Russ Morgan
Federal aid eases state's budget worries
Emporia Gazette, 2/23/2009


Colleen Surridge
Federal stimulus to give Kansas a boost
Chanute Tribune, 2/24/2009 [Newsbank article]


Tom Bell
Consider true costs of cuts [editorial]
Salina Journal, 2/25/2009


Phillip Brownlee
Foolish be smart about cutting state budget [editorial]
Wichita Eagle, 2/25/2009 [Newsbank article]


Chuck Kurtz
Stimulus: Like spit on a fire
Johnson County Sun, 2/25/2009


John Hanna
Kansas awaits federal dollars
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/25/2009


Emerson Lynn, Jr
Using fed's cash to help state fits stimulus plan [editorial]
Iola Register, 2/27/2009


Scott Rothschild
Sebelius recalculates budget to figure in stimulus funds
Lawrence Journal World, 2/28/2009


Kansas should make good use of stimulus cash [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 3/1/2009 [Newsbank article]


Bill Felber
Stimulus cash may bail out state
Manhattan Mercury, 3/1/2009 [Newsbank article]


Tim Unruh
Lawmakers: Stimulus could provide relief
Salina Journal, 3/1/2009 [Newsbank article]


Russ Morgan
Emporia lawmakers speculate on changes in Topeka
Emporia Gazette, 3/2/2009


Stephanie Farley
Budget, Sunflower issues for legislators
Garden City Telegram, 3/2/2009


Ed Trimmer
Budget fight won't be easy
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/6/2009


Carl Manning
Senate OKs coal measure Sebelius vows to veto
Hutchinson News, 3/6/2009 [Newsbank article]


David Klepper
Kansas lawmakers question nonprofit's ties
Kansas City Star, 3/7/2009 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Experts suggest caution with using stimulus funds
Lawrence Journal World, 3/8/2009


Sarah Nightingale
Legislators: Stimulus good, but not enough
Manhattan Mercury, 3/8/2009


Gayle Weber
Legislators: Money won't last long
Hays Daily News, 3/8/2009


Kevin Flaherty
Senate tackles big issues
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/8/2009 [Newsbank article]


Washington Post
Stimulus State officials debate intent of stimulus
Manhattan Mercury, 3/9/2009


Chris Green
Senate soon could debate abolishing death penalty
Salina Journal, 3/9/2009 [Newsbank article]


GOP wants Sebelius to pay state workers first in budget crisis
Wichita Eagle, 3/10/2009 [Newsbank article]


Alec MacGillis
Kan. eyed over plan for funds
Hutchinson News, 3/10/2009 [Newsbank article]


David Klepper
Stimulus aid leaves state hard choices
Wichita Eagle, 3/11/2009 [Newsbank article]


David Klepper
Stimulus has state in bind
Kansas City Star, 3/11/2009


Tim Carpenter
State employees make plea
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/11/2009 [Newsbank article]


Dion Lefler
Stimulus bill spurs conflict in Statehouse
Wichita Eagle, 3/11/2009 [Newsbank article]


Dion Lefler
Legislators push sovereignty bill
Wichita Eagle, 3/11/2009 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Some parts of Sebelius' budget making it through
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/11/2009


Russ Morgan
Legislators: Stimulus a 'game-changer'
Emporia Gazette, 3/11/2009


Money grab [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 3/11/2009


Scott Rothschild
Bill for stimulus approval under review
Lawrence Journal World, 3/12/2009


John Hanna
Group: Kansas improved but gets 'D' for mental health
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/12/2009


Kathleen Sebelius
Reaching a more prosperous future
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/12/2009


Phillip Brownlee
Crazy don't leave stimulus money on table [editorial]
Wichita Eagle, 3/13/2009 [Newsbank article]


Ed Trimmer
State budget cuts cause turmoil close to home
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/13/2009


John Milburn
Kan. AG: Reject bill to end death penalty
Hutchinson News, 3/13/2009 [Newsbank article]


Jonathan Williams
Kansas-style budget transparency spreads
Hays Daily News, 3/13/2009 [Newsbank article]


Tribune Staff
HB 2094 necessary to keep all of Tri-Valley's services
Chanute Tribune, 3/13/2009 [Newsbank article]


Jonathan Williams
Transparency can spur savings
Garden City Telegram, 3/13/2009


Jack Wempe
Even a headline influences opinion
Hutchinson News, 3/14/2009 [Newsbank article]


