Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell and City Council member Pete Meitzner haven't won over Sedgwick County with their population-based claim on more of the proceeds of the 1 percent countywide sales tax, which they would earmark for the bus system and street repairs. Longwell and Meitzner may have to take their plea to Topeka.
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Dan Giroux, a graduate of Newman University and president of its booster club, announced his campaign as a Democrat in the 4th Congressional District, which covers most of south-central Kansas. The district has not been represented by a Democrat since 1995.
An attorney from Wichita announced Thursday that he will challenge U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo in next November's congressional election. Dan Giroux, a Democrat, is a partner at Dugan & Giroux law firm, which specializes in personal injury, business law and worker's compensation cases.
It seems natural for Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, to have invited Bishop Carl Kemme of the Catholic Diocese of Wichita to be his guest for Pope Francis' Thursday address to Congress. Dozens of other area Catholics have traveled east to experience the first U.S. visit by this "People's Pope."
In the wake of an order moving hundreds of state workers into new positions, legislative Democrats asked the administration Friday to provide documentary justification for the changes. Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley of Topeka and Rep. Jim Ward of Wichita, both Democrats, sent a request for information to Gov. Sam Brownback and the Department of Administration as well as other agencies.
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