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Kansas Newspaper Clippings Collection

State Government

2011 - June through December

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, 2011.

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, June-December, 2011


Tim Carpenter
House falls short on arts veto override
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/1/2011


Associated Press
Lawmakers now drinking on own tab
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/2/2011

Dawne Leiker
Arts elimination 'disturbing'
Hays Daily News, 6/2/2011 [Newsbank article]

The Capital-Journal
Governor names art commission chair
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/4/2011

Tim Carpenter
Gov's realigned staff reflects GOP ideals
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/4/2011

Hurst Laviana
2,000 jobs cut by state were vacant
Wichita Eagle, 6/5/2011


John Hanna
Former arts panel chair speaks out
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/6/2011


John Hanna
Kan.: Altered state socially, financially
Hutchinson News, 6/6/2011 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Statehouse Live: Kansas Arts Commissioner resigns; meeting in Lawrence canceled
Lawrence Journal World, 6/6/2011


Burdett Loomis
The Kansas Way
Hutchinson News, 6/6/2011 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
KCC promotes its attorney to agency head
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/7/2011


Steve Rose
Steve Rose| What if the state Senate goes conservative?
Kansas City Star, 6/8/2011 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Statehouse Live: Brownback says 'zero tolerance' if improprieties found at bioscience agency
Lawrence Journal World, 6/9/2011


Scott Rothschild
Brownback administration lays off 85 Kansas Dept. of Labor employees
Lawrence Journal World, 6/17/2011


Tim Carpenter
Kansas labor department trimming 85 jobs
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/17/2011


The Capital Journal
KPERS study group appointments made
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/20/2011


Scott Rothschild
Brownback appoints members to commission to study KPERS, retirement plans for new state workers
Lawrence Journal World, 6/20/2011


Andy Hyland
Lawrence Busker Festival organizers try to recoup money from Kansas Arts Commission
Lawrence Journal World, 6/27/2011


Associated Press
National group to feds: Cut off Kan. arts funding
Hutchinson News, 7/8/2011 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Siedlecki, aides explain decision to close Lawrence SRS office
Lawrence Journal World, 7/11/2011

Karrey Britt
After Open Records request, SRS provides more detailed explanation for some office closings
Lawrence Journal World, 7/11/2011

KHI News Service
Grant administrator terminated
Kansas Health Institute, 7/13/2011

The Star's editorial| No bid makes no sense for Kansas attorney general
Kansas City Star, 7/18/2011 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Statehouse Live: City, county officials ask Brownback to reconsider SRS office closure
Lawrence Journal World, 7/18/2011


Patrick Lowry
Changing SRS
Hays Daily News, 7/19/2011

Schmidt walks fine line in debate
Hays Daily News, 7/19/2011

Associated Press
KPERS funding gap reaches $8.3 billion
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/20/2011
Rhonda Holman
Anger at AG misplaced
Wichita Eagle, 7/21/2011

Scott Rothschild
Statehouse Live: SRS salaries come under question as agency plans to close offices; Lawrence workers can't go to Topeka
Lawrence Journal World, 7/25/2011

Tim Carpenter
SRS consolidation mired in controversy
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/26/2011

Dave Trabert and Barry Poulson
Letter: KPERS ramifications
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/26/2011

Scott Rothschild
SRS says workers now can transfer to Topeka; Douglas County commissioners petition governor over office closure
Lawrence Journal World, 7/26/2011

Scott Rothschild
Statehouse Live: Former state hospital chief 'shocked' by administration's plan to close Lawrence office
Lawrence Journal World, 7/26/2011

J-W Editorial
Faulty SRS plan
Lawrence Journal World, 7/27/2011

Mike Hoeflich
SRS closing has political tone
Lawrence Journal World, 7/27/2011

Roxana Hegeman and John Milburn
Brownback says his administration is preparing for reduced federal funds in event of default
Lawrence Journal World, 7/27/2011
KHI New Service
Governor appoints GOP chair to Children's Cabinet
Kansas Health Institute, 7/28/2011

Associated Press
Kansas Arts Commission to meet at Statehouse
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/28/2011


Associated Press
State employee early retirement plan considered
Hutchinson News, 7/28/2011

Mark Fagan and Scott Rothschild
Gov. Brownback cancels meeting with Rep. Paul Davis to discuss Lawrence SRS office
Lawrence Journal World, 8/1/2011

Associated Press
Kan. SRS hires new attorney to investigate fraud
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/2/2011

Tim Carpenter
KAC seeking federal arts grant
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/2/2011

