April 9, 2004
New pictures on the website and “Inside Kansas Politics” coverage…
Personal Activities and Education
Check out the new pictures of me filing for re-election on the website!
“Inside Kansas Politics” is a hit! Many of you listened in on Saturday morning, and we appreciate your support. Thank you to those who wrote and shared kind words… It was a fun show, and we are certainly beefing up the agenda this week as we take on education finance. Our special in-studio guests will be Representative (and Shawnee Mission School Board Member) Cindy Neighbor, and Dr. Tom Trigg, Superintendent of the Blue Valley School District.
- Johnson County SUN coverage – check out the Shawnee/Lenexa, and maybe the Olathe versions of the Sun for a front-page, above-the-fold story on “Inside Kansas Politics”.
- Someone was listening at the U.S. Board of Education, and we may have a surprise guest on the phones tomorrow…
- FOX 4 News may be coming out tomorrow to catch us LIVE on the show!
We look forward to your comments and calls to 913-491-TALK (8255). Listen in LIVE on Hot Talk 1510 AM.
Governor Signs Bills into Law
The Governor signed 20 new laws. Those of interest:
- Makes clear that involuntary manslaughter while driving drunk or drug-impaired is a person felony for criminal history purposes.
- Established seven-day minimum for any pay-day loan, with a limit of three loans in 30 days.
- The “stealing from grandma” bill – increasing fines for mistreatment of a dependent adult.
- Two bills that I carried on the floor – both relatively innocuous, regarding funeral directors and dead bodies… ick. But they both passed all the way through.
- Repealing old or obsolete statutes.
Question of the Week
Last Week’s Question: The deciding vote against impeaching President Andrew Johnson in 1868 was made by a Senator from Kansas. What was his name and occupation?
Answer and Winner: Joan Markman of Lenexa wins a Kansas Seal lapel pin and one of my refrigerator magnets. The Kansas Senator that cast the deciding vote against impeaching President Andrew Johnson in 1868 was Senator Edmund Ross. He was a newspaperman.
NEW QUESTION: In 2000, the Women of the Senate released a book detailing their tracks to the Senate Chamber. How many women were in the Senate at the time, and what was the title of their book?
17th District, KS House
Serving Lenexa and Shawnee