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Public Affairs: Elaine Bowers – Topeka Government Update

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This week on KNDY Public Affairs we speak with Representative Elaine Bowers, as she gives us an update on the latest government happenings in Topeka. Bowers is a Republican member of the Kansas Senate, representing the 36th district. She has served since 2013. Prior to her election to the Senate, Bowers was a member of the Kansas House of Representatives, ... Read More »

Kansas Senators Re-instate Arts Funding

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The Kansas Senate has voted to save the state Arts Commission as a government agency. Senators voted 24-13 on Wednesday to reject Gov. Sam Brownback‘s plan to convert the commission to a private nonprofit group. The conversion would have saved the state about $575,000 annually. Brownback issued an executive reorganization order to make the change July 1. The Senate‘s action ... Read More »

Republicans Have New Leader in Kansas House

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Republicans in the Kansas House of Representatives take a comfortable 92-33 majority into the new Kansas legislative session in January. And they will do so with a new leader. This morning, Arlen Siegfried of Olathe was elected the new Majority Leader in the Kansas House defeating Richard Carlson of St. Mary’s 54-36. Siegfried replaces Ray Merrick from Stillwell, who was ... Read More »