John Milburn
Kan. begins early retirement plan to cut workforce
Wichita Eagle, 8/2/2011

Mark Fagan
Lawrence city, school board leaders joining county commissioners in effort to fight SRS office closure
Lawrence Journal World, 8/2/2011

Tim Carpenter
Governor touts early retirement plan
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/2/2011

Patrick Lowry
Welfare fraud
Hays Daily News, 8/2/2011 [Newsbank article]

The Capital-Journal
Governor announces appointments
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/3/2011

Barry Poulson and Dave Trabert
Significant reform needed in KPERS
Hays Daily News, 8/4/2011 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Union files actions against Kan. retirement plan
Wichita Eagle, 8/4/2011

Scott Rothschild
Statehouse Live: Legislative committee seeks answers on SRS office closures
Lawrence Journal World, 8/4/2011

J-W Editorial
Arts transition
Lawrence Journal World, 8/5/2011

Dave Ranney
SRS reverses decision to close Lawrence office
Kansas Health Institute, 8/9/2011

Gordon D. Fiedler Jr.
Advocates: Fix KPERS
Salina Journal, 8/16/2011 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
NEA rejects Kansas bid for arts funding
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/16/2011


Associated Press

National Endowment for the Arts says it can no longer give funding to Kansas, in wake of Brownback budget cuts
Lawrence Journal World, 8/16/2011


Scott Rothschild

Brownback: Keeping SRS office open with local taxpayers' money ' a workable solution'
Lawrence Journal World, 8/17/2011


Associated Press
Cuts to rural areas
Hutchinson News, 8/22/2011 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild

Committee quizzes SRS about funding for people with disabilities, faith-based initiatives
Lawrence Journal World, 8/23/2011


Dave Ranney
SRS drops grant support for two child advocacy programs
Kansas Health Institute, 8/23/2011


Dave Ranney
DD council director removed from office
Kansas Health Institute, 8/23/2011


Dave Ranney
SRS to release plan for cutting budget
Kansas Health Institute, 8/23/2011


Tim Carpenter
Brownback arts reform ends $1.3M in grants
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/24/2011


Associated Press
Mid-America Arts Alliance denies state funding
Hays Daily News, 8/25/2011


Tim Carpenter
Fraud suspected at SRS contractor
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/29/2011


Dawne Leiker
State groups to weigh the future of Kansas arts
Hays Daily News, 8/30/2011 [Newsbank article]


Brent D. Wistrom
Kansas plans $85 million system to cut down on fraud
Wichita Eagle, 8/30/2011


Associated Press
Pratt will pay to keep SRS office open
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/31/2011


Scott Rothschild

Kansas Human Rights Commission nominee from Lawrence faces tough questioning
Lawrence Journal World, 9/1/2011


Four communities --including Lawrence --agree to pay state to retain SRS offices
Lawrence Journal World, 9/1/2011


Jason Probst
Smart money
Hutchinson News, 9/2/2011


Gwyn Mellinger
Shortsightedness and SRS Insight Kansas
Hutchinson News, 9/4/2011 [Newsbank article]


Edie Ross
SRS plans a regional shift
Hutchinson News, 9/7/2011 [Newsbank article]


Angie Haflich
Kansas AG discusses top issues with area Republicans
Garden City Telegram, 9/7/2011


Scott Rothschild

Kansas SRS says it needs more money as sexual predator treatment program nears maximum capacity
Lawrence Journal World, 9/8/2011


Associated Press
State won't close neurological institute this year
Salina Journal, 9/9/2011


Dave Ranney, Mike Shields
SRS orders new oversight standards for Kansas Health Solutions
Kansas Health Institute, 9/12/2011


Mary Clarkin
State agencies may lose federal funds
Hutchinson News, 9/13/2011 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Kan. SRS names hospital leaders
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/13/2011


Tim Carpenter
Kansas contractor settles case for $63.6M
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/13/2011


Mary Clarkin
State agencies may lose federal funds
Garden City Telegram, 9/13/2011


Associated Press
Kansas AG investigating nonprofit group
Lawrence Journal World, 9/15/2011


Tim Carpenter
GOP activist fails again on legal claim
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/15/2011


Mary Clarkin
SRS official: Workers taking buyouts
Hutchinson News, 9/15/2011 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild

Kansas reforming some welfare rules
Lawrence Journal World, 9/16/2011


John Milburn
Kansas tightening rules for welfare programs
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/16/2011


Dave Ranney
Cuts in tobacco-funded children's programs proposed
Kansas Health Institute, 9/16/2011