Other Opinion
Kansas' budget transparency spreads
Olathe Daily News, 3/14/2009


Jason Noble
Kansas tops most in 'sunshine' data
Kansas City Star, 3/15/2009


Deb Gruver
Online records convenient, but cost more
Wichita Eagle, 3/15/2009 [Newsbank article]


Tim Potter
Company's foreclosure practices scrutinized
Wichita Eagle, 3/15/2009 [Newsbank article]


Stimulus spending [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 3/15/2009


Eber Phelps
Stimulus money crucial
Hays Daily News, 3/15/2009 [Newsbank article]


Kevin Flaherty
Legislature has slow week, looks at future
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/15/2009 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Kansas stimulus tide sees GOP shift
Hutchinson News, 3/16/2009 [Newsbank article]


Bob Johnson
Budget plans considered
Iola Register, 3/16/2009


Emerson Lynn, Jr
GOP doomsayers want Kansas to reject fed money [opinion]
Iola Register, 3/16/2009


John Hanna
Kansas GOP sees strong tide on stimulus swing towards Sebelius
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/16/2009


Rainy-day fund build nest egg [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/17/2009


KTEC tango [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 3/17/2009


Tim Linn
More stimulus funds available, but with strings attached
Leavenworth Times, 3/17/2009


John Milburn
Panel finishes work on budget
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/18/2009


John Hanna
Bill renewing exceptions to open records passes House
Hutchinson News, 3/18/2009 [Newsbank article]


Courier Views
Lawmakers are making more sense [editorial]
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/18/2009


Chuck Kurtz
Oink, oink. Here comes our pork
Johnson County Sun, 3/18/2009


Francesca Chambers
Protesters question federal stimulus bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/19/2009


David Klepper
Lawmakers want answers
Kansas City Star, 3/19/2009 [Newsbank article]


Emerson Lynn, Jr
Rejecting federal money [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 3/19/2009


John Hanna
Panel endorses budget with no ed cut
Hays Daily News, 3/20/2009


John Hanna
Chambers agree on power-plant bill
Hutchinson News, 3/21/2009 [Newsbank article]


Jeannine Koranda
No added funds for SCHIP in budget
Wichita Eagle, 3/22/2009


Sarah Nightingale
Stimulus funds 'in trouble'
Manhattan Mercury, 3/22/2009


Kansas needs stimulus [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 3/22/2009 [Newsbank article]


Chris Green
Plan targets legislator pay for days skipped
Hutchinson News, 3/22/2009 [Newsbank article]


Janis Lee
Stimulus should be accepted
Hays Daily News, 3/22/2009 [Newsbank article]


David Klepper
State agencies cut 10% in plan
Kansas City Star, 3/24/2009


Tim Carpenter
Budget debates march on
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/24/2009 [Newsbank article]


Jan Biles
Historical society to close mission
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/24/2009


Jeannine Koranda
House budget increases SCHIP funding
Wichita Eagle, 3/24/2009 [Newsbank article]


Jeannine Koranda
House backs 10% cut in legislators' pay
Wichita Eagle, 3/24/2009


Scott Rothschild
House budget snubs schools
Lawrence Journal World, 3/24/2009


Chris Green
Lawmakers endorse a proposed cut in pay
Hutchinson News, 3/24/2009 [Newsbank article]


John Milburn
Senate adopts proposal for rainy day fund
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/24/2009


Patrick Lowry
Must work for pay [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 3/24/2009 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Senate passes budget plan
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/25/2009 [Newsbank article]


Jeannine Koranda
Senators spare public education in budget plan
Wichita Eagle, 3/25/2009


Rhonda Holman
Use foresight on rainy day fund [editorial]
Wichita Eagle, 3/25/2009


Dave Seaton
Housing talks focus on potential stimulus funds
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/25/2009


Ed Trimmer
Long days spent on state budget
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/25/2009


Emerson Lynn, Jr
Forcing the state to build up cash would be hurtful [editorial]
Iola Register, 3/25/2009


Scott Rothschild
State leaders aim to get more stimulus funding
Lawrence Journal World, 3/26/2009


Phillip Brownlee
Good work so far on state budget [editorial]
Wichita Eagle, 3/26/2009 [Newsbank article]


Mike Hall
Energy grants outlined
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/27/2009 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Democratic leaders declare end to budget cuts
Lawrence Journal World, 3/28/2009


Tim Unruh
Local legislators have forum on Kansas' budget
Salina Journal, 3/29/2009


