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LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Kansas Newspaper Clippings Index

2012 Legislative Session
January through May 2012

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 Local Government, January through May, 2012.

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 Local Government, January through May, 2012


Tim Hrenchir
County commissioners to elect chairperson
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/8/2012

Tim Hrenchir
Tool to help balance budget
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/9/2012


Budgeting culture shift [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/10/2012


The Capital-Journal
City may consider lower borrowing cap
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/10/2012


Tim Hrenchir
County picks new chairman, newspaper
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/10/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Council to consider legislative agenda
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/15/2012


Senate business
Hutchinson News, 1/15/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Council to consider extending Stanley's contract
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/20/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Leash law, downtown project to be discussed
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/21/2012


Treasurer terms
Hutchinson News, 1/23/2012 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Council votes not to lower spending cap
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/25/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Meeting leaves Stanley fit to be ties
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/26/2012


Tim Hrenchir
County move includes maintenance pay cuts
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/26/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Public to learn of proposed rezoning
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/28/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Council considering firms to find new city manager
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/31/2012


Tim Hrenchir
County revenues exceed spending
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/31/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Safety, infrastructure among budget priorities
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/1/2012


Aly Van Dyke
Chamber meeting yields Mars update
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/1/2012


Tim Hrenchir
The wait ends; treasurer's annex opens
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/2/2012


Aly Van Dyke
County approves curbside recycling
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/2/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Editorial: Annex opening closes tough year
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/4/2012


Steve Fry
Taylor: Wilson investigation nearly complete
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/4/2012

Tim Hrenchir
Protest of mayor's 'hoodie' request planned
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/4/2012
J-W Editorial
Turf battle [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/7/2012

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Editorial: Curbside recycling makes sense
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/7/2012

Tim Hrenchir
Council to pick fill-in for interim manager
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/8/2012


Associated Press
House to vote on Junction City debt
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/9/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Tax breaks, hunting on agendas
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/11/2012


The Capital-Journal
Hearing proposed rezoning is Monday
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/11/2012


Tim Hrenchir
County to oppose term limits, refuse bills
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/13/2012


The News Staff
Deming and Sellers on term limits
Hutchinson News, 2/13/2012 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal
Architect Sheahan to seek treasurer's job
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/16/2012


Aly Van Dyke
Credit policy could change
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/21/2012


Christine Metz
County commission sets hearing on heritage spending
Lawrence Journal World, 2/21/2012


Ann Marie Bush
Mayor wants discussion on hat, hoodie proposal
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/21/2012


Aly Van Dyke
Zoning proposal garners strong opposition at meeting
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/21/2012


Aly Van Dyke
Council talks merging planning departments
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2012


The Capital-Journal
City manager search firm seeks public input
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/24/2012


Mary Rintoul
Elected appraisers? -Lawmaker's plan adds another layer of bureaucracy to county government
Hutchinson News, 2/24/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Editorial: Rezoning a sound move
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/25/2012


The Capital-Journal
Meeting about seeking city manager on Thursday
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/3/2012


Tim Hrenchir
County to consider resolution for Legislature
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/3/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Editorial: City Council needs backbone
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/4/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Downtown improvement plans detailed
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/7/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Advertising pro to lead downtown group
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/8/2012


Tim Hrenchir
City gets input on search process
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/9/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Owe city money? Agency hired to sue
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/10/2012


Stu Butcher
County estimates mill levy if Legislature passes bill
Chanute Tribune, 3/10/2012 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
City and county have full agendas
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/10/2012


Tim Hrenchir
City finances 'less horrible' than feared
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/10/2012


Aly Van Dyke
Property values, health of city connected
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/11/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Planning group adopts bikeways plan
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/13/2012


Aly Van Dyke
Cypress Ridge project $58K more than expected
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/14/2012


Tim Hrenchir
City allows razing of downtown buildings
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/14/2012


Aly Van Dyke
Stanley to leave when family calls
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/15/2012


Associated Press
Senate to approve Junction City debt bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/15/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Editorial: Path cleared for development
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/16/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Officials to consider photos, education park
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/17/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Editorial: Neighborhoods show improvement
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/17/2012


Tim Carpetner
Junction City seeks state help with debt
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/18/2012


Associated Press
Ethics panel to look at councilman's email use
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/19/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Council elects Wolgast deputy mayor, Gray and Hiller to JEDO
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/3/2012


Tim Hrenchir
'Tunnel rat' inspects city's storm sewers
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/7/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Decision put off on 911 radio system provider
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/20/2012


Aly Van Dyke
Bunten won't apologize for jokes
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/24/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Stanley gives notice to leave interim manager's job
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/25/2012


Ann Marie Bush
Leno features Bunton as 'Mister Inappropriate'
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/27/2012


Ann Williamson
County to consider $535K building purchase
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/4/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Editorial: Think before buying new office
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/5/2012


Aly Van Dyke
County, city have full agendas
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/6/2012


Steve Fry
Commissioners, county counselor had had it with treasurer
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/7/2012


Chad Lawhorn
Town Talk: Lawrence in running for "Most Interesting Town in America"; city to lose nearly $500,000 in CDBG funding; Ballard Center responds to cuts; transit route changes on tap
Lawrence Journal World, 5/8/2012


John Green
Commission to counselor: Draft a new prayer policy
Hutchinson News, 5/9/2012 [Newsbank article]


Aly Van Dyke
911 scanners may go silent
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/9/2012


Aly Van Dyke
Chief: New radios need not mute public interest
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/10/2012


Aly Van Dyke
City to consider $4M budget for S. Kansas Ave.
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/12/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Permit approved for recycling processing facility
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/14/2012


Aly Van Dyke
Topekan wants to bring S. Kansas Ave. plan to a vote
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/14/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Council defers action on downtown project
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/15/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Question: Can downtown proposal go to public vote?
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/16/2012


Aly Van Dyke
Treasurer's offices to close early Friday
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/17/2012


The Capital-Journal
Treasurer's office stops issuing tickets at 10:30
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/21/2012


Aly Van Dyke
Treasurer's office closes early once again, deadlines extended
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/23/2012


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