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State Government

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 State Government, 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 State Government, January through May, 2011


David Klepper
Kansas lawmakers to face same money woes, but different answers are likely
Kansas City Star, 1/4/2011 [Newsbank article]


Brownback picks officials from KU Med, Florida to lead KDHE, SRS
Lawrence Journal World, 1/4/2011


Tim Carpenter
Brownback tabs SRS, KDHE heads
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/4/2011


John Hanna
Kan. shortfall grows; courts to seek efficiencies
Wichita Eagle, 1/5/2011


Moonlighting [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 1/6/2011 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Newcomers revamp Legislature
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/6/2011


Associated Press
Brownback fills 5 staff positions
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/6/2011


Mary Clarkin
Group will aim to fill Love's House seat
Hutchinson News, 1/7/2011 [Newsbank article]


The News Staff
Brownback picks former legislator, lobbyist to run Wildlife and Parks, makes 2 more Cabinet appointments
Hutchinson News, 1/7/2011


Rick Plumlee
Brownback names two Wichitans to cabinet
Wichita Eagle, 1/7/2011


Tim Carpenter
Governor-elect picks aging, JJA leaders
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/7/2011


Tim Carpenter
Brownback: Jennison to head Wildlife & Parks
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/7/2011


Tim Carpenter
2011 Legislature could offer major changes
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/8/2011


John Hanna
Inaugural ball mixes pomp, a little charity
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/8/2011


John Hanna
Kansas inaugural ball promotes charity efforts
Lawrence Journal World, 1/9/2011


Scott Rothschild
Convening outside of Topeka has precedent
Lawrence Journal World, 1/9/2011


Tim Carpenter
House, Senate flip switch on 2011 session
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/10/2011


Fredrick J. Johnson
Campaign finance reports released Monday
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/10/2011


Associated Press
Postage stamp to celebrate Kansas' 150th
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/10/2011


David Klepper
Brownback sworn in as Kansas governor
Kansas City Star, 1/10/2011 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Stamp celebrates Kansas' 150 years of statehood
Lawrence Journal World, 1/11/2011


Associated Press
GOP names House replacement
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/12/2011


Associated Press
Statehouse roof springs leak
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/12/2011


Associated Press
Kobach to require ID on mail ballots
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/12/2011


Tim Carpenter
Hensley offers Democratic rebuttal
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/12/2011


David Klepper
In tough fiscal talk, Brownback says he will eliminate 8 agencies
Kansas City Star, 1/12/2011 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
$225 million into renovation, Kansas Statehouse roof still leaks
Kansas City Star, 1/12/2011


Kansas Republican convention taps Bob Montgomery for House seat
Kansas City Star, 1/12/2011 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Gov touts economic initiatives
Hutchinson News, 1/13/2011 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Brownback's staff unveils budget details
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/13/2011


Tim Carpenter
Brownback proposes closure of KNI
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/13/2011


Tim Carpenter
Brownback's staff unveils budget details
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/13/2011


David Klepper
Brownback budget won't make up for lost school stimulus money
Kansas City Star, 1/13/2011 [Newsbank article]


David Klepper
Schools lose in proposed Kansas budget
Kansas City Star, 1/14/2011 [Newsbank article]


Two Johnson County senators on special KPERS committee
Kansas City Star, 1/14/2011 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Session to ponder practical, philosophical policy
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/15/2011


John Hanna
Analysis: Brownback's budget has shock of familiar
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/16/2011


Scott Rothschild
Lack of funding hurts KPERS
Lawrence Journal World, 1/16/2011


Burdett Loomis
New 'sheriff,' yes --but agendas still vary
Hutchinson News, 1/17/2011 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Kansas governor's budget has shock of familiar
Hutchinson News, 1/17/2011 [Newsbank article]


Kansas Legislature right path [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2011


Associated Press
Brownback, leaders announce restructuring
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/19/2011


Tim Carpenter
Budget woes unite GOP
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/20/2011