Kevin Flaherty
Legislators tackle busy week
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/29/2009 [Newsbank article]


Chris Green
Senator's phonetic tip: It's fur, not fear, in McPherson
Hutchinson News, 3/29/2009


Ralph Ostmeyer
'Trust' plates on the way
Hays Daily News, 3/29/2009 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Analysis: Forecast likely to torpedo Kansas budget
Emporia Gazette, 3/30/2009


Saturday mail postal deficit [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/30/2009


John Hanna
Senate passes $13B State Budget
Junction City Daily Union, 3/31/2009


Sarah Nightingale
You can't always get what you want
Manhattan Mercury, 4/1/2009 [Newsbank article]


David Klepper
Budget wins key approval
Kansas City Star, 4/1/2009


Jeannine Koranda
Lawmakers send plan to Sebelius
Wichita Eagle, 4/1/2009


Steve Rose
Now only isolated showers
Johnson County Sun, 4/1/2009


Steve Abrams
Budget still the big topic in Topeka
Winfield Daily Courier, 4/1/2009


Tim Carpenter
More state cuts possible
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/2/2009


John Hanna
Bill passes on sex predators
Salina Journal, 4/2/2009


'Worse' is just over the horizon [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 4/2/2009


David Klepper
Veto battle shapes up once again
Kansas City Star, 4/3/2009


Sarita Chourey
State may see $6M from S.C.
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/3/2009


John Milburn
Senate approves Kansas primary seat belt bill
Hutchinson News, 4/3/2009 [Newsbank article]


Kansas budget balky revenues [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/4/2009


Gene Policinski
Stimulus plan's limits could squelch right to petition [editorial]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 4/4/2009


Scott Rothschild
Lawmakers reflect on 'tough' legislative session
Lawrence Journal World, 4/5/2009


Eric Swanson
McKinney suggests state rainy-day fund to prepare for next financial crisis
Dodge City Daily Globe, 4/6/2009


Phil Anderson
Index says Kansans reside in a state of happiness
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/7/2009


Kristin Babcock and Chris Rodgers
State budget cuts education corrections funding
Johnson County Sun, 4/8/2009


Bob Sigman
Run for governor? Probably not
Johnson County Sun, 4/8/2009


KTEC 'black box' [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 4/12/2009


Chris Green
LeRoy representative's words make colleagues a bit uncomfortable
Hutchinson News, 4/12/2009 [Newsbank article]


Courier Views
Budget battle is not over yet
Winfield Daily Courier, 4/9/2009


Associated Press
Kansas rape shield law expanded
Winfield Daily Courier, 4/9/2009


Chris Green
Law will honor history of free colonies
Hays Daily News, 4/12/2009


Carl Manning
Sebelius signs budget
Hays Daily News, 4/14/2009


Carl Manning
Sebelius OKs budget that may need fixing
Hutchinson News, 4/14/2009 [Newsbank article]


Political cartoon
Olathe Daily News, 4/15/2009


David Klepepr
Sebelius blocks technology funds
Kansas City Star, 4/15/2009


Mike Hendricks
Labeling rules get thorny in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 4/15/2009

Mike Hall
Leadership class chosen
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/16/2009


Greg Schneider
Stimulus spending and where it should go
Hays Daily News, 4/16/2009 [Newsbank article]


Eric Swanson
Locals rally to voice concerns over government spending, taxation
Dodge City Daily Globe, 4/16/2009


Tim Carpenter
Grim revenue estimate expected
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/17/2009


David Klepper
Lawmakers see red ink
Kansas City Star, 4/18/2009


Tim Carpenter
State faces huge deficit
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/18/2009 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
State budget outlook worsens
Lawrence Journal World, 4/18/2009


John Milburn
State may see a $328M deficit
Hutchinson News, 4/18/2009 [Newsbank article]


Carl Manning
Cell phone tracking bill signed
Hutchinson News, 4/18/2009 [Newsbank article]


Ryan Christner
Legislators have bleak message about budget
Hays Daily News, 4/19/2009 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
State layoffs in the mix
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/19/2009 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Lawmakers predict spirited wrap-up session
Lawrence Journal World, 4/19/2009


Shajia Ahmad
Budget tops to-do list for legislators
Garden City Telegram, 4/20/2009


James Jordan
Legislators express concerns over budget
Winfield Daily Courier, 4/20/2009


Martin Hawver
Cutting budget will bring exciting wind-up session
Junction City Daily Union, 4/20/2009


