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Do you think local elections should be moved to November and made partisan, as suggested in Kansas's Senate Bill 171?

Response Percent
No, I don’t think any change is needed.
 
59%
Yes, I support both proposed changes.
 
20%
I support the election date change but think local elections should remain non-partisan.
 
17%
I agree local elections should be partisan, but they should remain in April.
 
1%
Total 67
Videos
No. 2 Basehor-Linwood crushes Tonganoxie
March 5, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood boys basketball team cruised to a 81-46 sub-state victory over Tonganoxie on Thursday evening at Piper High School.
New Kansas schools plan has funds for budget emergencies
March 5, 2015
Republican legislative leaders in Kansas are responding to a key concern about their new school funding plan by including a proposal to set aside dollars for extraordinary needs.
Kansas governor talks tax policy with Missouri lawmakers
March 5, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback touted his income tax policies Wednesday during a visit to Missouri’s capital city, telling Republican legislators and business groups there that “the seeds of growth” are starting to sprout in his state despite a projected budget shortfall approaching $600 million.
Top Kansas GOP lawmakers to unveil school funding proposal
March 5, 2015
Top Republicans in the Kansas Legislature are preparing to outline their plan for overhauling how the state distributes money to public schools, a key issue as lawmakers work to close a projected budget shortfall.
Health officials confirm tuberculosis case in Olathe
March 5, 2015
Johnson County and Kansas health officials say a student at an eastern Kansas high school has been diagnosed with tuberculosis.
2015 Candidate questionnaire: Gary Johnson, USD 458 Board of Education
March 5, 2015
Gary Johnson is running for the Position 3 seat on the USD 458 Board of Education, which covers the southern portion of the Basehor-Linwood school district. Jeanette Klamm is also running for the seat. The following are Johnson’s responses to the Chieftain/Sentinel’s candidate questionnaire.
2015 Candidate questionnaire: Jeanette Klamm, USD 458 Board of Education
March 5, 2015
Jeannette Klamm is running for the Position 3 seat on the USD 458 Board of Education, which covers the southern portion of the Basehor-Linwood school district. Gary Johnson also is running for the seat. The following are Klamm’s responses to The Chieftain/Sentinel’s candidate questionnaire.
Brownback court appointee faces confirmation hearing
March 4, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s latest Court of Appeals appointee, who faces her first confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, lectured and studied at the conservative law group Alliance Defending Freedom.
Kansas hosts regional water supply meetings
March 4, 2015
Kansas is planning a series of public meetings across the state this month to set regional water supply goals and priorities.
Trowbridge, Bobcats hungry for more success
March 4, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood wrestlers took sixth place as a team at the KSHSAA Class 4A state championships in Salina on Saturday, led by gold medal winner Jon Trowbridge.
Basehor-Linwood powerlifters win at West Franklin
March 4, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood powerlifting program crushed the competition at the West Franklin tournament over the weekend, winning the men, women and junior divisions by decisive margins.
Organization Orientation: Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Kiwanis Club
March 4, 2015
Learn about the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Kiwanis Club, which has its annual fundraiser, a pancake breakfast, this weekend.
Face to Face: Basehor-Linwood high coach Ross Schwisow
March 4, 2015
Basehor-Linwood High School’s Ross Schwisow discusses strength and conditioning in this week’s Face to Face.
Kansas governor not backing off cuts to schools, higher ed
March 4, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget director says he’s not planning to back off cuts in funding for public schools and state universities even though tax collections were better than expected last month.
Wyandotte County deputy shot during robbery
March 4, 2015
Wyandotte County officials say an off-duty deputy was shot and critically wounded when he walked into a convenience store early Wednesday during an armed robbery.
Kansas court considers handling of school funding lawsuit
March 3, 2015
The Kansas Supreme Court is considering whether a lower-court panel should still review a lawsuit over state funding for public schools.
Report: Kansas wheat faring mostly well so far this winter
March 3, 2015
Kansas wheat crops and livestock are in generally positive shape so far this winter.
Kansas to hold meetings, consider options for drone usage
March 3, 2015
Kansas is exploring how it fits in the new world of drones as residents express their desire to use the technology.
Bonner small business awarded by SBDC
March 3, 2015
The Kansas Small Business Development Center statewide network recently announced the 2015 Existing and Emerging Businesses of the Year, including one local business.
Character development key for youngest scouts
March 3, 2015
A couple of weeks ago, I had the honor of speaking to the Cub Scout Pack 3149 Blue and Gold Banquet.

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