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Retired teacher, cattleman seeking state senate seat

“I’m running now because I don’t want to turn 70 in 10 years and be saying, ‘I wish I would have done that,’ ” Ron Ellis said on his decision to run for state senate seat.

Ron Ellis has his definition of conservative.

July 15th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Government,State,The Vindicator | Read More »

Jefferson County remains in 47th House district

Jefferson County — all of it — remains in the 47th House district following court redistricting in Kansas.

June 19th, 2012 | Posted in Government,State | Read More »

Bruce Hanson will run for 47th district House seat

Bruce Hanson, a 30-year Jefferson County cattle rancher and small businessman, has announced his candidacy for the 47th District in the Kansas House of Representatives.

Bruce Hanson, a 30-year Jefferson County cattle rancher and small businessman, has announced his candidacy for the 47th District in the Kansas House of Representatives. Hanson states he is running for the state legislature to stand up to Gov. Brownback’s radical policies, stating that the few dissenting Republican moderates left in Topeka are powerless to […]

May 28th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Government,State,The Independent | Read More »

Senator Holland brings state issues to Valley Falls

Sen. Tom Holland

The legislative session is loaded by far more issues than any time in the past decade, Sen. Tom Holland told a gathering in Valley Falls.

February 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Government,State | Read More »

Bill aimed at sexually oriented businesses remains in limbo

A bill that was a hot topic a year ago has cooled and the fate remains unclear.

January 24th, 2012 | Posted in Government,State | Read More »

Holland predicts gridlock for 2012 session

Sen. Tom Holland

Kansas Sen. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, and minority whip, says that Kansas will have a budget and redistricting will happen but don’t expect much else.

January 16th, 2012 | Posted in Government,State | Read More »

Rep. Gonzalez more comfortable with a year’s experience

Ramon Gonzalez, R-Perry

This week a year ago he didn’t know where his office was or even which way to go but that’s all changed.

January 16th, 2012 | Posted in Government,State | Read More »

Energy official says EPA should be monitored, not eliminated

by Dennis Sharkey With the heat wave that has lasted for well over a month, many northeast Kansans are probably afraid to open their next electric bill. Other factors including a divided government in Washington have many consumers worried that government overreach could make their electric bills higher. The Environmental Protection Agency has been a […]

August 9th, 2011 | Posted in Government,State | Read More »

Gonzalez appointed to Capitol Authority

House Speaker Mike O’Neal named freshman Rep. Ramon Gonzalez Jr., R-Perry, to the Capitol Area Plaza Authority.

May 14th, 2011 | Posted in Government,State | Read More »

Gonzalez says lawmaker’s remarks helped derail reform

Some remarks made by a southeastern Kansas state representative last month are being blamed for the legislature’s inability to move legislation involving immigration reform forward.

April 26th, 2011 | Posted in County News,Government,State | Read More »

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