I'm a reporter covering local government and politics for The Casper Star-Tribune. I've also written for The Kansas City Star, The Omaha World-Herald, The Roanoke Times, The Jefferson City News Tribune and The Columbia Missourian. Mizzou alum.
After taking a break from public office, a former candidate for Kansas governor announced Friday he’ll make another run at being elected to lead the state. Jim Barnett, a Republican who lives in Topeka, announced in an email Friday afternoon that he’ll soon start his campaign for the governor’s office. The formal announcement will happen next week during a two-day, nine-stop tour, according to the email. No stops in the Kansas City area are on the agenda.
Gov. Sam Brownback said Thursday that he will allow a bill allowing public hospitals in Kansas to continue banning concealed firearms to pass into law without his signature. The legislation had bipartisan support when it passed the Kansas Legislature earlier this month over the objections of the National Rifle Association. Under the bill, the state’s psychiatric hospitals and the University of Kansas Health System will be allowed to continue banning concealed handguns in their facilities.
Gov. Sam Brownback signed off on a new school finance formula Thursday, though it remains unclear if the formula increases funding enough to satisfy the Kansas Supreme Court. Senate Bill 19 is the Kansas Legislature’s response to a March ruling from the court that the state had failed to ensure adequate funding for public schools.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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