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2011 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 ELECTIONS, January through May, 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 ELECTIONS, January through May, 2011

Tim Carpenter
Kobach urges Ks. action on immigration
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/15/2011

Tim Carpenter
Kobach pitches election reform bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2011

Statehouse Live: Bill filed would require use of database to check worker's citizenship status
Lawrence Journal World, 1/18/2011

David Klepper
Kobach outlines proposals to fight voter fraud in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 1/19/2011 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Secretary seeks new legal powers
Hutchinson News, 1/19/2011 [Newsbank article]

Dump Kobach's costly voter-fraud initiative
Kansas City Star, 1/20/2011 [Newsbank article]

Mike Hendricks
Sorting out the facts and myths of Kobach's voter ID proposal
Kansas City Star, 1/21/2011 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Measure would disclose who's paying for 'issue ads'
Lawrence Journal World, 1/23/2011

Voting hurdles [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/23/2011

Not a priority [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/24/2011

Tim Hrenchir
County discusses polling place merger
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/27/2011

Kobach: Kansas has no money for presidential primary in 2012
Lawrence Journal World, 1/27/2011

Mary Clarkin
Bill aimed at election savings
Hutchinson News, 1/29/2011 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Civil rights group criticizes Kobach
Lawrence Journal World, 1/30/2011

Associated Press
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach tells House Elections Committee voter fraud is a bigger issue than thought
Lawrence Journal World, 1/31/2011

Chapman Rackaway
Stand by your ad
Hutchinson News, 1/31/2011 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Kobach claims fraud bigger issue than thought; critics suggest otherwise
Lawrence Journal World, 2/1/2011

Move elections to fall [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 2/2/2011 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Kansas House panel may vote on Kobach bill next week
Kansas City Star, 2/4/2011

Campaign transparency [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/4/2011

David Klepper
Concerns on voter ID bill are voiced
Kansas City Star, 2/10/2011

Scott Rothschild
Bill requiring disclosure for ads angers Chamber, NRA
Lawrence Journal World, 2/10/2011

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Editorial: Closed doors trigger concerns
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/10/2011

Karen Dillon
Power plant's promises come up short, opponents say
Kansas City Star, 2/10/2011

Kansas politics pull the plug [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/15/2011

Voter ID bill [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 2/16/2011 [Newsbank article]

The Star's editorial|Recommendations in April 5 Kansas primaries
Kansas City Star, 2/23/2011

Voters not flocking to primary election
Salina Journal, 2/23/2011 [Newsbank article]

Fredrick J. Johnson
Senate limitspre-election PSAs
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/24/2011

Fredrick J. Johnson
House passes voter ID bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/24/2011

Loose ends [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 2/26/2011 [Newsbank article]

Phil Anderson
Dems call Kobach bill voter suppression
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/27/2011

Tim Hrenchir
Manspeaker, Swank advance in District 6 race
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/2/2011

Tim Hrenchir
Everhart v. Cormier in council District 4
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/2/2011

Voter issues [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 3/3/2011

Associated Press
Voter fraud bill moves to Senate
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/4/2011

Fredrick J. Johnson
Candidate 'ID' bill proposed
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/7/2011

Editorial: Ad bill catches static
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/8/2011

Johnson County DA investigates voter fraud cases
Kansas City Star, 3/10/2011

Todd Fertig and Dion Lefler
Senate panel hears claims of fraud from poll worker
Wichita Eagle, 3/10/2011

Samantha Foster
Senators weigh bill on voter ID
Kansas City Star, 3/11/2011

Lawrence Journal-World
Voter fraud laws
Hutchinson News, 3/12/2011

Anita Epps
Letter: Cause for concern
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/16/2011

Associated Press
Senate panel hears voter ID bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/17/2011

Dion Lefler
Weaker voter ID bill passes in Kansas Senate
Kansas City Star, 3/18/2011

Tim Carpenter
Kobach: People overestimate my impact
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/19/2011

Tim Hrenchir
Candidate chat event to be second of its kind
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/20/2011

Associated Press
Senate to consider Kobach photo ID bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/22/2011

Tim Carpenter
Senate warm to election reform
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/22/2011

Dion Lefler
House approves transfer of funds for local races
Wichita Eagle, 3/23/2011

John Hanna
Debate lingers over voter fraud bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/23/2011

Don Burt
Letter: Red state
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/30/2011

Wichita man petitions state to keep President Obama off Kansas ballot in 2012
Lawrence Journal World, 4/11/2011

Tim Carpenter
Voter ID now Kansas law
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/18/2011

John Hanna
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to sign Kris Kobach's bill requiring photo ID at polls
Lawrence Journal World, 4/18/2011

Secretary of State Kris Kobach to seek more changes in Kansas election laws
Lawrence Journal World, 4/18/2011

Steve Kraske
Would American voters tell Donald Trump, 'You're hired'?
Kansas City Star, 4/20/2011

Bill in Kansas Legislature would require Obama, other presidential candidates to prove citizenship
Lawrence Journal World, 4/22/2011

Voting rights advocates argue new birth certificate requirement will disenfranchise some voters
Lawrence Journal World, 4/25/2011

Chris Hunter
Playing it SAFE
Salina Journal, 5/6/2011

Tim Carpenter
Election reform blocked by Senate
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/11/2011

Deb Gruver
Last-minute changes to voter ID law rejected
Wichita Eagle, 5/12/2011

Associated Press
Kobach still eyes 2012 election reform
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/12/2011

John Hanna
Kobach won't end push for election change - Secretary of state wants quicker start for citizenship requirement for voting
Hutchinson News, 5/13/2011 [Newsbank article]



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