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Apr 11, 2014
Kansas saw a number of big news stories this week even with the Kansas Legislature adjoining for their spring break.
Apr 7, 2014
Yesterday, far-right Kansas Republicans passed an education "reform" bill that weakened public schools and stripped Kansas teachers of due process protections. After refusing to comment on the bill and hiding reporters, Governor Brownback praised the bill in a media release while failing to acknowledge any of the unpopular, anti-education reforms that had been slipped in with little debate and no legislative hearings.

News Articles

April 12, 2014

Because the Kansas Supreme Court did not instruct legislators last month precisely how much additional funding it would take to ensure adequate public education -- opting instead to let a lower court figure it out -- lawmakers are ignoring that part of the ruling.

April 10, 2014

Seriously ... what’s the matter with Kansas?

The Kansas House of Representatives passed a bill with bi-partisan support Friday that addressed inequities in school funding as needed to satisfy a March 7 ruling by the Kansas Supreme Court. The 91-31 vote was focused on solving the funding problem and was praised by both Gov. Sam Brownback and Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis, which is a feat. State Rep. Blaine Finch, R-Ottawa, helped bridge the gap with votes for the bi-partisan bill, however, what happened next is where things went awry with parliamentary games and procedural shenanigans.

January 15, 2014

The first real test of the political winds of 2014 will have a Democratic woman, Alex Sink, running in a special election for a House seat in Florida. From there, some of 2014’s most pivotal races will have women at the center, from Alison Lundergan Grimes aiming at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to Michelle Nunn fueling Democratic optimism in red Georgia, to two women running against each other for an open West Virginia Senate seat. Two of the most vulnerable incumbents in the same chamber, Mary Landrieu and Kay Hagan, are also women.

Press Releases

March 3, 2014

Kansas City, KS – Pam Curtis, the long-time Chief of Staff for Wyandotte Unified Government Mayor Joe Reardon, was elected this evening at to succeed the late Rep, Mike Peterson in the 32nd Kansas House District. Curtis ran unopposed and was elected by acclimation by six Democratic precinct committeewomen and committeemen during an election convention held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kansas City, KS.

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