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Jan 15, 2015
I’m Anthony Hensley, Democratic Leader of the Kansas Senate, and this is the response to Governor Brownback’s 2015 State of the State message. 
Jan 10, 2015
The Kansas Democratic Party's District Committees will hold reorganization meetings over the course of the next two weeks.
Dec 1, 2014
Please join us in congratulating the newly elected leaders of the Kansas House Democratic Caucus, lead by new Minority Leader Tom Burroughs.

News Articles

January 1, 2015

In 2008, Kansas’ state aid for schools was reaching new heights.

Pushed by a court ruling a few years earlier, the Legislature had raised funding by hundreds of millions of dollars, part of a three-year phase-in.

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 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.

Press Releases

February 21, 2015

On February 6, 2015, at the request of Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the Senate Committee on Federal and State Affairs introduced Senate Bill 166, an act enacting the rule of law restoration act.

January 27, 2015

TOPEKA - The Kansas Democratic Party proudly announces that Martin O'Malley, former Governor of Maryland, will deliver the keynote speech at the KDP's Washington Days banquet on Saturday, March 7, 2015.  The banquet will be held at the Downtown Topeka Ramada Convention Center Regency Ballroom at a time to be determined.

January 12, 2015

Governing, like raising a family, also takes character and courage, strength to meet obligations and accept responsibilities. Governor, we hope you find the character, courage and strength in your second term you need to meet the largest fiscal and constitutional challenge Kansas has ever faced.


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