Rick Ingram
Too many legislators [letters]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/20/2011


Scott Rothschild
Brownback directs GOP to address budget crisis
Lawrence Journal World, 1/20/2011


John Hanna
Brownback announces restructuring plan
Wichita Eagle, 1/20/2011


Rhonda Holman
KPERS awaits action
Wichita Eagle, 1/20/2011


John Hanna
Leaders eye restructuring to aid budget
Hutchinson News, 1/20/2011 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Snow causes Kansas Legislators to delay planned trips to visit to state's Army forts
Lawrence Journal World, 1/21/2011


Tim Carpenter
Repeal, reform, rescind
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/22/2011


Sarah Henning
Creative cuts Lawrence artists, agencies stand to lose thousands of dollars in Brownback's proposed budget
Lawrence Journal World, 1/23/2011


Jan Biles
The Brownback budget cuts to arts hit sour note
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/23/2011


Jan Biles
Public broadcasters won't sign off, but signal could dim
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/23/2011


Rick Montgomery
Kansas' 150th birthday bash is short of cash
Kansas City Star, 1/23/2011


Winfield Daily Courier
A hard budget for many small towns
Kansas City Star, 1/25/2011


Associated Press
Committee seeking state spending freeze
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/25/2011


Associated Press
Immigration report focuses on Kobach
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/25/2011


Tim Carpenter
Brownback signs disability office shift
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/25/2011


J-W Editorials
State options few
Lawrence Journal World, 1/25/2011


Statehouse Live: Kansas House budget committee approves proposal to cut state employee pay by 7.5 percent
Lawrence Journal World, 1/25/2011


David Klepper and Samantha Foster
Pay cut for state workers?
Kansas City Star, 1/26/2011


Christine Metz
State of the Union the challenges facing us
Lawrence Journal World, 1/26/2011


John Milburn
House panel: Cut state employee pay 7.5%
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/26/2011


John Milburn
Plan puts gouges in budget
Hutchinson News, 1/26/2011 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Senate panel set to take up Kansas budget
Hutchinson News, 1/26/2011


Tim Carpenter
Kansas' 150th b-day stamp unveiled
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/27/2011


Corey Jones
Tea party forming in Topeka
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/27/2011

Associated Press
Legislators to take up budget cuts
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/27/2011

Democrats in Kansas House propose reform that holds businesses accountable for hiring illegal immigrants
Lawrence Journal World, 1/27/2011

John Green
Possible hit to competition for new jobs in Brownback's budget ideas troubles Kerr
Hutchinson News, 1/27/2011 [Newsbank article]


Open presents? Not now. Open skies, though
Kansas City Star, 1/28/2011


Statehouse Live: Democrats blast Republican plan to cut state employee pay
Lawrence Journal World, 1/28/2011


Scott Rothschild
Critics blast plan to cut state workers' pay
Lawrence Journal World, 1/29/2011

Tim Carpenter
2011 legislature state pension fund in need of billions
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/29/2011

Tim Huelskamp
To the stars
Kansas City Star, 1/29/2011


Kansas Day Ad Astra [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/29/2011


Kansas Day [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 1/29/2011


Dave Peterson
Kansas legislators focus on quality of life
Kansas City Star, 1/30/2011


Tim Carpenter
For state workers, pay cuts on table early
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/30/2011


John Milburn
Approaches to fix budget vary
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/31/2010


Statehouse Live: Kansas Republicans on House Appropriations back off state employee pay cut
Lawrence Journal World, 1/31/2011


Too easy [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 1/31/2011


Scott Rothschild
House backs off 7.5% pay cut for state employees
Lawrence Journal World, 2/1/2011


Fredrick J. Johnson
County readies budget cuts
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/1/2011


John Milburn
Panel modifies pay cut plan
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/1/2011


Associated Press
Kan. House GOP seeking to limit spending proposals
Hutchinson News, 2/3/2011


Republicans not amused at Democrats' jab at Brownback's budget director
Lawrence Journal World, 2/3/2011


