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STATE 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 State 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 State Government, January through May, 2012


Michael Smith
The coming year in Kansas politics - Insight Kansas
Hutchinson News, 1/1/2012 [Newsbank article]


Phillip Brownlee
Legislature not representative
Wichita Eagle, 1/3/2012


Andy Marso
Next chapter in KPERS debate looms
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/3/2012


Mary Clarkin
Lawmakers have full plate
Hutchinson News, 1/7/2012 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
A.G. Schmidt offers legislative agenda
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/7/2012


The Lawrence-Journal World
Capitol costs
Hutchinson News, 1/7/2012


Associated Press
Final report issued in pension study
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/7/2012


Associated Press
Group studying Kansas pensions issues final report
Lawrence Journal World, 1/7/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Stanley: Budget tool won't involve consultants
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/9/2012


Andy Marso
Busy session likely historic
Topeka Capital Journal, 1-9-2012


2012 legislature heavy load [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/9/2012


Tim Carpenter
Video: Dome restoration moves to interior cleaning
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/9/2012


Tim Carpenter
Shawnee Co. lawmakers have full plate
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/10/2012


Tim Carpenter and Andy Marso
2012 legislature session kicks off with prayer, energy
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/10/2012


Scott Rothschild
Kansas Republican legislator blasts House Speaker O'Neal
Lawrence Journal World, 1/10/2012


The Star's editorial| Mighty Sam Brownback hasn't struck out (yet)
Kansas City Star, 1/12/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Editorial: Don't spend that surplus yet
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/12/2012


Thomas Prasch

Letter: Gov's cuts not good for Kansas
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/12/2012


Tim Carpenter
Dems seek detour to Gov's road map
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/12/2012


Associated Press
No raise for state workers in governor's budget
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/13/2012


Andy Marso
Proposed arts funding has string attached
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/13/2012


Andy Marso
Budget has GOP skeptics
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/13/2012


Andy Marso
Budget effect on kids faulted
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/14/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Editorial: State moves past budget woes
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/14/2012


Jack Wempe
Let unvarnished truth speak for future
Hutchinson News, 1/14/2012 [Newsbank article]


Mary Clarkin
Bill tidies up schedule for oath taking
Hutchinson News, 1/14/2012 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna

Analysis: GOP feels pressure from right
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/15/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Editorial: 2013 soon enough for Kobach request
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/15/2012


James A. Marples
Letter: Fix dome later
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/15/2012


Andy Marso
Topeka legislators to host Tuesday town hall
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/16/2012


Tim Carpenter
GOP, tea party rebels fight Accenture deal
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/16/2012


Andy Marso
Concerns over taxes, voter ID highlight town hall
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/17/2012


Tim Carpenter
Gov.'s budget loses track of $89M revenue cut
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/17/2012


Lisa J. Adams
Letter: Scary legislation
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2012


Tim Carpenter
House member secretly tapes Schmidt
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2012


Tim Carpenter
Legislator: End long benefit year
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2012


The Capital-Journal
Some state archives on Ancestry.com
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/19/2012


Shaun Hittle and George Diepenbrock
Internet bills panned by Web businesses, Kan. lawmakers
Lawrence Journal World, 1/19/2012


History museum plans activities to honor Kansas statehood
Kansas City Star, 1/20/2012


Tim Carpenter
Value of legislators' KPERS benefits top $21M
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/20/2012


Tim Carpenter
Dissent swirls around KPERS reform plan
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/20/2012


Tim Carpenter
State 'repealer' lists 51 objections
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/20/2012


Ryan Christner
Taxes, retirement hot topics at overflowing forum
Hutchinson News, 1/22/2012 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Kan. governor wants to repeal 51 statutes, rules
Hays Daily News, 1/23/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Wilson: Treasurer's annex to open next week
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/24/2012


Bill Lucas
Letter: Streamline services
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/24/2012


Beccy Tanner
Brownback names top 12 notable Kansas events
Wichita Eagle, 1/25/2012


Associated Press
Research director tapped to lead KPERS
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/25/2012


State should listen to financial planner
Hutchinson News, 1/25/2012 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Treasurer's annex to open Wednesday
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/27/2012


Andy Marso
Cedar Crest meetings may have violated law
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/27/2012


Iola Register
Critics are right -State lawmakers lack the moxie for KPERS
Hutchinson News, 1/28/2012 [Newsbank article]


Dorothy Couch
Big changes needed
Hutchinson News, 1/29/2012 [Newsbank article]


