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Rep. Gonzalez accepts apology from Peck regarding his recent comment

The national spotlight was on Kansas last week for the wrong reason and one local lawmaker was dragged into the discussion.

March 26th, 2011 | Posted in Government,State | Read More »

Strip club restrictions bill to be heard by Senate committee

The Kansas House of Representatives moved a bill forward last week that will regulate sexually oriented businesses.

March 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Government,State | Read More »

Holland debates issues with Jefferson County voters

Jefferson County residents got an opportunity to participate in the government process Saturday and they took full advantage.

March 8th, 2011 | Posted in County,County Commission,Government,State | Read More »

Senate Democrats elect Holland as caucus whip

State Sen. Tom Holland (D-3rd District), Baldwin City, has been elected to one of the state’s top legislative leadership positions as caucus whip.

February 24th, 2011 | Posted in County News,Government,State | Read More »

New chief of staff for senate majority leader has local ties

Stephanie Mullholland’s new job is chief of staff for Kansas Senate Majority Leader Jay Elmer, R-McPherson, and her new office is behind the Senate Chambers of the Kansas State House.

February 16th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Government,State,The Independent | Read More »

Bill in Kansas House could put restrictions on strip clubs

Kansas legislators are working on a bill that would make a proposed strip club near Meriden illegal.

February 16th, 2011 | Posted in County News,Government,Meriden,Municipalities,State | Read More »

Gonzalez making himself at home in Topeka

Like a freshman going to his first day of high school Rep. Ramon Gonzalez, R-Perry, was trying to find his way around.

February 8th, 2011 | Posted in County,Featured,Government,State,The Vindicator | Read More »

Tafanelli sworn is an new adjutant general

Kansas Adjutant General-select, Brig. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, was sworn in and received his new rank of major general in Kansas in a pinning ceremony Jan. 28.

February 7th, 2011 | Posted in County News,Government,State | Read More »

Gonzalez edges Malm for 47th District seat

by Dennis Sharkey Ramon Gonzalez can add state legislator to his resume. The Perry police chief and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department detective was elected by 24 Republican delegates of the Kansas House 47th District on Saturday to serve the term of Lee Tafanelli who resigned last month after being appointed Kansas adjunct general by Gov. […]

January 13th, 2011 | Posted in County News,Government,State | Read More »

Lee Tafanelli on the Kansas Legislature

by Clarke Davis The U.S. Senate confirmed Lee Tafanelli’s new rank as brigadier general before it adjourned Dec. 22 and he received his general’s star in a ceremony in Topeka Dec. 28. The people of the 47th District elected Tafanelli to a sixth term as their representative in November, but Governor-elect Sam Brownback has tapped […]

January 9th, 2011 | Posted in County News,Featured,Government,State,The Vindicator | Read More »

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