Statehouse Live: Kansas offices to re-open Thursday
Lawrence Journal World, 2/3/2011


John Hanna
House GOP ready to push 'paygo' rule
Wichita Eagle, 2/4/2011


Fighting over fossils
Hutchinson News, 2/4/2011 [Newsbank article]

The Wichita Eagle
Ats money well-spent
Hutchinson News, 2/5/2011 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Gov. commends state snow response
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/5/2011


Scott Rothschild
Capitol briefing news from the Statehouse
Lawrence Journal World, 2/7/2011


Associated Press
Kansas budget deficit for 2012 shrinks
Wichita Eagle, 2/7/2011


Statehouse Live: Reorganization of agency that investigates discrimination complaints draws fire
Lawrence Journal World, 2/7/2011


Associated Press
Kan. Ag reports consumer product settlements
Hutchinson News, 2/7/2011


John Hanna
Analysis: House GOP leaders seek more control
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/7/2011


John Hanna
House GOP leaders eye tighter rein
Hutchinson News, 2/7/2011 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
House debating cuts to current budget
Hutchinson News, 2/7/2011


Tim Carpenter
House passes budget, secrecy rules
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/7/2011


Tim Carpenter
House passes budget, secrecy rules
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/8/2011


David Klepper
Arts Commission is eliminated in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 2/8/2011


Gov. Sam Brownback to propose economic growth plan
Lawrence Journal World, 2/8/2011

Tim Carpenter
House adopts state budget, wage cuts
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/9/2011


Tim Carpenter
Senate confirms Taylor, Miller, Jack
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/10/2011


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


Associated Press
Citizens review board created
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/10/2011


Associated Press
Kan. gov. to outline economic development plan
Wichita Eagle, 2/10/2011


Tim Carpenter
Gov. touts economic reform plan
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/10/2011


John Milburn
Senate would spend governor's savings
Wichita Eagle, 2/11/2011


Mary Clarkin
Rep says no to item aimed at health law
Hutchinson News, 2/12/2011 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Special education officials warn of 'serious' federal penalty
Lawrence Journal World, 2/12/2011

Budget strings [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/13/2011


Associated Press
Senate to consider abolishing KTEC
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/14/2011


Associated Press
State Senate to consider budget cuts
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/14/2011


Other voices
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/14/2011


Angela Deines
State board wary of forum
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/14/2011


Associated Press
Kansas Senate to debate budget cuts Monday
Lawrence Journal World, 2/14/2011


Tim Carpenter
KPERS seek higher employer contributions
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/14/2011


John Milburn
Senate advances budget-cutting bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/15/2011


Tim Carpenter
House panel rejects sketchy arts plan
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/15/2011

Tim Carpenter
Senate, House differ on budget proposal
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/15/2011

Ann Marie Bush
Chief justice: Budget cuts would hurt review
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/15/2011

Samantha Foster
Kansas ponders ways to attract residents
Kansas City Star, 2/16/2011

Mike Hoeflich
State arts support not a frill
Lawrence Journal World, 2/16/2011


Kathie Moore
Dazed and confused
Hutchinson News, 2/15/2011 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
House panel rejects sketchy arts plan
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/15/2011

John Hanna
Ariz.-style immigration law to be pursued
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/16/2011

John Milburn
Senate plan would save state $3.6M
Hutchinson News, 2/16/2011 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Kan. gov.'s aide: Everything on table on pensions
Wichita Eagle, 2/17/2011


Associated Press
Gov: No hike in KPERS contributions
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/17/2011


David Klepper
Kansas unveils Arizona-like bill targeting illegals
Kansas City Star, 2/17/2011


Associated Press
Bill for Arizona-style immigration law in Kansas opposed
Kansas City Star, 2/17/2011


John Hanna
All options open to fix KPERS
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/18/2011


John Hanna
Illegal immigration bill similar to Ariz. law draws fire
Hutchinson News, 2/18/2011 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
GOP freshman denied sudden impact
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/19/2011


