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Bill would ID Internet campaign contributors

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Republican House member Scott Schwab of Olathe has filed what he calls the ``Sean Tevis'' bill. The measure would require any candidate who raises over $5,000 in contributions of under $50 each to list the donors.

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Kan. gov on tap for HHS as Medicaid debate swirls

Updated: 03/09/2009 - As Gov. Kathleen Sebelius waits to be confirmed as U.S. secretary of health and human services, a debate is swirling in Kansas around the state's Medicaid program.

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How Will the American Recovery Act Affect Kansas?

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson joins SRS Secretary Jordan and Dept. of Labor Secretary Garner said Monday the American Recovery Act will expand unemployment benefits and lifts restrictions on who can get food assistance in Kansas.

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Kansas Congressman Criticizes Sebelius HHS nod

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Kansas Congressman Todd Tiahrt said Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has liberal views he can't support in her nomination to be Health and Human Services Secretary.

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Democrats blast Limbaugh for comment on Kennedy

Updated: 03/06/2009 - A Democratic official rebuked conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh on Friday for suggesting a health care proposal will be named in memory of Sen. Edward Kennedy, who is battling brain cancer.

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Kansas Congressman Criticizes Sebelius HHS Nod

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Kansas Congressman Todd Tiahrt criticizes President Obama's nomination of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as U.S. secretary of health and human services.

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Shawnee County Elections Office Canvasses Votes

Updated: 03/06/2009 - The Shawnee County Commission met Friday morning as the Board of Canvassers to review all the provisional ballots from Tuesday's primary. Of 88 ballots reviewed, 57 counted. It didn't change any outcomes.

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Kansas Governor Enjoying Time Awaiting HHS Confirmation

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says she continues enjoying each day as Kansas Governor, but is also excited for the opportunity to work on issues helping children and families if confirmed as Health and Human Services Secretary.

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Dallas Chamber Official to Join Kansas GOP

Updated: 03/05/2009 - CiCi Rojas will replace Christian Morgan as executive director of the Kansas Republican Party. Rojas is currently chief executive officer of the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

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Kansas Utility Seeks to Depose Sebelius

Updated: 03/04/2009 - Sunflower Electric is asking a judge to speed up discovery in its federal lawsuit against Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and the state. They say it would be more difficult and costly to depose Sebelius once she makes her likely move to Washington, D.C.

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Kansas Senate to Debate Bill on Coal-Fired Plants

Updated: 03/04/2009 - The Senate expects to debate a bill Thursday to clear the way for two coal plants and restrict the power of the secretary of health and environment to set emissions standards.

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Kansas Death Penalty Debate Shelved

Updated: 03/04/2009 - The Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to send a bill abolishing the death penalty to an interim study committee rather than advancing it to the chamber floor for debate.

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Kansas House Passes 2 Abortion Bills

Updated: 03/04/2009 - The Kansas House passed two bills Wednesday that would impose new restrictions on abortion providers. The measures still need Senate approval.

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Kansas Hearings Planned on Decision by Governor's Administration

Updated: 03/04/2009 - The chairwoman of the House and Senate budget subcommittees on social services spending plans hearings into the SRS secretary's decision to increase payments to a group which has the state's Democratic party chairman on its board of directors.

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Voter Turnout Less Than Impressive

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Only 13% of Topeka's registered voters showed up to the polls in Tuesday's Primary Election to vote for City of Topeka mayor and city council representatives in districts one, three, five and seven.

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'Invisible Kansans' Effort Tops Lobbyist Spending

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Interhab, which represents 40 organizations providing services to the disabled, reported spending $111,000 on a campaign to publicize the needs of developmentally disabled Kansans who are on a waiting list for in-home services.

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