Joseph A. Aistrup

Woman who helped form Constitution deserves spot on Capitol wall -Insight Kansas
Hutchinson News, 1/29/2012 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Proposal would make Cairn Terrier state dog
Lawrence Journal World, 1/30/2012


Associated Press
Senate panel to take up congressional map
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/30/2012


Scott Rothschild
Capitol briefing News from the Kansas Statehouse
Lawrence Journal World, 1/30/2012


Kansas Views
Wichita Eagle, 1/30/2012


The Capital-Journal
Schlinsog named permanent state IT chief
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/30/2012


Associated Press
Kan. lawmaker has plan on Statehouse landscaping
Salina Journal, 1/31/2012


Tim Carpenter
Bill seeks KPERS divestment in Iran
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/31/2012


Associated Press
Poll: Toto's breed as official state dog?
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/31/2012


Associated Press
Riley County GOP to fill House vacancy
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/31/2012


Dawn Bormann
make Toto's breed the Kansas state dog
Kansas City Star, 2/1/2012


Letters to the editor on food stamps, contraception rule, developmentally disabled, Huelskamp
Wichita Eagle, 2/2/2012


Andy Marso
Schmidt re-introduces 'Stand by your ad'
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/2/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Editorial: Checkoff the arts
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/2/2012


Raymond J. Schmitz
Letter: Immigrant students
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/2/2012


Letters to the editor on food stamps, illegal immigrants, corporate takeover, tax plan
Wichita Eagle, 2/3/2012


Barb Shelly
Kansas immigration policy mishmash will punish the innocent
Kansas City Star, 2/3/2012


Steve Kraske and Brad Cooper
Kansas governor's big agenda is off to a slow start- With taxes, school funding and more on the plate, some say it's too much
Kansas City Star, 2/4/2012


Mary Clarkin
Bill would aid holiday food purchases
Hutchinson News, 2/4/2012 [Newsbank article]


J-W Editorial
Political lines [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/5/2012


Scott Rothschild
Area legislators debate hot-button topics
Lawrence Journal World, 2/5/2012


H. Edward Flentje
Governing challenge
Wichita Eagle, 2/5/2012


Ross Weber Jr
When illegal is OK
Hutchinson News, 2/5/2012

Scott Rothschild
Statehouse Live: Wichita legislator wants to deduct $75,000 from Brownback's budget because of Laffer
Lawrence Journal World, 2/6/2012

Associated Press
Governor submits order to reorganize three agencies
Hutchinson News, 2/7/2012 [Newsbank article]


Mike Hoeflich
Legislature should limit major initiatives
Lawrence Journal World, 2/8/2012


Aly Van Dyke
KPERS plan would cost additional $10.9B
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/8/2012

Yael T. Abouhalkah
KC area's interests get lost in inept state legislatures
Kansas City Star, 2/9/2012


Mary Sanchez
Backlash against Kris Kobach on immigration is growing
Kansas City Star, 2/9/2012


Tim Carpenter
Senate shuffles deck on KPERS reform
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/9/2012


Associated Press
Panel rejects funding for public broadcasting
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/10/2012


Scott Rothschild
Employee groups oppose proposed KPERS changes
Lawrence Journal World, 2/10/2012


John Milburn
State officials establishing disaster relief fund
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/11/2012


Amy Bickel
Dueling ideas both focus on economy help
Hutchinson News, 2/12/2012 [Newsbank article]


It takes time [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/12/2012

Andy Marso
Immigration hearings begin in House
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/13/2012

Scott Rothschild
Debate starts in Kansas Legislature on illegal immigration
Lawrence Journal World, 2/13/2012

Andy Marso
Police reps weigh in on KPERS
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/14/2012


Tim Carpenter
Obama's budget cuts funding for NBAF lab
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/14/2012
Associated Press
Kansans United plans Statehouse rally
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/15/2012

Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer
Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer: Seeking results
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/15/2012

Clark Goble
Kobach claims bill is flawed- immigration issue Says hiring illegal employees is 'slap in face' of state's unemployed
Hutchinson News, 2/15/2012 [Newsbank article]

Andy Marso
Victors finds her voice on immigration
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/16/2012
The Capital-Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Editorial: Police shouldn't influence KPERS plan
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/16/2012

Brett Randolph
Letter: Fix KPERS
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/16/2012

The News Staff
Legislative roundup
Hutchinson News, 2/17/2012 [Newsbank article]


Brent D. Wistrom
Speaker O'Neal: Don't address immigration in this session
Wichita Eagle, 2/17/2012


