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Legislative Procedure

2010 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 Legislative Procedure, January through May, 2010.

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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 Legislative Procedure, January through May, 2010

Mary Clarkin
Legal costs may deter Reno from joining suit
Hutchinson News, 2/3/2010 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Lawmaker sues state; conflict of interest cited
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/4/2010

Associated Press
Top Kan. lawmaker is lawyer in suit against state
Emporia Gazette, 2/4/2010

The speaker overreaches [opinion]
Manhattan Mercury, 2/4/2010 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Lawmaker in suit versus state
Iola Register, 2/4/2010

John Hanna
O'Neal's ability to lead questioned
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/6/2010

John Hanna
House speaker criticized over role in suit
Wichita Eagle, 2/6/2010

David Klepper
Step down as speaker O'Neal told
Kansas City Star, 2/6/2010

John Hanna
House speaker should step down, Democrat says
Lawrence Journal World, 2/6/2010

John Hanna
Democrat: House speaker should step down
Salina Journal, 2/6/2010

J-W Editorials
Inappropriate action [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/6/2010

John Hanna
O'Neal called out to resign for lawsuit role
Hutchinson News, 2/6/2010

Question of judgment a bad call [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/7/2010

Mary Clarkin
O'Neal's case, by count
Hutchinson News, 2/7/2010

Mary Clarkin
A sweeping controversy
Hutchinson News, 2/7/2010 [Newsbank article]

Barbara Hollingsworth and Tim Carpenter
Dems called 'disingenuous'
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/10/2010

David Klepper
Criticism of House speaker enters Senate
Wichita Eagle, 2/10/2010

David Klepper
Dispute in Kansas House boils over into Senate
Kansas City Star, 2/10/2010 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
O'Neal says he followed the law
Wichita Eagle, 2/11/2010

Looks bad [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 2/11/2010 [Newsbank article]

The News Staff
Barton County to decide Tuesday whether to join suit
Hutchinson News, 2/12/2010

Mary Clarkin
Dems target O'Neal on fee sweep votes
Hutchinson News, 2/12/2010 [Newsbank article]

Michael K. Kelly
O'Neal's choice [public forum]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/15/2010

Scott Rothschild
Davis may pull ethics trigger
Lawrence Journal World, 2/15/2010

Ric Anderson
Dems need to buck up on O'Neal issue
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/16/2010

Hutchinson News
Other voices
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/17/2010

Mary Clarkin
Barton Co. will file complaint vs, state
Hutchinson News, 2/17/2010 [Newsbank article]

W.L. Cross
Hutchinson News, 2/17/2010 [Newsbank article]

Kyle Green
O'Neal should go
Hutchinson News, 2/17/2010 [Newsbank article]

Patrick Clark
Part-time rep
Hutchinson News, 2/19/2010 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Dems press House speaker
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/24/2010

Esther Werth
Lost trust
Hutchinson News, 2/24/2010 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Democrats demand speaker's exit from lawsuit
Wichita Eagle, 2/25/2010

Tim Carpenter
Speaker given ultimatum
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/25/2010

Scott Rothschild
Democrats warn speaker to step aside from lawsuit
Lawrence Journal World, 2/25/2010

Associated Press
Heat builds on House speaker over lawsuit
Hays Daily News, 2/25/2010

Tim Carpenter and Barbara Hollingsworth
O'Neal to Dems: Bring it on
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/4/2010

John Hanna
House speaker challenges critics
Lawrence Journal World, 3/4/2010

Associated Press
Rep. Mike O'Neal challenges Democrat critics
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/4/2010

Ethics question do it, or not [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/8/2010

House Speaker power play [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/12/2010

Tim Carpenter
Speaker in spotlight over trip, pay cuts
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/12/2010

David Klepper
House speaker named in complaint
Wichita Eagle, 3/13/2010

David Klepper
Complaint cites work by O'Neal
Kansas City Star, 3/13/2010

Tim Carpenter
Ethics violation leveled
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/13/2010

Mary Clarkin
Controversy may spur Dem challenge
Hutchinson News, 3/13/2010 [Newsbank article]

Ric Anderson
O'Neal flaps not tawdry, but they're serious
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/13/2010

John Hanna
Democrats file complaint against O'Neal
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/13/2010

John Hanna
Kansas Dems file complaint against House speaker
Chanute Tribune, 3/13-14/2010

Associated Press
Complaint brings uncertainty
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/15/2010

Scott Rothschild
House to probe misconduct complaint made against O'Neal
Lawrence Journal World, 3/16/2010

