In testimony on Truth in Taxation before the House Taxation Committee, Sedgwick County Commissioner Jim Howell urged legislators to "Pass the Bill! Pass the Bill!" But most local government entities remain opposed to Senate Bill 294, which would require city and county officials to vote on the entire tax increase they impose. Thirty-six counties an...
Washington, D.C. - Tensions are running high in the U.S. Senate as Democrats continue to block an economic relief bill to address the impact of the coronavirus. Republicans say that quick action is needed to put money in the hands of families, and to prevent small businesses from going bankrupt.  "I'm tired of the partisanship," said Sen....
SALINA, KS – This week, the Trump administration announced an expansion of telehealth benefits for America’s seniors during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. These changes will allow America’s seniors greater flexibility to communicate with their health care provider without needing to travel to an office. These added benefits will also re...
Former Governor Jeff Colyer has endorsed Rep. Roger Marshall in his campaign for U.S. Senate. In announcing his support, Colyer said "Kansas needs a Senator who can fill the shoes of people like Pat Roberts and Bob Dole." Former Senator Dole has also endorsed Marshall. Marshall's biggest challenge on the campaign trail is former Secretary of State ...
TOPEKA, Kansas — Kansas is unmatched in its tracking of ex-convicts, resulting in more than 21,000 people convicted of sex, drug or violent crimes being registered on a public database. One of them is Marc Schultz, who was convicted of manslaughter for hitting and killing a cyclist while driving drunk in 2010. "I will forever live with the burden o...
....If my hands were tied, Iran would have a field day. Sends a very bad signal. The Democrats are only doing this as an attempt to embarrass the Republican Party. Don’t let it happen! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2020 Kansas Senator Jerry Moran has broken with President Trump to vote for the Iran War Powers resolution. La...
​This week in Public Health and Welfare committee on the Senate side and Health and Human Resources committee on the House side, we heard multiple organizations gave an avalanche of more reasons of why Medicaid Expansion is a bad idea. Here is some of what was said: Nationally acclaimed attorney Paul Linton gave his concerns regarding the need...
An internal poll released by Kris Kobach's campaign shows the former Secretary of State leading State Senator Barbara Bollier (D) in a hypothetical general election matchup for U.S. Senate.  The phone survey of 300 likely voters shows 47.0% preferring Kobach, and 37.7% supporting Bollier. The poll also reports that 15.4% of ...
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies –  today issued the following statement after President Trump released the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) budget request for FY2021: “If the United States is going to accomplis...
TOPEKA –  Kansas should integrate the naturalization test administered to all new U.S. citizens into civics education in Kansas, Attorney General Derek Schmidt testified yesterday before the House Education Committee. "I sometimes reflect on how much we demand of those who wish to become American citizens by their own choice," Schmidt said. "I...
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