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KS: Big counties weigh state help for DMV costs

By   /  August 31, 2012  /  Kansas, Local Government, News  /  No Comments

County governments seek help for state-level work they now do.

By Gene Meyer | Kansas Reporter
MISSION – Kansas motorists in some of the state’s largest counties may be asked to pay more toward the state’s new Division of Motor Vehicles computer system.
Johnson County, the sprawling Kansas City area suburbs where about one in five Kansas cars and trucks are registered, plans to ask state legislators [...]

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Welcome to Fantasyland: Mayors come to Orlando, forget to discuss pension reform

By   /  June 15, 2012  /  Kansas, News  /  No Comments

By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog
ORLANDO— Mayors from cities across the United States have traded the heated council meetings and stressful budget negotiations of their respective municipalities for the sunshine and amusement parks of central Florida.
Mayors from across the country – including just two from Kansas, Kansas City’s Joe Reardon and Olathe’s Michael Copeland – [...]

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Weekend “Occupy” events in Lawrence and Kansas City

By   /  October 10, 2011  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Kansas  /  3 Comments

LAWRENCE —  On Saturday about 150 attended an “Occupy Lawrence” rally in front of the U.S. Bank building on Massachusetts Avenue in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York.

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Nixon tours Missouri to promote special session

By   /  August 26, 2011  /  Missouri, WatchBlog  /  1 Comment

In an effort to garner support for what he characterizes as a bipartisan jobs package, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is traveling around the state to promote the upcoming special session scheduled for the day after Labor Day.

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Nixon compares governing to horse wrangling

By   /  August 4, 2011  /  Audio, Missouri, News  /  4 Comments

With a special session focusing on economic development set for next month, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said that he wants to focus on creating jobs, adding that bringing both parties together may require a bridle and a whip.

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Nixon touts economic development legislation

By   /  July 27, 2011  /  Missouri, WatchBlog  /  2 Comments

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon crisscrossed the state to gather support for economic development legislation that will be taken up during the upcoming special session of the Missouri General Assembly expected in September.

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