John Hanna
Kansas fiscal forecast sets up tough choice for legislators
Manhattan Mercury, 4/20/2009


Too much government [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 4/21/2009 [Newsbank article]


Gregory L. Schneider
Better place for stimulus funds
Garden City Telegram, 4/21/2009


Carl Manning
Governor signs fraud bill, DUI measure
Hutchinson News, 4/21/2009 [Newsbank article]


An opportunity for statesmanship [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 4/21/2009 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Stimulus funding eases state budget crisis
Lawrence Journal World, 4/21/2009


John Hanna
Key Kansas lawmaker sees need to consider revenues
Dodge City Daily Globe, 4/21/2009


State Government slump grows [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/21/2009


Scott Rothschild
Kansas economy continues to slide
Lawrence Journal World, 4/22/2009


Ed Trimmer
Final budget impact yet to be seen
Winfield Daily Courier, 4/22/2009


Tim Carpenter
State health insurance rising
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/22/2009 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Insurance costs for state workers to rise
Hutchinson News, 4/23/2009 [Newsbank article]


On the chop block
Manhattan Mercury, 4/23/2009 [Newsbank article]


Eric Brown
Budget dominates coffee talk with legislators
Junction City Daily Union, 4/23/2009


John Hanna
Senate panel endorses cuts
Lawrence Journal World, 4/24/2009


Scott Rothschild
Lawmakers debate furloughs for state workers
Lawrence Journal World, 4/25/2009


John Hanna
State furloughs suggested
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/25/2009


Kevin Flaherty
Long veto session looming
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 4/26/2009 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Old problems, new governor likely await state legislature
Manhattan Mercury, 4/26/2009


Revenue enhancements [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 4/26/2009


Scott Rothschild
More state budget cuts loom
Lawrence Journal World, 4/26/2009


Emerson Lynn, Jr
GOP head attacks Sebelius over veto [editorial]
Iola Register, 4/27/2009


Tom Arnhold
Issues legislators should address but haven't
Hutchinson News, 4/27/2009 [Newsbank article]


Reasonable sacrifice [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 4/27/2009 [Newsbank article]


Mike Corn
Budget, power plants on wrap-up agenda
Hays Daily News, 4/28/2009 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Stamp left on education, environment
Lawrence Journal World, 4/29/2009


Bob Sigman
Squeeze on state budget
Johnson County Sun, 4/29/2009


Chuck Kurtz
Budget talks on tap today
Johnson County Sun, 4/29/2009


Political cartoon
Dodge City Daily Globe, 4/29/2009


Connie O'Brien
Major decisions await Kansas legislators
Leavenworth Times, 4/29/2009


Two Kansans ready for new challenges [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 4/30/2009


Tim Carpenter
2009 legislature unfinished business
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/30/2009


Carl Manning
New gov focusing on budget
Hutchinson News, 4/30/2009 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
House speaker resists Parkinson's budget proposals
Lawrence Journal World, 4/30/2009


Revenue straws [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 4/30/2009


Tim Carpetner
5 percent state pay cut advances
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/1/2009


Scott Rothschild
Panel Oks 5% pay cut for state workers
Lawrence Journal World, 5/1/2009


Scott Rotschild
'Brighter days ahead' governor says
Lawrence Journal World, 5/1/2009


Associated Press
State workers may see 5% pay cut
Wichita Eagle, 5/1/2009


John Hanna
House endorses 5 percent pay cut for state workers
Hutchinson News, 5/1/2009 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
New Kansas governor sees need for 'shared sacrifice'
Manhattan Mercury, 5/1/2009


John Hanna
Budget solutions coming slow for state
Dodge City Daily Globe, 5/1/2009


John Hanna
House to debate pay cut for state workers
Hays Daily News, 5/1/2009


Edie Ross
E-mail spurs fears of delay in disaster pay
Hutchinson News, 5/2/2009 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
GOP leaders' proposed budget cuts fail
Lawrence Journal World, 5/2/2009


Tim Carpenter
State pay cut fails; coal backers rally
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/2/2009


David Klepper
Plan to budget budget rejected
Kansas City Star, 5/2/2009 [Newsbank article]


Jeannine Koranda
House votes down 2010 budget bill despite cuts
Wichita Eagle, 5/2/2009 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Kansas House to debate pay cut for state workers
Dodge City Daily Globe, 5/2/2009


John Hanna
Budget-balancing bill fails in the House
Hutchinson News, 5/2/2009 [Newsbank article]


