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Wichitan wants Kansans to know there is GOP alternative for governor

Jennifer Winn says her campaign for governor is more than just a symbolic gesture. The Wichita resident wants to pull off the seemingly impossible and knock off an incumbent governor in the Republican primary.

A look at Gov. Brownback’s economic claims

The Kansas City Star examined a handful of the Kansas governor’s statements related to his unprecedented reworking of the state government’s approach to economic issues. We checked those claims against the record.

Campaigns exchange barbs in Pompeo-Tiahrt race

Todd Tiahrt and Mike Pompeo’s campaigns traded barbs Thursday, as an increasingly contentious Republican primary race for Congress moved toward the July 4 weekend.

Former press corps reporter joins Gov. Brownback’s re-election campaign

Gov. Sam Brownback’s re-election campaign announced John Milburn as its new spokesman Thursday.

Gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis unveils plans for tax policy, economic development

The state should stop cutting taxes until base state aid for education is restored to pre-recession levels, Paul Davis, the Democratic candidate for governor, said Monday.

Pompeo, Tiahrt will be at Crime Commission forum on July 7

The Wichita Crime Commission will host a forum featuring Fourth District Congressman Mike Pompeo and his GOP primary opponent Todd Tiahrt on July 7.

Sen. Wagle names East High principal, former Wichita Metro Chamber chairman to education commission

Senate President Susan Wagle stayed close to home in making her selections for a special commission on education, choosing the principal of Wichita’s East High School and a Wichita business leader.

Schodorf proposes changes in Kansas voting rules; Kobach counters

Suspended voters should be allowed to vote until the state repairs the system that has left 18,000 registrants with an incomplete status, said Jean Schodorf, Democratic candidate for secretary of state and a former state senator .

Candidate: Daughter told she didn’t provide proof of citizenship to vote

A candidate for secretary of state said Monday that his daughter received a letter informing her that she had failed to provide proof of citizenship when registering to vote even though she uploaded a picture of her passport to the state’s website.

Proof of citizenship law will be focus of secretary of state race

With Aug. 5 primary elections less than two months away, more than 18,000 potential voters find themselves with an incomplete registration status because their applications have not met the state’s proof of citizenship law. 

Speaker Merrick says ‘red shirts’ comment was mistaken reference to Revolutionary War, not teachers

House Speaker Ray Merrick is facing a backlash over a comment he made that many people think was aimed at teachers, but Merrick claims was in reference to the Revolutionary War.

More than 20,000 remaining Kansas tax refunds won’t go out until July

The state of Kansas still has more than 20,000 tax refunds to distribute, and they won’t go out until July.

Pompeo leads Tiahrt by 17 points in poll

A poll conducted this week shows Rep. Mike Pompeo holding a 17-point lead over challenger Todd Tiahrt in the Republican primary race for the 4th Congressional District.

State approves borrowing $675 million

Kansas leaders agreed Thursday to borrow $675 million to cover the state’s expenses during low-revenue periods of fiscal year 2015 after sparring over the state’s long-term fiscal outlook.

Statehouse visitors can bring concealed firearms next month

Visitors to the Kansas Statehouse will be able to bring concealed firearms starting July 1, House and Senate leaders confirmed Thursday.

Fact check: What Pompeo and Tiahrt were really voting for

Todd Tiahrt has maintained that Rep. Mike Pompeo voted seven times for the Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare.

Kansas Statehouse visitors could soon bring handguns

Visitors to the Kansas Statehouse will be able to bring a concealed handgun beginning July 1 if they have a permit, unless a committee of legislative leaders decides before then to keep the Capitol’s current security measures.

Brownback challenger treading lightly on Kansas taxes

Democratic lawmaker and would-be governor of Kansas Paul Davis speaks directly about what he thinks of Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s income tax cuts.

Environmental groups file lawsuit to protect lesser prairie chickens

Three environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday alleging that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has not done enough to protect the lesser prairie chickens.

E-mail from Schwab campaign address criticizes Koch Industries, Kansas Chamber

An e-mail that appears to be from a Republican lawmaker describes a confrontation with lobbyists from Koch Industries and accuses the company of using its influence in the Kansas Chamber of Commerce to punish him for asking questions.

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