Brent D. Wistrom
Bill gives businesses more sway appointing unemployment, workers compensation judges
Wichita Eagle, 2/17/2012


Tim Carpenter
2012 session grinds to midpoint
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/17/2012

Mary Clarkin
Bill easing gun regs interests senator
Hutchinson News, 2/18/2012 [Newsbank article]
Mary Clarkin
Measure would aid fair buildings
Hutchinson News, 2/18/2012 [Newsbank article]

Andy Marso
Slim support for Kobach's immigration agenda
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/19/2012

Scott Rothschild
Group mobilizing people to protest state leaders
Lawrence Journal World, 2/19/2012

Kathy Hanks
Forum gives preview of busy session- Legislators discuss redistricting, religious preservation and open-meetings claims
Hutchinson News, 2/19/2012 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Capitol snack shop on political menu
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/20/2012

Brad Cooper
Immigration bills sought by Kobach get lukewarm response in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 2/21/2012

Associated Press
Bill would allow Kansas to give Horton armory
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/21/2012


Tim Carpenter
Licensing reform merges into immigration debate
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/21/2012

John Hanna
House panel backs off 401(k)-style plan
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/21/2012

State should not imitate Arizona -ANOTHER VIEW
Parsons Sun, 2/22/2012

Tim Carpenter
Recycling mandate inspires House bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2012

Tim Carpenter
Brownback touts national black museum
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2012

Andy Marso
Another Dems amendment fails on House floor
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2012


Tim Carpenter
Gov's staffer offers Senate mapping idea
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2012

Letters to the editor on DD care, illegal immigration, hotel vote
Wichita Eagle, 2/23/2012

Associated Press
House to vote on arts check-off funding
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/23/2012

Associated Press
House to consider bills to repeal
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/23/2012

Andrew Nash
Turnaround Day Big for Legislature
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/24/2012 [Newsbank article]

Andy Marso
Arts checkoff draws lukewarm response
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/24/2012

Ed Klumpp
Letter: KPERS clarification
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/24/2012

The Wichita Eagle
No time for everything
Hutchinson News, 2/25/2012 [Newsbank article]

Terry Gregg
Letter: Support 'one subject at time' bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/25/2012

The Capital-Journal
Legislature still faces big-ticket items
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/26/2012

Legislature might have reached tipping point
Hays Daily News, 2/27/2012 [Newsbank article]

Dan Collins
Tax, crime, hunting bills pass House
Hays Daily News, 2/27/2012 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
House GOP leader proposes Capital chapel
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/28/2012

J-W Editorials
Deserting the arts [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/28/2012

Don Schroeder
Bills came flying out of committees
Newton Kansan, 2/28/2012 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Kan. lawmakers take long break after 'turnaround'
Hutchinson News, 2/28/2012 [Newsbank article]


Andy Marso
Name critical to Capitol's 'all-faiths chapel'
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/29/2012


Andy Marso
D.A. asks legislators to schedule KOMA interviews
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/29/2012


Brad Cooper
Olathe lawmaker proposes chapel for Kansas Capitol
Kansas City Star, 3/1/2012


Tim Carpenter
House panel puts faith in chapel bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/2/2012


Editorial: Pass on residency requirement
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/2/2012


Tim Carpenter
GOP lawmakers pushing against Accenture
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/2/2012


Mary Clarkin
Races could use more candidates
Hutchinson News, 3/3/2012 [Newsbank article]


Mary Clarkin
Rep says tax reform requires 'baby steps'
Hutchinson News, 3/3/2012 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Editorial: Don't tell No. Topeka 'no'
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/3/2012


Tim Carpenter
KLISS network gaining favor in Legislature
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/4/2012


John Hanna
Analysis: Support drops for Kan. 401(k)-style plan
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/4/2012


Joseph A. Aistrup
Governor messed up with moderates
Wichita Eagle, 3/4/2012


Scott Rothschild
Democrats say long session may be in store
Lawrence Journal World, 3/4/2012


Meagan Patton-Paulson
Lawmakers laud new page pay change, but grumble on KPERS
Ottawa Herald, 3/5/2012 [Newsbank article]


Joseph A. Aistrup
Kicking a sleeping dog
Hutchinson News, 3/5/2012


Joseph A. Aistrup
Brownback kicks the sleeping dog in state
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/6/2012


Toni Wellshear
Letter: Capitol snacks
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/6/2012


