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Author Archives: Mike Schrant

Mike is one of those guys who has spent nearly a lifetime trying to figure out what he wants to do when he grows up. He has split time as a broadcaster and educator having first worked in radio in the early 1970’s while attending junior college. The two careers are directly connected because many of the 25 years as an educator were spent teaching broadcast journalism at the high school and college levels. Mike is married and has three adult children (no grandchildren yet) and enjoys sports, debating politics, gardening, landscaping-hauling rocks, and swapping stories with the "good old boys".

KLA Endorses Moran

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As the August primary approaches, Jerry Moran’s U.S. Senate campaign continues to pick up steam garnering more and more important endorsements. The latest comes from the Kansas Livestock Association. The trade organization, which represents about 55-hundred members involved in beef and dairy businesses, says their endorsement is based on Moran’s long history of advocating policies and programs that support Kansas ... Read More »

Realtors Association Endorses Moran

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“Jerry Moran is the right man to represent Kansas in the U.S. Senate and we are proud to endorse him.” That statement came this past weekend from Kansas Association of Realtors President Brian Jones. In an Overland Park get-together on Sunday, Jones noted Moran’s work on behalf of property owners and the business community just before handing over his organization’s ... Read More »

Governor Signs Transportation Program Bill

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An $8.2-billion transportation program, that’s what will be created by Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson’s stroke of the pen yesterday in a ceremony at a municipal airport hanger in Topeka. The program will rely on revenues from a recently passed sales tax increase. The legislation authorizes up to $1.7-billion in bonds over the program’s 10-year life. The Governor said the measure ... Read More »

KDHE Informational Meeting

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A special meeting will be held in Beloit this evening to help anyone who might have to disturb painted surfaces better understand new regulations in what is called the new Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. Tom Langer with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Lead Program will be conducting the Town Hall Meeting which will be held ... Read More »

Line Item Veto Needed

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The folks in higher education in Kansas got quite a surprise when an error was discovered in an amendment introduced as the state legislature was putting the final touches on the 2010 Budget last week. A wording error in the amendment introduced by in the House by Republican Don Hill from Emporia, could reduce the amount of aid allotted to ... Read More »

Annual Glen Elder Youth Fishing Tournament

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The 6th Annual Glen Elder Youth Fishing Tournament has been set for Saturday, June 5th this year. Volunteer anglers will again be taking the young people out on their boats for the day at Waconda Lake. Lunch will be provided to all of the participants and each of the young people will receive a fishing pole, tackle and prizes. Special ... Read More »

Final EPA “Tailoring Rule”

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First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran is speaking out against the Environmental Protection Agency’s issuance of its final “tailoring rule” which allows the EPA to begin regulating businesses that emit greenhouse gases in the U.S. Moran said, “With the employment rate hovering at nearly 10%, this rule could not come at a worse time for the U.S. economy and the ... Read More »

Contractors Meeting with KDHE

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Representatives from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and All Things Exterior in Beloit will be hosting an informational meeting on new regulations regarding Lead-based paint in housing and how its impacts contractors in Kansas. The meeting is designed to help all contractors, property managers and others who disturb painted surfaces in North Central Kansas understand the new Lead-Based ... Read More »

Public Broadcasting Gets Cut

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Proponents of education funding in the state of Kansas are breathing a heavy sigh of relief with the final draft of the 2010 fiscal year budget having been sent to the Governor’s desk minus any other cuts to education. Public television supporters are not quite so thrilled because the new budget cuts $900,000 to the state’s public broadcasters, more than ... Read More »

Sales Tax Front and Center

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It’s looking more and more like the state’s estimated $400-million revenue deficit in fiscal year 2010, will be taken care of by a 1% sales tax hike. Rival proposals to increase the sales tax from 5.3% to 6.3% emerged in both the Kansas House and Senate yesterday. Both proposals were drafted by coalitions of Democrats and moderate Republicans. The Senate ... Read More »