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Proposed Bill Would Require Transmission Lines Be Reviewed

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State Representative Sharon Schwarz of Washington recently testified for a bill that would require power transmission line projects to undergo a review by the Kansas Electric Transmission Authority before proceeding to the Kansas Corporation Commission. The proposed legislation was prompted by the K.C.C. granting a Certificate of Convenience to Clean Line Energy, which plans to build an electric transmission line ... Read More »

Nebraska Law Makers Approve Keystone Pipeline Bill

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A bill that would resume a state review of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline has won final approval from Nebraska lawmakers.      Lawmakers voted 44-5 Wednesday to forward the measure to Governor Dave Heineman, who has said he supports the project to pipe oil through Nebraska from western Canada and North Dakota.      The measure authorizes the Nebraska Department ... Read More »

It is official – the Lt. Michael Hugh Breeding Memorial Bridge

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The Kansas House of Representatives has approved a bill to name the future Big Blue River bridge near Blue Rapids as the Lt. Michael Hugh Breeding Memorial Bridge. The measure now goes to the Senate for consideration. Breeding’s plane was shot down in Vietnam on February 12th, 1970. His body was never recovered. Breeding was a native of Blue Rapids 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 »