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Lincoln legislator targets school budget issue as “priority” bill


State Senator Roy Baker of Lincoln is apparently the first legislator to name his priority bill for this 90-day session. Senator Baker, who represents southern Lancaster County and all of Gage County, has chosen LB 431, which would adjust the formal bid process threshold school districts face on construction or repair projects. The current level […] Read More »

Concannon Speaks About Legislative Session


One of the attendees at the ceremony yesterday afternoon was Freshman State Representative Susan Concannon from Beloit. She spoke with me about the just completed 2013 session after the ceremony. Concannon said the compromise over the state sales tax that finally made it possible to pass the state’s $13.8-billion budget accomplished several things. It moved the lawmakers away from – ... Read More »

Facility Reopens


Kansas Secretary of Corrections Ray Roberts has announced that to address the need for additional prison capacity, pending approval of the Governor’s budget by the 2012 Kansas Legislature, the former Labette Correctional Conservation Camp at Oswego in Labette County will be renovated for the purpose of housing 262 inmates who are primarily elderly and infirmed. The facility would be scheduled ... Read More »

State Park Hours


The Prairie Dog State Park office will no longer be open on weekends for the remainder of this camping season due to budget cuts.  Office hours will be Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  The self-pay station in front of the office can be utilized to purchase camping and vehicle permits.  Licenses and permits can also be purchased online or through ... Read More »