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Climate Bill Not Expcted to Clear Senate

Posted: 06/06/2008 - A new climate bill designed to cut greenhouse gases and nudge Americans off fossil fuels, and viewed as essential by some environmentalists, is not expected to get the sixty votes needed to get through the Senate.

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AG Steve Six Plans to Run for Full Term in 2010

Updated: 06/05/2008 - A spokesperson confirms Kansas Attorney General Steve Six will run for election to a full term in the officel. Six was appointed to fill out Paul Morrison's term when he resigned amid a sex scandal. Six says he'd like to keep the job a long time.

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Lobbyist Spending Tops $1 Million Again

Posted: 06/05/2008 - Lobbyists spend $1.11 million trying to influence Kansas lawmakers during the 2008 legislative session. The leading spender was Sunflower Electric, which spent $181,000 trying to get approval for two coal-fired plants in Finney County.

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Kansas Lobbying Again Tops $1 Million

Posted: 06/05/2008 - Sunflower Electric leads the money race among lobbyists in Kansas as it tries to convince legislators to approve two new coal plants in southwest Kansas., so far the plants have been blocked by the Governor.

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Clinton Ending Candidacy, Supporting Obama

Posted: 06/05/2008 - In an email to her supporters the Democratic candidate disclosed that she will end her campaign on Saturday and will announce her support for Barack Obama heading into the fall.

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Adviser says Clinton to Express Support for Obama

Posted: 06/04/2008 - Campaign advisor to Hillary Clinton says Clinton has agreed to express her support for Barack Obama's Presidential campaign, but it's not clear whether she'll officially drop out of the race. The statement could come Thursday or Friday.

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Caroline Kennedy Joins V.P. Search Team

Posted: 06/04/2008 - After claiming the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday night, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama picks up some big name supporters Wednesday and forms his vice-presidential search team, which includes JFK daughter, Caroline Kennedy.

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Obama Camp Likes McCain's Debate Challenge

Posted: 06/04/2008 - Presumptive GOP Presidential nominee John McCain proposes a series of 10 town hall meeting with presumed Democratic nominee Barack Obama before the Democratic National convention in August. Obama's camp says it's receptive to the idea.

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Two More Kansas Superdelegates Go for Obama

Posted: 06/04/2008 - Congressman Dennis Moore and Wichita superdelegate Helen Knetzer say they'll support Barak Obama for President. The state's other Democratic Congressperson, Nancy Boyda, says she'll remain uncommitted.

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Kansas Tax Collections Fall $51 Million Short in May

Posted: 06/04/2008 - Preliminary figures show the Department of Revenue collected 8-percent less than expected in tax revenue in May. It's sparking concern because the budget was based on the financial forecast, and a financial crunch for next year was already anticipated.

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Rep. Moore, Knetzer Endorse Obama for President

Updated: 06/04/2008 - Two more Kansas superdelegates join the flood that helped Sen. Obama secure the Democratic nomination in the past few days. Now, only Rep. Nancy Boyda remains as an uncommitted Kansas superdelegate.

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Dept. of Revenue Reports $51 Million Shortfall in May

Posted: 06/04/2008 - In what legislators already expected to be a tight year fiscally, tax revenue last month in fell nearly 8 percent short of projections, with individual income taxes coming up about $38 million short.

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Polls Find Voters' doubts on McCain, Obama on Economy

Posted: 06/04/2008 - McCain's admitted weakness on economy and a long primary season in which his opponents battered Obama on his economic initiatives have raised voter concerns on what is shaping up to be the top issue this year.

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Clinton Refuses to Bow Out of Race

Posted: 06/04/2008 - After Sen. Obama seemingly secured the Democratic nod Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton says she intends to continue to press on; some believe she is hoping the Illinois senator will tap her shoulder for the vice-presidental slot.

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AP: Obama Clinches Democratic Nomination

Posted: 06/03/2008 - An Associated Press count says Sen. Barack Obama has enough delegates to claim the Democratic Presidential nomination. He won Tuesday's primary in Manhattan, while Sen. Hillary Clinton took South Dakota. Clinton says she'll consult party leaders for her next move.

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Ted Ensley to Seek Another County Commission Term

Posted: 06/03/2008 - 3rd District Shawnee County Commissioner Ted Ensley says he'll seek reelection to the seat representing southeast Shawnee County. He was first elected in 1996.

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Senate Minority Leader Guarantees Ballot Spot

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Sen. Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka, filed Tuesday to seek re-election to his 19th District Kansas State Senate seat. He has served 32 years in the Legislature. Hensley is a teacher in Topeka.

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Sen. Robert Byrd Hospitalized

Posted: 06/03/2008 - The 90 year-old West Virginia Senator was taken to an undisclosed hospital on his doctor's urging after he complained he was feeling lethargic and sluggish.

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Kennedy's Cancer Fight Only Beginning

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Chemotherapy, radiation treatments next up after senator's successful brain tumor surgery. Sen. Kennedy is expected to return home to Massachusetts in about a week.

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Long Primary Season Ends in Big Sky Country

Posted: 06/03/2008 - The long Democratic presidential nomination process winds up Tuesday in South Dakota and Montana with Illinois senator Barack Obama on the cusp o f the nod and expectations looming over what Sen. Clinton will do now.

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Former House Rep Seeks 20th District Senate Seat

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Carolyn Weinhold has filed a petition for election to the seat currently held by Vicki Schmidt, representing southwest Shawnee County. Weinhold says she will fight for affordable health care, early childhood programs, Kansas air and water, and growing small businesses.

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Father, Son Seeking Legislative Seats

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Mark and Dustin Hardison, both Democrats, have filed for separate seats in the Kansas House. Mark is seeking the seat of the late Ted Powers of Mulvane. His son, Dustin, looks to succeed retiring Rep. Vaughn Flora in Topeka.

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State Not Paid Back Quickly for Tiller Reception

Posted: 06/02/2008 - The Governor's office says it took more than a year to be reimbursed for a reception at Cedar Crest with abortion provider Dr. George Tiller. They say Sebelius won the reception at a charity auction.

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