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Huelskamp Holds First Marysville Town Meeting

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About 50 area residents attended last Thursday’s meeting with Congressman Tim Huelskamp’s at the Marysville City Hall. It was Huelskamp’s first visit to Marshall County since he was elected in November. Huelskamp, a Republican serves on the House agriculture, budget, and veterans affairs committees. Read More »

Kansas Attorney General Elect Will Watch Federal EPA Regulations

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Kansas Attorney General-elect Derek Schmidt announced this week that his office will keep an eye on any environmental regulations coming from the federal government that might exceed federal authority. The Republican Schmidt takes office next month. He said, “I think we’re in a period of time here where it’s going to be important for states’ legal representatives to keep an ... Read More »

State Election Spending Scorecard

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Here’s a quick scorecard tracking the spending at the state level in the upcoming Kansas elections. And the winner is… Kansas Senator Sam Brownback, the Republican Nominee for Governor. Brownback has spent $2.3-million to Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Tom Holland’s $574,000. The Democrats however, don’t lag behind in the 3-other state races. As of late last week, incumbent Democratic Attorney General ... Read More »

Mail-In Ballot Ads have Republicans Crying Foul

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Another Republican candidate for state office is crying foul. Republican Kris Kobach is accusing Democrat Chris Biggs – the incumbent Secretary of State – of improperly using a new, tax-financed television ad to campaign for himself. The 30-second spot instructs viewers in the use of a mail-in ballot. At the end of the ad, a picture of Biggs appears for ... Read More »

Rep. Committee Selects Laura Johnson McNish for County Attorney

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Marshall County Republican Committee members met Wednesday evening in Marysville to consider nominations for Marshall County Attorney, to fill the unexpired term of Brian Carroll, who announced his resignation effective August 30th. Three candidates addressed the committee, Jason Brineger, Laura Johnson McNish, and Brad Lippert.  Brineger, a Marysville resident, is in private practice locally, and had served just over two ... 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 »

Kansas House hears testimony on naming US 77 bridge near Blue Rapids

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A Kansas House committee this week heard testimony in support of a bill naming a bridge in Marshall County in memory of a young Blue Rapids man killed in Vietnam. Representative Sharon Schwartz, a Washington Republican, says she testified before the House Taxation Committee in support of a bill that would name the bridge on U.S. 77 east of Blue ... Read More »

Financing Governor’s Race

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How much will the campaign for the Governor’s job in Kansas cost? No way of telling with the election nearly 10-months away, but the odds-on-favorite Republican Sam Brownback, is already building a substantial war chest for the campaign. The Senator’s campaign office says it has raised more than 1.53 –million dollars in cash contributions in 2009. Campaign Manager David Kensinger ... Read More »