Fredrick J. Johnson
Budget bill not moving
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/19/2011


Tim Carpenter
House salutes Kansas MOH recipients
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2011


Arts value [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/20/2011

The Hays Daily News
A high price to pay
Hutchinson News, 2/21/2011


Burdett Loomis
Hitting 21: Blackjack politics in Kan. Senate
Hutchinson News, 2/21/2011 [Newsbank article]


Dion Lefler
Senate passes bill on unclaimed property
Wichita Eagle, 2/25/2011

Tim Carpenter
House adds to subtract government
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/26/2011

Tim Carpenter
Legislature grinds to session's midpoint
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/27/2011


John Hanna
Kansas Democrats name Wagnon chairwoman
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/27/2011


Associated Press
Kansas revenues miss February forecast
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/1/2011


School officials criticize Kansas House bills dealing with KPERS funding
Lawrence Journal World, 3/2/2011


John Hanna
Kansas Business Coalition opposing immigration legislation
Lawrence Journal World, 3/2/2011


Mary Sanchez
Gov. Brownback, it's time to step up on immigration
Kansas City Star, 3/2/2011


Fredrick J. Johnson
Arts supporters rally in Topeka
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/2/2011


John Hanna
Business group opposes immigration changes
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/3/2011


Tim Carpenter
Senate panel bucks Gov.'s arts edict
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/3/2011


Rick Plumlee
Brownback plans economic summits
Wichita Eagle, 3/4/2011


Statehouse Live: Committee votes to keep Kansas Arts Commission; Lawrence students attend hearing
Lawrence Journal World, 3/4/2011


Unclaimed politics
Hutchinson News, 3/4/2011 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Budget process still deadlocked
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/5/2011

Lewis Diuguid
State legislators turn on those they represent
Kansas City Star, 3/6/2011

Senators say Gov. Sam Brownback's order to abolish the Kansas Arts Commission was too hasty
Lawrence Journal World, 3/7/2011

John Hanna
House panel considers 401 (k)-style pensions
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/7/2011


Statehouse Live: Brownback's budget director quizzed about salaries
Lawrence Journal World, 3/7/2011


John Montgomery
Paging a valuable day's work for youngsters
Hutchinson News, 3/6/2011 [Newsbank article]


150 years of progress [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 3/6/2011


The Wichita Eagle
Make a budget deal [another view]
Hutchinson News, 3/7/2011


Amy Bickel
Fair officials asked to prioritize assets for state
Hutchinson News, 3/8/2011 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Kan. House panel endorses cut in public pensions
Hutchinson News, 3/9/2011


Tim Carpenter
Governor signs hiring, security orders
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/9/2011


Associated Press
Brownback order to streamline HR operations
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/10/2011


Supporting the arts [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 3/9/2011

Amy Bickel
Kansas State Fair land, assets to be reviewed
Hutchinson News, 3/9/2011


John Milburn
Kansas budget talks break down
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/10/2011


Tim Carpenter
Dems throw haymakers at GOP
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/11/2011

Tim Carpenter
Gov. imposes $56M state cut
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/11/2011


Associated Press
HRC move to AG office criticized
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/12/2011


Dave Hawley
Letter: Overburdened
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/13/2011


Public, private [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 3/13/2011


Kansas Democrats say GOP legislators not focused on economy
Lawrence Journal World, 3/14/2011


Brad Cooper
Kansas House committee bottles up anti-immigration bill
Kansas City Star, 3/15/2011


Associated Press
Kan. House cuts short debate on spending bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/15/2011


Associated Press
Committee votes against immigration bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/15/2011


Steve Kraske
Former Kansas welfare worker says illegal immigrants abused the system
Olathe News, 3/16/2011

Brad Cooper
Despite defeat, sponsor still hopes to pass immigration bill in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 3/16/2011

Mary Sanchez
Kansas needs a breather on immigration debate
Kansas City Star, 3/16/2011

