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Kansas Casino Efforts Making Progress

Posted: 05/19/2009 - Two applicants for state-owned casinos in Wyandotte County have cleared a major hurdle. And a bidder in Sumner County offered to add a hotel to gain the required county approval.

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Lawmaker Says Parkinson Well-Received by GOP

Posted: 05/18/2009 - A state lawmaker from Topeka says she thinks fellow Democrat Mark Parkinson has been been well-received by Republicans in his early days as governor.

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Parkinson Tabs Chief of Staff for Lt. Gov. Position

Updated: 05/14/2009 - Gov. Mark Parkinson introduced Troy Findley as his new Lt. Gov. Findley served seven years as Chief of Staff under former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and now Parkinson. Findley says he will not run for elected office in 2010.

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Parkinson's Chief of Staff Named Lt. Gov.

Updated: 05/14/2009 - Parkinson announced the appointment of Troy Findley on Thursday. Findley has been the governor's chief of staff for nearly seven years, serving Kathleen Sebelius before Parkinson.

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Ethics Fine Reversed

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission rescinded a $7500 fine against Kristian Van Meteren.

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Democrats Call for Kansas Gambling Law Change

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Democratic legislative leaders say the state's gambling law needs to be reworked to speed development of state-owned casinos and slot machines at race tracks.

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Gov. Parkinson Talks Goals, Topeka Life

Updated: 05/13/2009 - In a wide-ranging interview, Gov. Mark Parkinson talked about the future goals of his administration, the possibility of furloughing state workers, and taking a wrong turn on the Cedar Crest trails.

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Ethics Hearing for KS Speaker Delayed

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The commission continued the hearing until July 22 at O'Neal's request to give him time to prepare. He was involved full time with the Legislature that ended Saturday morning.

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Brownback Headed to Gitmo

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Brownback is among the most ardent opponents of bringing the detainees to the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, the military's only maximum security prison.

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Brownback to Visit Guantanamo

Updated: 05/12/2009 - Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback is heading to Guantanamo Bay to review detainee operations at the U.S. base in Cuba.

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Kansas Court Furloughs Possible Next Year

Updated: 05/12/2009 - Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Davis says cuts in the judiciary budget could mean up to 30 days of statewide court closures and unpaid furloughs for nonjudicial employees next year.

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Former Speaker Endorses Tiahrt in Kanasas Senate Race

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has endorsed Kansas Congressman Todd Tiahrt's bid for a Senate seat. Tiahrt is battling fellow congressman Jerry Moran for the seat currently held by Sam Brownback, who says he'll run for Kansas Governor in 2010.

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Kansas Governor Willing to Revisit Death Penalty Law

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Gov. Mark Parkinson told reporters Monday that if the evidence is the death penalty is poor public policy or hasn't been applied in a fair manner, he would be happy to look at it.

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STIMULUS WATCH: Early Road Aid Leaves Out Neediest

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Counties with high jobless rates stand to receive less help from President Obama's stimulus plan for roads and bridges. For example, Riley County, Kan. - with a 3.4 percent unemployment rate - will get $56 million. Elk County, Pa. - 14 percent unemployment - will get nothing.

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