Burdett Loomis
R-E-S-P-E-C-T Insight Kansas
Hutchinson, News, 9/18/2011


Scott Rothschild

Secretary Siedlecki proud of agreements with Lawrence, other cities on SRS offices; lawmakers say he's taking undue credit
Lawrence Journal World, 9/19/2011


Dave Ranney
SRS unveils new rules for welfare benefits
Kansas Health Institute, 9/19/2011


KHI News Service
SRS signs contract with Kansas Health Solutions
Kansas Health Institute, 9/22/2011


John Green
Facility calls for 48-hour workweeks
Hutchinson News, 9/29/2011


Jason Probst
Kobach's books
Hutchinson News, 9/30/2011 [Newsbank article]


Repealer Secretary to visit Salina
Salina Journal, 10/1/2011 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild

Statehouse Live: Ethics Commission says legislators can use campaign funds to pay for office water coolers
Lawrence Journal World, 10/3/2011


Associated Press
Osawatomie exceeding patient capacity
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/4/2011


Darcy Gray
Few turn out for repealer official's visit
Hutchinson News, 10/4/2011 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Depth of Kansas arts dispute on display
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/5/2011


Scott Rothschild

Statehouse Live: Kansas alone in defunding the arts, national group says
Lawrence Journal World, 10/5/2011


Dave Ranney
State hospital cited for safety code violations
Kansas Health Institute, 10/7/2011


Mike Shields
Osawatomie wing will house Rainbow patients during fire code upgrade
Kansas Health Institute, 10/11/2011


KHI
Kansas attorney general announces $300,440 in Medicaid recoveries
Kansas Health Institute, 10/11/2011


Scott Rothschild

Siedlecki vows to try to get funding for SRS offices, but didn't include it in his budget
Lawrence Journal World, 10/12/2011


Scott Rothschild
Statehouse Live: SRS Secretary Siedlecki will request funding for Lawrence office in budget recommendation
Lawrence Journal World, 10/19/2011


Scott Rothschild

SRS says faith-based intiatives still around, just not getting as much attention
Lawrence Journal World, 10/23/2011


J-W Editorials
State responsibility
Lawrence Journal World, 10/25/2011


John Hanna
Kansas transportation secretary to step down
Wichita Eagle, 10/25/2011


John Hanna
KDOT chief is leaving her post
Hutchinson News, 10/25/2011 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Kansas panel considers changes to public pension system
Kansas City Star, 10/26/2011


John Hanna
NEA delivers bad news to Kansas Arts Commission
Lawrence Journal World, 10/27/2011


Associated Press
NEA tells arts commission not to seek funds
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/27/2011


J-W Editorials
Organizational void
Lawrence Journal World, 10/28/2011


John Hanna
License plate arts fundraiser is revived
Hutchinson News, 10/28/2011 [Newsbank article]


Mary Clarkin
The knock on this state door
Hutchinson News, 10/29/2011 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild

Rep. Davis says Secretary of State Kobach should focus on his job, not 'personal crusade' against illegal immigration
Lawrence Journal World, 10/31/2011


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Editorial: Crack down on SRS scams
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/31/2011


Karrey Britt
Legislator compares upcoming session to 'soap opera' during forum at Lawrence Senior Center
Wellcommons 11/2/2011


Dave Ranney
State hospital faces major patient influx
Kansas Health Institute, 11/2/2011


Tim Carpenter
State IT chief's degree from unaccredited college
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/7/2011


Scott Rothschild

Brownback hires $150,000 information technology chief from Florida, but questions arise about qualifications
Lawrence Journal World, 11/7/2011


Brownback hires $150,000 information technology chief from Florida
Lawrence Journal World, 11/7/2011


Tim Carpenter
Brownback sticking by new IT chief
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/8/2011


John Hanna
Kansas technology chief resigns over questions about degree
Wichita Eagle, 11/8/2011


Tim Carpenter
Kan. IT chief resigns over questions about degree
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/8/2011


Brent Wistrom
Brownback's administration rolls out Medicaid reform package
Wichita Eagle, 11/8/2011


Eric Swanson
Repealer targeting outdated regulations for elimination
Dodge City Daily Globe, 11/8/2011


Dave Ranney, Mike Shields
SRS headed for new restructuring
Kansas Health Institute, 11/8/2011


J-W Editorials
Fair fight?
Lawrence Journal World, 11/9/2011


Scott Rothschild

Legislature will have plate full of meaty issues
Lawrence Journal World, 11/13/2011


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