Todd Fertig
Senate votes to preserve Kansas Arts Commission
Kansas City Star, 3/16/2011

Associated Press
House proposes new 2011 budget bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/17/2011


Associated Press
Senate saves arts commission's future
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/17/2011


Tim Carpenter
Dems: Gov.'s cuts exceed his legal power
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/17/2011


Associated Press
Senators endorse budget close to Brownback's plan
Lawrence Journal World. 3/18/2011

Ric Anderson
Ric Anderson: Our own worst enemy
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/19/2011

Louis Copt
Kansas arts funding should be increased, not cut
Kansas City Star, 3/20/2011


Mary Sanchez
Kansas can follow some of Utah's example in immigration issues
Kansas City Star, 3/20/2011


Janis Hellard
Letter: Kansas Star has support
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/20/2011


Mary Sanchez
A better tactic on immigrant matters
Kansas City Star, 3/21/2011


Associated Press
House panel resumes work on budget
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/21/2011


Capitol report: Kansas Senate to mull budget measure
Lawrence Journal World, 3/21/2011


John Hanna
Kansas Senate to debate proposed public pensions fix
Lawrence Journal World, 3/21/2011


Associated Press
Senate to debate proposed public pensions fix
Hutchinson News, 3/21/2011


Ryan Christner
KPERS concerns mark last legislative forum
Hutchinson News, 3/20/2011 [Newsbank article]

Mary Clarkin
Repealer ready to review laws
Hutchinson News, 3/21/2011 [Newsbank article]

Lawrence Journal World
Government and privatization
Hutchinson News, 3/21/2011

Joseph A. Aistrup
Dashing great expectations
Hutchinson News, 3/21/2011 [Newsbank article]


Capitol Report: Kansas Senate to mull budget measure
Lawrence Journal World, 3/21/2011


Tim Carpenter
House weighs state worker pay cuts
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/21/2011


Tim Carpenter
Military plate, burial rules advance
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/21/2011


Statehouse Live: House Appropriations advance state employee pay cut; exempts support staff
Lawrence Journal World, 3/22/2011


Associated Press
Senate advances leader's plan on pensions
Hutchinson News, 3/22/2011


Fredrick J. Johnson
House crafts bill to reduce spending
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/22/2011


Fredrick J. Johnson
House committee moves budget bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/22/2011


Tim Carpenter
Partial KPERS fix approved
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/22/2011


Statehouse Live: House Appropriations advances state employee pay cut; exempts support staff
Lawrence Journal World, 3/22/2011


Barb Shelly
Kansas lawmakers are really important people
Kansas City Star, 3/23/2011


Samantha Foster
Kansas advances immigrant crackdown
Kansas City Star, 3/23/2011


House considers KPERS cuts
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/23/2011


Explanation needed [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 3/24/2011 [Newsbank article]

Fredrick J. Johnson
House moves on
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/24/2011


In denial [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 3/24/2011


Associated Press
Immigrant check bill stalls
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/24/2011


Brad Cooper
Immigration bill stalls
Kansas City Star, 3/24/2011


Tim Carpenter
Senate cool to rank-and-file pay cuts
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/25/2011


Ric Anderson
Ric Anderson: Webcast the Legislature
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/25/2011


Todd Fertig
Groups seeking lawmaker removal
Kansas City Star, 3/26/2011


Tim Carpenter
Legislature: The scorecard thus far
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/26/2011


Ric Anderson
Ric Anderson: Legislative lords and ladies
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/26/2011


Jim Beckwith
Letter: Kansas morally bankrupt?
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/26/2011


Associated Press
Analysis: Kan. lawmakers far apart on pensions
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/27/2011


Pension plaint [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 3/28/2011


Capitol Report for March 28: More budget cuts likely in 2012
Lawrence Journal World, 3/28/2011


Hispanic leaders say 'tide is turning' on anti-immigration legislation
Lawrence Journal World, 3/28/2011


Associated Press
Budget debates await Kansas legislators
Kansas City Star, 3/28/2011