David Klepper
Ethics panel reviews complaint on O'Neal
Wichita Eagle, 3/16/2010

Tim Carpenter
O'Neal inquiry panel named
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/16/2010 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Look at filing against O'Neal begins
Hutchinson News, 3/16/2010

Martin Hawver
Democrat's complaint comes to two issues
Junction City Daily Union, 3/16/2010

Associated Press
Ethics complaint brings uncertainty to House
Chanute Tribune, 3/16/2010

John Hanna
Ethics complaint brings uncertainty to Kansas House
Leavenworth Times, 3/16/2010

Associated Press
Case against O'Neal faces key test
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/17/2010

Associated Press
House speaker case faces test
Garden City Telegram, 3/17/2010

David Klepper
Lawmakers picked to investigate speaker
Olathe Daily News, 3/17/2010

Rhonda Holman
Speaker should have known better [eagle editorial]
Wichita Eagle, 3/18/2010

David Klepper
Testimony sought from key lawmaker
Kansas City Star, 3/18/2010

Tim Carpenter
O'Neal inquiry to stay open
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/18/2010

Scott Rothschild
O'Neal to testify at complaint hearing
Lawrence Journal World, 3/18/2010

John Hanna
House panel to ask speaker to testify
Junction City Daily Union, 3/18/2010

Glenn Staab
Mike "Let's make a deal' O'Neal
Hays Daily News, 3/18/2010 [Newsbank article]

House panel to ask speaker to testify
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/18/2010

John Hanna
Member of panel investigating O'Neal wants lawsuit pay details
Hutchinson News, 3/18/2010

John Hanna
Democrat to testify in complaint against speaker
Hays Daily News, 3/18/2010

John Hanna
Panel torn over claims against O'Neal
Wichita Eagle, 3/19/2010

Tim Carpenter
Davis makes O'Neal case
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/19/2010

Scott Rothschild
Davis testifies in hearing on House Speaker
Lawrence Journal World, 3/19/2010

O'Neal denies charge by top Dem
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/19/2010

Ric Anderson
O'Neal profanity spurs tough call
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/20/2010

William Rogers
Ethics questions
Hutchinson News, 3/20/2010 [Newsbank article]

House member wants documents
Salina Journal, 3/20/2010

Scott Rothschild
House speaker to testify on Tuesday
Lawrence Journal World, 3/22/2010

Mary Clarkin
'Tweets' supposedly from O'Neal aren't real
Hutchinson News, 3/23/2010 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
2010 defamation asserted O'Neal says drop misconduct complaint
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/24/2010

John Hanna
Kansas House speaker says critics have defamed him
Leavenworth Times, 3/24/2010

Scott Rothschild
Speaker says he has been defamed by complaint
Lawrence Journal World, 3/24/2010

John Hanna
O'Neal says critics have defamed him
Hutchinson News, 3/24/2010 [Newsbank article]

Governing conduct define it [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/29/2010

Associated Press
House's report on O'Neal to be limited
Wichita Eagle, 3/30/2010

Tim Carpenter
O'Neal panel seeks outcome
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/30/2010 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
O'Neal complaint may be resolved today
Lawrence Journal World, 3/30/2010

John Milburn
O'Neal review to be limited
Salina Journal, 3/30/2010

Associated Press
Committee to limit Kansas House speaker review
Garden City Telegram, 3/30/2010

David Klepper
Ethics rules weren't broken
Kansas City Star, 3/31/2010

Tim Carpetner
Panel clears O'Neal, but with a caveat
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/31/2010

David Klepper
Panel clears O'Neal of ethics violations
Wichita Eagle, 3/31/2010

Scott Rothschild
Complaint against speaker dismissed
Lawrence Journal World, 3/31/2010

The appearance of impropriety [opinion]
Manhattan Mercury, 3/31/2010 [Newsbank article]

Matthew Clark
House committee dismisses conduct complaint
Leavenworth Times, 3/31/2010

Curing the illness caught by Mike O'Neal [editorial]
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/31/2010

John Milburn
Complaint against speaker dismissed
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/31/2010

John Milburn
Complaint against House speaker dismissed
Junction City Daily Union, 3/31/2010

John Milburn
Panel clears O'Neal of misconduct
Hutchinson News, 3/31/2010 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Panel drops complaint against speaker
Iola Register, 3/31/2010

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Legislative ethics just decision [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/1/2010

Mary Clarkin
Panel sees gap in rules for reps
Hutchinson News, 4/1/2010

O'Neal ethics case [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 4/3/2010 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
O'Neal trouble may lie ahead
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/4/2010

Ric Anderson
O'Neal resolute, but is he bulletproof?
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/4/2010



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