Jeanny Sharp
King's plan for KPERS reform is fair, makes sense
Ottawa Herald, 3/7/2012


Don Schroeder
Only a month remains in Legislative session
Newton Kansan, 3/7/2012 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Kansas arts advocates expect to crowd Statehouse
Kansas City Star, 3/8/2012


Andy Marso
Police called after man becomes agitated in committee
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/9/2012


Tim Carpenter
Speaker appoints ethics committee
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/9/2012


Associated Press
Draft of state budget nears completion
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/9/2012


Terry Forsyth
A KPERS calamity
Hutchinson News, 3/10/2012 [Newsbank article]


Mary Clarkin
Reno agency seeks tax exemption -Legislative roundup
Hutchinson News, 3/10/2012 [Newsbank article]


Dawne Leiker
Legislators: Critical decisions still to be made
Hays Daily News, 3/10/2012 [Newsbank article]


The Salina Journal
Governor makes appointments to state boards
Salina Journal, 3/10/2012 [Newsbank article]


K. C. Blodgett
Letter: On license fees
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/10/2012


Sallye Wilkinson
Letter: Chapel for all
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/11/2012


Fred W. Phelps
Letter: Reconsider chapel
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/11/2012


John Milburn
Officials optimistic about Kansas economy
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/11/2012


Beccy Tanner
Did 1901 resolution give away Capitol dome?
Wichita Eagle, 3/12/2012


Beccy Tanner
Sorry, Toto-Kansas won't get a state dog this year
Kansas City Star, 3/13/2012


Associated Press
State seeking artists for Brown v. Board mural
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/13/2012


The Wichita Eagle
No Kansas state dog honor for Toto this time
Kansas City Star, 3/14/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Editorial: No state dog, no problem
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/14/2012


Don Daniels
Letter: Capitol sermon
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/14/2012


Corey Jones
NEA head impressed by NOTO project
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/14/2012


Dave Helling
Voter group criticizes Kobach work schedule
Kansas City Star, 3/16/2012


P.J. Boyd
Letter: What is happening in Kansas?
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/16/2012


Associated Press
House to debate proposed state budget
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/16/2012


John D. Montgomery
Raiding the kids [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 3/16/2012 [Newsbank article]


Constitution Hall uncovers 1850s-ear 'graffiti'
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/17/2012


Corey Jones
Arts official calls NOTO an excellent blueprint
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/17/2012


The Capital-Journal
State ranks 9th in transparency study
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/19/2012


Kansas Views (March 19)
Wichita Eagle, 3/19/2012


Tim Carpenter
House may drop 372-day calendar on benefits
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/19/2012


Tim Carpenter
GOP lawmakers raise state powers amendment
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/19/2012


Tim Carpenter
House legislators tackle KPERS, schools, casinos
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/19/2012


Judy King
Letter: Consider the poor
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/19/2012


Scott Rothschild
House gives preliminary OK to KPERS change for future hires
Lawrence Journal World, 3/19/2012


Scott Rothschild
Statehouse Live: Kansas University law professor to help states fight Affordable care Act before U.S. Supreme Court
Lawrence Journal World, 3/19/2012


Andy Marso
House passes KPERS reform as Dems dissent
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/21/2012


Mike Hoeflich
Legislature to blame for KPERS mess
Lawrence Journal World, 3/21/2012


Tim Carpenter
Senate advances $14B budget bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/22/2012

Transparency passing grade [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/23/2012


Tim Carpenter
Brownback vetoes first bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/24/2012


Tim Carpenter
Kansas legislative session unfinished business
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/25/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Slow going [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/27/2012


Jason Bennett
House panel stalls on immigration reform
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/27/2012


Tim Carpenter
House blocks drug testing of legislators, judges
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/27/2012


John Hanna
House GOP split stalls immigration proposals
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/28/2012


Tim Carpenter
House seeks to add Capitol prayer room
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/28/2012


Tim Carpenter
House panel advances E-Verify bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/29/2012


Brad Cooper
Immigration proposal advances in Kansas House
Kansas City Star, 3/29/2012


Andy Marso
State budget deal dies just before recess
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/30/2012

Andy Marso
No hearing in House for state contractor E-Verify
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/30/2012


Mary Rintoul
Bloody Kansas? -House Speaker O'Neal wants to avoid bloodbath of immigration debate
Hutchinson News, 3/30/2012


Tim Carpenter
Brownback to keep pulling repeal trigger
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/31/2012

Mary Clarkin
Topeka idea gets pointed objections
Hutchinson News, 3/31/2012 [Newsbank article]


