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Facebook Strikes Deal with States to Improve Safety

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Kansas AG Steve Six announced a safety agreement with social networking site Facebook Thursday. Under the deal, Facebook will provide warning messages for children and monitor age changes to profiles.

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Obama Courting the Superdelegates

Posted: 05/08/2008 - The senator is being swarmed by representatives, tourists and reporters during his return visit to Capitol Hill.

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Kansas Lawmakers Approve Final Spending Bill

Posted: 05/07/2008 - Lawmakers pass measure completing a $13.6 billion budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1st. Critics say it contains money for a "road to nowhere."

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Kansas Lawmakers Adjourn Wrap-up Session

Posted: 05/07/2008 - The Kansas Legislature adjourned its wrap-up session Wednesday night. It was the 90th day of the session, which is the exact number of days legislative leaders scheduled.

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Corporate Tax Cut Going to Governor

Posted: 05/07/2008 - A measure cutting the state's top corporate income tax rate would go down under a bill lawmakers sent to the Governor. It also closes what was considered a loophole helping out-of-state corporations avoid taxes.

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Bill Hiking Vehicle Fees Headed to Governor

Posted: 05/07/2008 - House and Senate approve measure increasing vehicle registration fees $4, to about $40 per personal vehicle. The money would go toward upgrading the state's system for registering vehicles and driver's licenses.

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House Passes 3rd Coal Bill, Shawnee County Jobs On the Line

Updated: 05/07/2008 - The Kansas House passes the latest attempt to authorize coal plants in SW Kansas and limit the KDHE Secretary's power by rolling it into a bill along with other economic stimulus projects; fails to get two-thirds majority.

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Clinton Loans Herself $6.4 Million

Updated: 05/07/2008 - After winning a nail biter in Indiana and losing North Carolina handily, an aide says that the Democratic hopeful loaned her campaign $6.4 million. She had loaned herself $5 million earlier in the campaign.

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Negotiators Close on Next Year's State Budget

Posted: 05/07/2008 - Final bill includes three-quarters of a million for a road to the the soon to be closed Parsons Army Ammunition Plant. The final bill will amount to around $13.6 billion.

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Hillary Clinton Wins Indiana

Posted: 05/07/2008 - Tuesday's final offering of big prize delegates ends in a split. Hillary Clinton wins in the Hoosier State, while Barack Obama scored a big, early win in North Carolina.

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Presidential Primary Date Part of Voter ID Bill

Updated: 05/06/2008 - Lawmakers send a bill to Governor Sebelius that would change the state's presidential primary in 2012 to the first Saturday in February. It's part of a Voter ID bill. However, lawmakers haven't funded a presidential primary since 1992.

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Obama wins N.C. primary, Clinton leads in Indiana

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Barack Obama swept to victory in the North Carolina primary Tuesday night and declared he was closing in on the Democratic presidential nomination. Hillary Rodham Clinton clung to a narrow Indiana lead, struggling to halt her rival's march into history.

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KS Senators Approve Coal-Fired Power Plants

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Kansas Senators have approved a bill allowing two coal-fired power plants in the southwest part of the state. The vote was short of a two-thirds majority needed to override a gubernatorial veto. The House has yet to take up the measure.

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Valley Falls Approves Bond Issue

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Voters in USD 338 Valley Falls approve a $3.5 million bond issue on a vote of 754 to 280. Board members will talk about what's next at their meeting Monday.

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Big Delegate Prizes at Stake

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Voters in Indiana and North Carolina are adding to the drama of the Democratic battle for the White House. Today's primaries offer the last big prizes of delegates before this summer's conventions.

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Clinton, Obama Could Both Win, Polls Say

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Hoping the proposal to suspend the gas tax will resonate with working class voters in Indiana and North Carolina, the Clinton campaign launched a last-minute ad in those states Monday that sharply attacks rival Barack Obama for not supporting the measure.

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Indiana, North Carolina Voters to the Polls Today

Posted: 05/05/2008 - Crucial primaries in these two states push the Democratic race for the White House closer to its conclusion Tuesday. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton says the race will carry on for at least another month, no matter how today's races turn out.

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Ohio Dems talking impeachment after AG refuses to resign

Posted: 05/05/2008 - Risking impeachment, Ohio's attorney general on Monday refused demands from the governor and other fellow Democrats that he resign over a sexual harassment scandal in his office and an affair with a subordinate.

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Immigration Dead for the Year?

Posted: 05/02/2008 - Kansas House members blocked a compromise deal on a new immigration bill Friday night, signalling the end of the issue for this year's session. A bill without criminal penalties against Kansas businesses failed last month.

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Lawmakers May Sue Sebelius over Coal

Posted: 05/02/2008 - House members introduced a new measure Friday, which could authorize legal action against Governor Sebelius over coal-fired power plants. The issue has been on the front burner with three override votes during this week's wrapup session.

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Planned Parenthood-Kline Cases Unsealed

Posted: 05/02/2008 - The Kansas Supreme Court orders the lawsuit by Planned Parenthood which seeks to force Phill Kline to turnover medical records he obtained while Attorney General. The abortion clinic is also seeking to have the Johnson Co. District Attorney held in contempt.

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City Manager Norton Bonaparte Invites Coffee Talk

Posted: 05/01/2008 - "Meet the Manager" sessions give people a chance to air concerns or share ideas one-on-one with Topeka City Manager Norton Bonaparte. People turned out Thursday to talk about youth issues and city council concerns.

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