Rhonda Holman
Hands full [editorial]
Wichita Eagle, 5/3/2009 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Parkinson isn't in a hurry
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/3/2009 [Newsbank article]


Steve Kraske
No Sebelius? No problem, GOP says
Kansas City Star, 5/3/2009


Kansas budget salary cuts [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/3/2009


Molly Wood
Legalese
Lawrence Journal World, 5/3/2009


Associated Press
Proposed pay cut falls flat
Manhattan Mercury, 5/3/2009


John Hanna
Disagreements stall budget
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/4/2009


State budget finance lesson [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/4/2009 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Senate grapples with budget reductions
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/5/2009


John Hanna
Senate cancels budget debate as work on compromise progresses
Lawrence Journal World, 5/5/2009


Jeannine Koranda
Senate approves 2.75% cut to budget
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/6/2009


David Klepper
Senate agrees on budget cuts
Kansas City Star, 5/6/2009 [Newsbank article]


Carl Manning
Budget cutting advances
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/6/2009


Ed Trimmer
House budget failed for several reasons
Winfield Daily Courier, 5/5/2009


Courier Views
Budget wrangling
Winfield Daily News, 5/5/2009


Associated Press
House debating bill to shrink deficit
Emporia Gazette, 5/6/2009


Claire O'Brien
Housing 'crisis' looms as casino boom nears
Dodge City Daily Globe, 5/6/2009


Carl Manning
State senate passes revised budget
Dodge City Daily Globe, 5/6/2009


The Lawrence Journal World
Legislative staff raises
Emporia Gazette, 5/6/2009



Scott Rothschild
Leaders who wanted pay cuts for others were generous with own staffs
Lawrence Journal World, 5/6/2009

Carl Manning
House works on state budget plan
Lawrence Journal World, 5/6/2009


Carl Manning
Legislators work on rival budget plans
Hutchinson News, 5/6/2009 [Newsbank article]


The Journal's opinion line
Salina Journal, 5/6/2009


Associated Press
House to debate bill to shrink deficit
Garden City Telegram, 5/6/2009


Tim Carpenter
Wrap-up making little progress
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/7/2009


David Klepper
Kansas House fails to vote on plan to fix budget deficit
Kansas City Star, 5/7/2009 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
House postpones debate on balancing budget
Chanute Tribune, 5/7/2009 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Kan. House still unable to frame budget deal
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 5/7/2009


Glenn Staab
Foul! GOP hypocrisy hits a new low
Hays Daily News, 5/7/2009 [Newsbank article]


Linda Kelly
Enough
Hutchinson News, 5/7/2009 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Budget bill goes governor
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 5/8/2009


David Klepper
House backs plan to cut deficit to $70 million
Kansas City Star, 5/8/2009


Tim Carpenter
Budget bill sent to governor
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/8/2009 [Newsbank article]


Capitol wages GOP hikes pay [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/8/2009


Jeannine Koranda
Budget cuts programs by 2.75%
Wichita Eagle, 5/8/2009


Jan Garton
Cut deadwood [letters]
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/8/2009


Scott Rothschild
State budget plan with 2.75% cut approved
Lawrence Journal World, 5/8/2009


Staff and Wire Reports
State passes budget
Manhattan Mercury, 5/8/2009


John Hanna
Budget bill to gov is still $61M short
Hutchinson News, 5/8/2009 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Budget plan takes shape
Iola Register, 5/8/2009


David Klepper
Kansas legislators get a lot done before adjournment
Kansas City Star, 5/9/2009 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Session slowly nears end
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/9/2009 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Back tax provision added to budget bill
Lawrence Journal World, 5/9/2009


Associated Press
False alarm empties Statehouse
Iola Register, 5/9/2009


Scott Rothschild
Session wraps up
Lawrence Journal World, 5/9/2009


John Hanna
$61M tax bill closes state's budget shortfall
Hutchinson News, 5/9/2009 [Newsbank article]


Ed Trimmer
Senate Omnibus budget heads to Parkinson
Winfield Daily Courier, 5/9/2009


Patrick S. Kelley
The GOP, with illustrations [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 5/9-10/2009


Schools, coal plant come out on top
Kansas City Star, 5/10/2009 [Newsbank article]


David Klepper
Bottom line rules session
Kansas City Star, 5/10/2009 [Newsbank article]


A grim economy, and a grim legislative session [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 5/10/2009


Tim Carpenter
2009 legislature budgets and coal
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/10/2009