Linda Vargas
Let's lead the way
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/28/2011


Burdett Loomis
Real suspense will be in wrap-up session
Wichita Eagle, 3/29/2011


Associated Press
House, Senate consider pension legislation
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/29/2011


Brad Cooper
Kansas voter ID bill pushed by Kobach goes to governor
Kansas City Star, 3/29/2011


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Editorial: Pay cut proposal unfair
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/29/2011


Tim Carpenter
House adopts voter, abortion bills
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/29/2011


Schools, libraries and hospitals urge Kansas Legislature to maintain broadband access, distance learning
Lawrence Journal World, 3/29/2011


The Hays Daily News
Right decision [another view]
Hutchinson News, 3/26/2011

Burdett Loomis
Legislature as NBA: End of regular season
Hutchinson News, 3/28/2011 [Newsbank article]


Kathie Moore
Of platforms, promises and prudence
Hutchinson News, 3/29/2011 [Newsbank article]


Statehouse Live: Senate approves budget plan that makes cuts in public school funding
Lawrence Journal World, 3/29/2011


Statehouse Live: Committee votes to pull plug on Kan-Ed
Lawrence Journal World, 3/30/2011


Tim Carpenter
Brownback seeks House GOP budget unity
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/30/2011


Brownback pleads to House Republicans to pass budget
Lawrence Journal World, 3/30/2011

Legislators still talking about tax cuts, despite state's revenue shortfall
Lawrence Journal World, 3/30/2011

The Star's editorial|Kansas backs unneeded voter ID, abortion bills
Kansas City Star, 3/31/2011

Tim Carpenter
A day of God, budget, debate
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/31/2011


Statehouse Live: 'Pay-go' forcing appropriations acrobatics in Kansas House
Lawrence Journal World, 3/31/2011


Tim Carpenter
Capitol dome shrinking to pyramid?
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/1/2011

John Milburn
Budget bill gets through Kansas House
Kansas City Star, 4/1/2011

Group says Speaker of Kansas House holding resolution hostage
Lawrence Journal World, 4/1/2011


State senator alleges Kansas Bioscience Authority leader has conflict of interest
Lawrence Journal World, 4/1/2011


Tim Carpenter
House, Senate take spring break
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/1/2011


Tim Carpenter
Carlin denounces attacks on KBA
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/1/2011


State budget battle awaits in wrap-up session
Lawrence Journal World, 4/2/2011


Dion Lefler
Wagle strongly critical of bioscience CEO
Wichita Eagle, 4/2/2011


John Hanna
Kansas preparing to loosen regulation of AT&T
Hutchinson News, 4/6/2011 [Newsbank article]


Kansas City Star
Kansas Bioscience Authority faces inquiry from Johnson County district attorney's office
Kansas City Star, 4/6/2011


Associated Press
Bioscience Authority faces inquiry from DA
Hutchinson News, 4/6/2011


Associated Press
Kan. gov. demands audit of Bioscience Authority
Wichita Eagle, 4/8/2011


Tim Carpenter
Economic development agency target of conservatives
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/9/2011


State Sen. Wagle continues criticism of Kansas Bioscience Authority; agency officials deny wrongdoing
Lawrence Journal World, 4/12/2011


Legislation important for western Kansas
Hays Daily News, 4/14/2011 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Kansas getting new revenue forecast for budgeting
Wichita Eagle, 4/15/2011


Tom Thornton resigns from Kansas Bioscience Authority
Lawrence Journal World, 4/15/2011


Steve Fry
Kan. pays $529k for defense of Kline, aides
Topeka Capital Journal, /16/2011


John Hanna
Fiscal projections buoy state officials
Hutchinson News, 4/16/2011 [Newsbank article]


Dave Trabert
Time to enforce state budget law
Hays Daily News, 4/17/2011 [Newsbank article]


Mary Clarkin
Legislators' KPERS calculation a 'perk'
Hutchinson News, 4/17/2011 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Kansas legislators to begin pension talks next week
Lawrence Journal World, 4/21/2011


