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Congressman Huelskamp Accepting Applications for Interns

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WASHINGTON — The Office of Congressman Tim Huelskamp is now accepting applications for an internship opportunity in the Washington, D.C., Salina, Dodge City, and Hutchinson, Kansas offices. “I encourage applications for internships from college students or recent graduates who want to learn firsthand how Congress operates and how federal legislation affects Kansas,” Congressman Huelskamp said. “This is a unique experience ... 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 »

New Licensing Requirements for Teens Starting January 1

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Kansas’ new Graduated Driver’s License legislation (House Bill 2143) takes effect January 1, 2010. This new legislation was developed to help young drivers obtain more experience, and become safer drivers prior to becoming a fully licensed driver. The new restrictions address key issues that can create problems for a novice driver, such as late night driving, use of electronic devices, ... Read More »

Moran Introduces H.R. 3806

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First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran has introduced legislation that would support Kansas rural hospitals and help the patients they serve. The measure called the Enhanced Rural Health Care Extension Act of 2009 or H.R. 3806. If passed, it would extend funding for the Rural Community Hospital Program and allow Kansas hospitals to be considered for participation. Kansas was not ... Read More »

Moran Votes for PayGo

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First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran voted in favor of legislation preventing larger federal deficits. The House passed the legislation that would reinstate a “pay-as-you-go” statute that requires new spending to be paid for with cuts to other programs. The new legislation will make it difficult for the White House and Congress to enact mandatory spending changes that increase the ... Read More »

Closing Guantanamo Bay Could Impact Kansas

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President Barack Obama has ordered the closure of the detention facility at the Guantanamo Bay Naval base before the end of the year. That’s got a lot of Kansans nervous because there is a great deal of speculation that Ft. Leavenworth, in the northeastern part of the state, will be the new home for the 250 detainees currently housed at ... Read More »