The Topeka Capital Journal
Passing grade
Hutchinson News, 3/31/2012 [Newsbank article]


Steve Kraske
Political mettle seen in Topeka
Kansas City Star, 3/31/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Editorial: Repeal with caution
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/1/2012


J-W Editorial
Arts compromise [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 4/1/2012


J-W Editorial
Legislative delays [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 4/3/2012


Tim Carpenter
Nuss: Budget impasse strikes courts
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/3/2012


Mary Rintoul
Immigration sidelined [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 4/3/2012 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Statehouse Live: Legislative budget impasse will cause court closings, furloughs, Chief Justice Nuss said
Lawrence Journal World, 4/4/2012

Associated Press
Kansas Supreme Court chief justice to discuss budget
Kansas City Star, 4/4/2012


James Jordan
Lawmakers face heavy lifting during 'veto session'
Newton Kansan, 4/4/2012 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Trifecta of state mandates scrutinized
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/7/2012


Tim Carpenter
Chief of staff steps down
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/7/2012


The Lawrence Journal-World
Legislative delays- No excuse for amount of work left unfinished by lawmakers
Hutchinson News, 4/7/2012 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Editorial: Meddling from above taxing
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/8/2012


Joseph A. Aistrup
Timing and leadership- Insight Kansas
Hutchinson News, 4/9/2012 [Newsbank article]


Kathie Moore
Gauging governmental performance vital
Hutchinson News, 4/10/2012 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Brownback protests bills forced by feds
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/10/2012


Andy Marso
Two Topekans appointed
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/10/2012


Chris Huntsman
Letter: KPERS changes hinder employee retention
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/12/2012


Scott Rothschild
Companies leaving group with deep ties to Kansas Legislature
Lawrence Journal World, 4/12/2012


Andy Marso
Lawmakers urged to address Sharia
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/15/2012


Andy Marso
Immigration views differ
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/15/2012


Tim Carpenter
Secretary of State's Office documents go digital
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/17/2012


Mary Clarkin
Capitol chapel bill would shield IDs
Hutchinson News, 4/17/2012 [Newsbank article]


Andy Marso
House panel declines state employee pay bump
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/19/2012


The Hutchinson News
Statehouse invocations partial, too
Hutchinson News, 4/19/2012 [Newsbank article]


The Topeka Capital-Journal
Meddling from above taxing- Another view
Hutchinson News, 4/23/2012 [Newsbank article]


Andy Marso
Legislature reconvenes with massive agenda
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/24/2012


Andy Marso
Kobach says he and Rubio can work together
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/24/2012


John Milburn
Kan. lawmakers eye frenetic end to 2012 session
Hutchinson News, 4/25/2012 [Newsbank article]


David A. Fahrenthold
Making immigrants' life miserable
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/25/2012


Tim Carpenter
'Old guard' of state GOP revolts
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/26/2012


Andy Marso
New arts funding too late for JC group
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/27/2012


John D. Montgomery
Legislative prayers [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 4/28/2012 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Kan. immigration debate still a stalemate
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/29/2012


Andy Marso
Oft-raided children's endowment nearly broke
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/29/2012


John Montgomery
Nothing's the matter with Kansas
Hutchinson News, 4/29/2012 [Newsbank article]


Andy Marso
House panel not budging on key budget point
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/30/2012


Dwight M. Goering
Lawmkers, take heed
Hutchinson News, 5/1/2012


Andy Marso
New arts commission bill goes to governor
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/1/2012


Andy Marso
House, Senate far apart on state worker pay
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/1/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Editorials: Arts bill a good one
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/3/2012


Tim Carpenter
Senate advances KPERS reform bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/3/2012


Steve Kraske
Steve Kraske- Next week in Topeka is truly crucial
Kansas City Star, 5/4/2012


Jonah Goldberg
Jonah Goldberg- Liberals say Republicans simply have bad brains
Kansas City Star, 5/5/2012


Steve Kraske and Dave Helling
Kansas lawmakers rank farthest to right in study of U.S. House votes
Kansas City Star, 5/5/2012


Wendy Nugent
How Much Money Has Been Spent On The Kansas Logistics Park?
Newton Kansan, 5/5/2012 [Newsbank article]


Andy Marso
House committee rebukes UN's Agenda 21
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/8/2012


Andy Marso
House attaches immigration measure to budget
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/8/2012


Tim Carpenter
Brownback seeks tax cuts, quizzed about prisons
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/8/2012