John Hanna
Gov expects 401(k)-style pension plan
Hutchinson News, 4/22/2011 [Newsbank article]


The Star's editorial |Yipping lawmakers and birther nonsense
Kansas City Star, 4/22/2011


Bioscience Authority at crossroads-Insight Kansas
Hutchinson News, 4/25/2011 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Kansas Arts Commission supporters fear Brownback will veto funding
Lawrence Journal World, 4/26/2011


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Editorial: Don't cut KNI, WU funding
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/26/2011


Tim Carpenter
Legislature to restart engines
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/26/2011


Scott Rothschild
Statehouse Live: Kansas House Speaker Mike O'Neal blasts Democrats over Virgil Peck resolution
Lawrence Journal World, 4/27/2011


Brad Cooper
Work remains for Kansas lawmakers
Kansas City Star, 4/27/2011


John Hanna
Arts Commission fears funding cuts
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/27/2011


Mark Fagan
Kansas Bioscience Authority puts shine on Venture Accelerator in Olathe
Lawrence Journal World, 4/27/2011


John Strickler
Letter: Arts a sound investment
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/27/2011


Tim Carpenter
Democrats needling Peck
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/28/2011


Tim Hrenchir
Chamber survey shows support for spending cuts
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/28/2011


Lou Ann Colyer
Letter: Sending out an SOS
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/28/2011


John Padilla
Letter: Don't rush on KPERS
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/28/2011


Annie Kuether
Letter: Fighting for KNI, WU
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/28/2011


Tim Carpenter
Brownback talks taxes, budget, spin
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/29/2011

Mary Clarkin
Authority of DA on burns hazy
Hutchinson News, 4/29/2011 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Conservatives seek more cuts to schools, social services
Lawrence Journal World, 4/30/2011


Scott Rothschild
Legislative assessment splits on party line
Lawrence Journal World, 5/1/2011


Tim Carpenter
Legislative budget talks grind slowly
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/2/2011


Ric Anderson
Ric Anderson: Stripper bill III
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/2/2011


John Hanna
401(k) plan key to talks
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/2/2011


Tim Carpenter
Sex business bill meets resistance
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/3/2011


Associated Press
Lawmakers see progress in budget talks
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/3/2011


Tim Carpenter
Senate stalls topless club legislation
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/3/2011


Kansas Senate committee refuses to move forward with dismantling of Kan-Ed
Lawrence Journal World, 5/3/2011


Mary Clarkin
KPERS pay to legislators draws eye
Hutchinson News, 5/3/2011


Mike O'Neal
Kan-ed can end
Hutchinson News, 5/3/2011 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Kansas Senate to vote on regulating adult businesses
Kansas City Star, 5/4/2011 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Bonds for Statehouse at issue in Kansas budget talks
Kansas City Star, 5/4/2011


Gary Blitsch
Letter: Benefits of the arts
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/4/2011


Tim Carpenter
Senate bid fails to salvage adult biz bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/4/2011


Scott Rothschild
Senate committee won't OK dismantling Kan-Ed
Lawrence Journal World, 5/4/2011


Associated Press
Panel drafts compromise on state's pension plan
Wichita Eagle, 5/5/2011


Tim Carpenter
House, Senate leaders at odds on budget
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/6/2011


Tim Carpenter
House rejects bid to cut bonuses
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/6/2011


Tim Carpenter
Wagnon denounces K-12 budget cuts
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/6/2011


Sam Hargis
Letter: GOP going too far
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/7/2011


John Milburn
Legislators say drought will hit Kansas budget
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/7/2011


Steve Kraske
Brownback's agenda: Government efficiency? Or power grab?
Kansas City Star, 5/7/2011


Time running out for Kansas House, Senate on state budget
Lawrence Journal World, 5/8/2011


John Hanna
Analysis: Questions linger on Kan. pension plan
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/8/2011


