Kansas government

Roberts raises fears about terrorists in Kansas
02:37 p.m., October 30, 2014 Updated 04:39 p.m.
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is raising concerns that President Barack Obama may try to place terrorist suspects at a Kansas military prison — and is forcefully vowing to stop it — as he taps into the potential fears of voters during the closing days of a tight re-election campaign.
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Key GOP figures say little about Roberts’ record
October 31, 2014
The big-name Republicans parading through Kansas tout Sen. Pat Roberts as the key to breaking Democratic control of the chamber, but seldom do they mention his record over 34 years in Congress.
Kansas tax collections fall $23M short in October
04:54 p.m., October 31, 2014 Updated 07:06 p.m.
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s fiscal policies were dealt an apparent blow Friday when the Kansas Department of Revenue reported state tax receipts came in $23 million short of projections in October and $46.5 million short for the first four months of the fiscal year.
Federal judge in Kansas says he’ll decide soon in gay marriage case
04:13 p.m., October 31, 2014 Updated 05:08 p.m.
The Kansas attorney general’s office has argued that a federal court should not weigh in on the state’s gay marriage ban until the Kansas Supreme Court has reviewed it. By Peter Hancock
Kansas Democratic Party contributes $90K to Davis
October 31, 2014
A finance report shows that the Kansas Democratic Party contributed $90,000 in the past week to gubernatorial nominee Paul Davis’ campaign against Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.
Paul Davis stops in Lawrence to cast ballot; advance voting open until 7
October 31, 2014
Democratic candidate for Kansas governor Paul Davis, the House Minority Leader from Lawrence, stopped by the Douglas County Courthouse to cast his vote on Friday morning. Douglas County voters can cast advance ballots at four different locations until 7 p.m. Friday night.
Majority of early voters in Kansas are Republicans
08:07 a.m., October 31, 2014 Updated 11:31 a.m.
More registered Republicans have cast early votes in Kansas than voters affiliated with other parties in the state, and GOP officials are trumpeting the data as a sign that Gov. Sam Brownback and U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts are headed toward re-election after tough races.
Judge to hold hearing in Kansas gay marriage suit
October 31, 2014
A federal judge is to hear a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging Kansas’ ban on same-sex marriage.
Kansas State football coach Snyder endorses Sen. Roberts
09:42 a.m., October 30, 2014 Updated 12:23 p.m.
Beloved Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder on Thursday endorsed Sen. Pat Roberts for re-election and is appearing in a new television ad for the three-term Republican incumbent, potentially giving the GOP a boost in a race with national implications.
Four Kansas education commissioner candidates named
October 30, 2014
The Kansas State Board of Education has identified four candidates for state education commissioner.


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