Scott Rothschild
House debates whether to commission study on whether to sell KU Hospital
Lawrence Journal World, 5/9/2012


John Milburn
Lawmakers foresee quick budget resolution
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/9/2012


The News Staff
House passes local bills by wide margin
Hutchinson News, 5/10/2012 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Legislature hits 90-day mark, work remains
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/11/2012


Andy Marso
Leaders say KPERS reform plan is close
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/11/2012


Steve Kraske and Brad Cooper
Infighting reaches a peak as Kansas lawmakers push session into overtime
Kansas City Star, 5/12/2012


Tim Carpenter
State budget talks narrow differences
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/12/2012


Mary Rintoul
Hide the women, children [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 5/12/2012 [Newsbank article]


Dan Glickman
Dan Glickman: Cooperation crucial to state's well-being
Wichita Eagle, 5/13/2012


Elma Luthye
Letter: Kobach's clients
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/13/2012


Associated Press
Immigration measure rejected in budget talks
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/14/2012


Andy Marso
Senate compromises on state worker raise
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/14/2012


Joseph A. Aistrup
Washington politics comes to roost in Kansas -Insight Kansas
Hutchinson News, 5/14/2012 [Newsbank article]


Andy Marso
Senate compromises on state worker raise
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/14/2012


Andy Marso
401(k) option still a sore point in KPERS talks
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/14/2012


Andy Marso
Two dozen legislators turn down pay for extra days
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/15/2012


Bill Barnes
Letter: Democrats blast away
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/15/2012


Patrick Pritchard
Letter: KPERS follies
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/15/2012


Mike Hoeflich
Kansas may be conservative experiment
Lawrence Journal World, 5/16/2012


Andy Marso
KPERS cash balance plan gains favor
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/16/2012


Kirk Fast
Letter: Two thumbs down on this script
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/16/2012


Kansas City Star
Brownback to sign apology for segregation
Kansas City Star, 5/17/2012


Andy Marso
KPERS reform heading to governor
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/17/2012


Brad Cooper
When Kansas preacher starts to pray, senators wonder just what he'll say- To open each in the Kansas Senate, a pastor makes rhymes, but for only a minute
Kansas City Star, 5/18/2012


Tim Carpenter
Politicians see the light of adjournment
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/18/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Editorial: KPERS compromise fits
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/18/2012


Tim Carpenter
Senate adopts $14B budget maneuver
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/18/2012


Brad Cooper
Brownback attempts to settle legislative disagreements with new plan- Governor attempts to settle disagreements with new solutions
Kansas City Star, 5/19/2012


Andy Marso
State budget deal struck
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/19/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Editorial: Legislators shouldn't draw overtime
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/19/2012


Andy Marso
Heavily-lobbied antitrust bill passes House
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/19/2012


Tim Carpenter
House, Senate send budget bill to governor
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/20/2012


John Hanna
Kansas lawmakers return to finish work on budget
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/20/2012


Tim Carpenter
Senate, House adjourn 'historic' 2012 session
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/20/2012


Andy Marso
2012 legislature session at impasse as talks sputter
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/20/2012


Andy Marso
Mapping failure dominated loaded session
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/21/2012


Kansas City Star
The Star's editorial- Kansas tax cut plan is an exercise in hubris
Kansas City Star, 5/21/2012


H. Edward Flentje
A transformation of governance- Insight Kansas
Hutchinson News, 5/21/2012 [Newsbank article]


John D. Montgomery
Ugly session- Lawmakers go home without redistricting, with some badly conceived legislation
Hutchinson News, 5/21/2012 [Newsbank article]


J-W Editorials
Amazing session [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 5/22/2012


Associated Press
10 Kansas sites nominated for National Register
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/23/2012


Dave Ranney
State hospital's troubles worry region's officials
Lawrence Journal World, 5/23/2012


Associated Press
This week's DMV glitch resolved, Kansas says
Kansas City Star, 5/23/2012 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Brownback signs package of bills
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/25/2012


John Hanna
Lawmaker subpoenaed over meetings in Kansas governor's mansion
Kansas City Star, 5/25/2012


Brad Cooper
Legislative winners, losers in Missouri, Kansas
Kansas City Star, 5/26/2012 [Newsbank article]


Andrew Nash
State legislators reflect on session
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 5/27/2012 [Newsbank article]


Fred Mann
Kobach faces hostile questioning at Wichita meeting
Wichita Eagle, 5/31/2012 [Newsbank article]


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