Brad Cooper
Kansas| Legislature is supposed to end sessio Thursday budget talks break down
Kansas City Star, 5/9/2011


Kansas views on arts funding, engineers, DUI bill, Peck and casino
Wichita Eagle, 5/9/2011


Tim Carpenter
KPERS reform bill advances
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/10/2011


State Government draw the line [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/10/2011


Tim Carpenter
Senate seeks limit on pay
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/10/2011


Tim Carpenter
Brownback presses for budget compromise
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/10/2011


Tim Carpenter
State officials strike KAC with layoffs
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/10/2011


John Hanna
Compromise pensions fix clears Legislature
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/10/2011


Kathie Moore
Questions and concerns
Hutchinson News, 5/10/2011 [Newsbank article]


John Milburn
Legislative negotiators agree on $14B budget
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/11/2011


Brad Cooper
School funds, social services cut in Kansas budget compromise
Kansas City Star, 5/11/2011


Kevin Collison
In border business battle, Kansas City mayor fires back
Kansas City Star, 5/11/2011


Tim Carpenter
House, Senate closing on budget deal
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/11/2011


Frederick Johnson
Bill OKs leftover inaugural funds donation
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/12/2011


End run [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 5/12/2011


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Editorial: Shielding KNI, WU was admirable
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/12/2011


Jill Leonard
Letter: Arts make registers jingle
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/12/2011


John Divine
Letter: Poor vision on the arts
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/12/2011


Tim Carpenter
Legislature passes new state budget
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/12/2011


Fredrick J. Johnson
Brownback not promising arts funding
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/13/2011


Brownback attacks the arts, hurts rural Kansas
Kansas City Star, 5/13/2011


Brad Cooper
Kansas Legislature adjourns just before dawn
Kansas City Star, 5/13/2011


Associated Press
Final gavel falls on 2011 session
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/13/2011


Dave Loewenstein
Arts attack [public forum]
Lawrence Journal World, 5/13/2011


Tim Carpenter
Legislative session recapped
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/13/2011


Associated Press
Bioscience changes headed to Gov.
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/13/2011


Jason Noble, Brad Cooper and Steve Kraske
Legislative winners and losers in Kansas and Missouri
Kansas City Star, 5/14/2011


John D. Montgomery
State budget cuts
Hutchinson News, 5/16/2011 [Newsbank article]


Paul Davis
Letter: This is a victory?
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/17/2011


Associated Press
KPERS may lower investment estimates
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/18/2011


Steve Fry
Kansas pays $200K to defend Kline as D.A.
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/22/2011


John Hanna
Analysis: Kan. nearing end of state arts funding
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/22/2011


Will Kansas voters suffer buyer's remorse?
Hays Daily News, 5/23/2011 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Gov. to sign KPERS reform bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/25/2011


What's really the matter with Kansas
Hays Daily News, 5/26/2011 [Newsbank article]


Brownback announces big changes at Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services
Lawrence Journal World, 5/27/2011


Statehouse Live: Brownback signs budget; vetoes Kansas Arts Commission funding
Lawrence Journal World, 5/28/2011


Tim Carpenter
Brownback signs budget, uses veto power
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/28/2011


Associated Press
Gov. rejects mandate on SRS
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/29/2011


Associated Press
Gov. gives Big Bird temporary reprieve
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/29/2011


John Hanna
Groups mulling challenge to pensions changes
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/30/2011


John Hanna
Analysis: Kan. study likely to lead to 401(k) plan
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/30/2011


Top 10 buzzworthy moments of the 2011 Kansas legislative session
Lawrence Journal World, 5/31/2011


Associated Press
Groups mull legal challenge to state pensions changes
Lawrence Journal World, 5/31/2011


Tim Carpenter
Brownback to face KAC veto override attempt
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/31/2011


John Hanna
Pension troubles could spur lawsuit
Hutchinson News, 5/31/2011 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Move toward some form of 401(k) plan seems inevitable
Hutchinson News, 5/31/2011 [Newsbank article]


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