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Nov 19, 2014
For the past few days we've written to you about Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick's comments of public employees.  In case you missed it, here is exactly what he said: "Government employees produce nothing."
Nov 18, 2014
Yesterday we wrote to you about Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick's comments of public employees.  In case you missed it, here is exactly what he said: "Government employees produce nothing."
Nov 17, 2014
Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick of Johnson County offended over 36,000 Kansas State Employees.  Here's exactly what Merrick said: "Government employees produce nothing."

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November 20, 2014

Kansas Democrats have launched an online petition to “Fire Ray Merrick” after the Kansas Speaker of the House was quoted recently saying, “Govern-ment employees produce nothing.”

As of Wednesday afternoon, 1,546 people had gone to changekansas.org/top_petitions and signed the petition. The goal is to reach 3,600 – or about one-tenth of the over 36,000 Kansas state employees.

September 26, 2014

Kansas is the ninth state to sign on with the Health Care Compact Bill, granting these states the right to avoid federal health care regulations.The primary targets are Medicare and Medicaid, the tandem programs providing health benefits for all 65+ persons, disabled and low income. Currently, Congress will still need to authorize the Compact Bill in the next federal legislative session before it becomes law.

August 4, 2014

When it comes to campaign funds, Gov. Sam Brownback's wingman has come in handy.

Twice, Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer has produced a sizable loan to improve the appearance of Brownback's campaign finance status and related support.

On Dec. 31, 2013, Colyer loaned the governor's campaign $500,000 just before a campaign finance filing deadline. Brownback and Colyer called the loan a commitment to a better future for Kansas children, and a way to help the governor take his message to voters.

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October 17, 2014

With early voting under way, the Kansas Democratic Party launched an online Election Center today to provide citizens with information they will need to vote in the upcoming election.

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