Scott Rothschild
Bonuses common for top staff
Lawrence Journal World, 5/10/2009


Bill Felber
Capitol failings
Manhattan Mercury, 5/10/2009


John Hanna
Kan. lawmakers balance budget, but for how long?
Hutchinson News, 5/10/2009 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
State back in black
Hays Daily News, 5/10/2009


Tim Carpenter
Making a name
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/11/2009


Derrick Sontag
Let's not make things worse
Hays Daily News, 5/11/2009


Tough choices [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 5/11/2009 [Newsbank article]


Bill Felber
County: We need it
Manhattan Mercury, 5/11/2009 [Newsbank article]


Russ Morgan
State budget includes deep cuts
Emporia Gazette, 5/11/2009


Tim Carpenter
Up next: Death, taxes
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/12/2009 [Newsbank article]


Ric Anderson
Who looks good for lieutenant governor?
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/12/2009


John Hanna
Parkinson prepared to make more budget cuts
Lawrence Journal World, 5/12/2009


Derek Schmidt
Legislature wraps up session
Iola Register, 5/12/2009


Associated Press
Gov. expects to lose top officials
Dodge City Daily Globe, 5/12/2009


Martin Hawver
The cuts came this year, so what comes next year?
Junction City Daily Union, 5/12/2009


Chuck Kurtz
More budget cuts, but some smiles
Johnson County Sun, 5/13/2009


Eric Brown
Craft not sure state is financially clear
Junction City Daily Union, 5/13/2009


Bob Johnson
Legislators avoid financial solution [opinion]
Iola Register, 5/13/2009


Ann Marie Bush
Historical society cuts jobs
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/14/2009


Patrice Holderbach
Funding from state decreases
Manhattan Mercury, 5/14/2009 [Newsbank article]


Lawmakers deserve credit for balancing state's budget [editorial]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 5/14/2009


Rita Gedney
Good investments [letters to the journal]
Salina Journal, 5/14/2009


O'Neal cites adjournment in continuance request
Hutchinson News, 5/14/2009 [Newsbank article]


Brandy Nance
Thornburgh: Politicians need to work with and for people
Emporia Gazette, 5/15/2009


2010 census head count [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/15/2009


Martin Hawver
At the rail
Metro News, 5/15/2009


Mike Heronemus
Senate Majority leader hopes to close budget gap
Junction City Daily Union, 5/15/2009


John Hanna
Pay to aides buzzes amid budget crisis
Hutchinson News, 5/16/2009 [Newsbank article]


Steve Kraske
Fresh face gives Danforth hope
Kansas City Star, 5/17/2009 [Newsbank article]


Erin Mathews
Lawmakers see bright spots
Salina Journal, 5/17/2009 [Newsbank article]


Martin Hawver
Is Kansas political shift in the making?
Junction City Daily Union, 5/19/2009


Partisanship best in small doses [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 5/19/2009 [Newsbank article]


Bad practice [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 5/21/2009 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Cockfighting made felony; other laws boosted
Hutchinson News, 5/22/2009 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Last few pieces of 2010 state budget fall into place
Garden City Telegram, 5/23/2009


Kelly Kultala
Update from the Statehouse
Leavenworth Times, 5/23/2009


John Hanna
Last pieces of Kansas' 2010 budget in place
Salina Journal, 5/23/2009


David Klepper
Parkinson rejects annexation bill
Kansas City Star, 5/23/2009 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Analysis shows Kansas budget outlook will still be messy next year
Dodge City Daily Globe, 5/26/2009


John Hanna
Renovation capitol expense
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/27/2009


Political cartoon
Manhattan Mercury, 5/27/2009


From Wire Service Reports
New assistant treasurer starts work
Salina Journal, 5/27/2009


Governor makes appointments
Leavenworth Times, 5/27/2009


John Hanna
Ex-GOP Kansas leader running for secretary of state
Dodge City Daily Globe, 5/27/2009


By the Salina Journal
Governor appoints area people
Salina Journal, 5/28/2009


George Diepenbrock
Budget shortfall to require action by Gov.
Lawrence Journal World, 5/29/2009


Associated Press
Kansas governor expects to cut spending
Manhattan Mercury, 5/29-30/2009 [Newsbank article]


David Klepper
Kansas shortfall grows
Kansas City Star, 5/30/2009 [Newsbank article]


A Capitol error [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 5/30/2009 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
State halts tax refunds, ed payments
Lawrence Journal World, 5/30/2009


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