Tag: Republican

Cowley College dignitaries take part in Sumner groundbreaking ceremony

WELLINGTON — The dream is becoming a reality. Through hard work and vision from numerous individuals, the groundbreaking ceremony for Cowley College’s Sumner County campus took place Oct. 11 in Wellington. The location of the future campus is east of Walmart, along U.S. 160. Due to recent rain, the groundbreaking […]

South-central Kansas residents vote today in special congressional election

South-central Kansas residents will take part in a special election April 11 to decide who will take the U.S. House of Representatives seat vacated by Mike Pompeo. Pompeo was chosen by President Donald Trump to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency, a position for which he was […]

Kansas House recognizes Etzanoa Conservancy with resolution April 5

TOPEKA — The Kansas House of Representatives on April 5 recognized recent archaeological research pointing to Arkansas City as the site of the huge ancestral Wichita Indian settlement of Etzanoa. House members applauded after approving a resolution read by Anita Judd-Jenkins, the Republican representative from Ark City. Standing behind her […]

Conservancy officials journey to Topeka for House’s Etzanoa resolution

TOPEKA — Rep. Anita Judd-Jenkins, R-Arkansas City, has arranged for Etzanoa and the Etzanoa Conservancy to be recognized with a resolution April 5 in the Kansas House of Representatives. Several individuals who have been involved with the project will meet with Judd-Jenkins at 10 a.m. at the Capitol. They include Etzanoa […]

Deadline to register to vote in April 11 special election is March 21

Voter registration for the special election scheduled for April 11 must be completed on or before March 21. This special election is to elect the Fourth Congressional District representative to the U.S. House. Mike Pompeo was re-elected to the position last November, but subsequently chosen by President Donald Trump to […]

Mid-session legislative forum sees four representatives talk Medicaid, taxes

Four local elected officials gathered March 3 at Sirloin Stockade in Arkansas City to participate in a public forum. Attendees passed in questions written on index cards for the officials to answer. Medicaid expansion, tax bills and revenue streams were among the issues covered during the 90-minute event. The participants […]

Mid-legislative session update: Taxes, school funding, revenues, other bills

I write this letter to you on March 1, right in the middle of our “Turnaround” break. Turnaround is the midpoint of the session — where bills that were introduced in one chamber must pass out of that chamber in order to be considered by the other. There are exceptions — […]

Local representatives to attend legislative forum at 11:30 a.m. March 3

The local chambers of commerce will be host to their first legislative forum of 2017 on March 3. Sen. Larry Alley, R-Winfield; Rep. Anita Judd-Jenkins, R-Arkansas City; and Rep. Ed Trimmer, D-Winfield, will meet with the public from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sirloin Stockade, which is located at […]

Early legislative session update: Taxes dominate discussion in Topeka

It has been about 20 days since my initial newsletter, and with all that has transpired in Topeka on taxes, I wanted to provide you an update. The major subject, as you have likely gathered from news reports, is indeed taxes. Last month, we were supposed to have a debate […]

Alley, Colyer visit with ACHS Leadership students about service projects

Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, Kansas State Board of Education chair Jim McNiece and state Sen. Larry Alley, R-Winfield, visited Arkansas City High School on Jan. 17. During the visit, four ACHS Leadership students shared their service projects with the visiting politicians. These projects are completed each year by high […]