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Have you written a letter to or spoken with your state legislator regarding an issue this year?

Response Percent
Yes, concerning multiple issues.
 
41%
No, I have not contacted my legislator.
 
33%
Yes, concerning gun laws.
 
16%
Yes, concerning election laws.
 
8%
Yes, concerning education.
 
0%
Yes, concerning the economy, taxes or the state budget.
 
0%
Total 12
Videos
Kansas officials to urge schools to teach financial literacy
May 13, 2015
Kansas legislators and State Board of Education members are launching a campaign to encourage public schools to teach students financial literacy.
Ray Cox remembered as truly dedicated to his community
May 13, 2015
Not even cancer could keep Ray Cox from fulfilling his service to the community. Even in the last few months, when his fight against the disease became the hardest, Cox attended every USD 204 Board of Education meeting possible.
Kansas legislators considering tax fixes to fill shortfall
May 13, 2015
Kansas legislators are continuing to discuss proposals to raise taxes to fill a projected budget shortfall as the end of their annual session nears.
Basehor fundraiser carries on tradition of support for Safe Harbor
May 13, 2015
There will be a lot more healthy dogs looking for their forever home later this month after Holy-Field Vinyard in Basehor sponsors its annual “Ladies Night” on May 21.
USD 458 receives good bond news
May 13, 2015
It was announced at Monday ’s Basehor-Linwood USD 458 Board of Education meeting that the school board did indeed keep its promise regarding the 2015 bond issue.
Kansas legislators agree on local elections compromise
May 12, 2015
Kansas legislators have agreed to move local elections to the fall in odd-numbered years.
Brownback makes appointments to commissions, boards
May 12, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has announced new appointments to four state boards and commissions.
Edwardsville councilman accused of making racist statements
May 12, 2015
A newly elected Edwardsville City Council member is being investigated after a teen says he made threats and called her racial slurs in a May 3 incident in Bonner Springs.
Parent thanks USD 204 staff for education of her special-needs son
May 12, 2015
Steven’s diagnosis came on Oct. 5, 1998: High Functioning Autism.
Widespread rains boost Kansas crops
May 12, 2015
Widespread rains helped boost farm crops and replenish soil moisture across Kansas.
Kansas House panel to consider consumption tax increases
May 12, 2015
A Kansas House panel is preparing to debate proposals to increase the state’s sales, gasoline and cigarette taxes.
Kansas House panel passes bill to end business tax break
May 12, 2015
Kansas would repeal tax break championed by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback under a bill that cleared a legislative committee Monday with bipartisan support, as members worked on a package of tax increases to erase a projected budget deficit.
Time running out for Uber compromise, Kansas senator says
May 11, 2015
A Kansas state senator says time is running out for ride-hailing company Uber to come to a compromise with the Legislature over regulations.
Weekend a reminder that ‘all’s well that ends well’
May 11, 2015
Last week, I had a frustrating, busy and in many ways unique Saturday and Sunday.
Remember When for May 14, 2015
May 11, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Kansas lawmakers must finish this week to avoid overtime
May 11, 2015
Kansas legislators must wrap up their business for the year within a week to avoid having their annual 90-day session go into overtime.
Government groups work across state lines in Kansas City
May 11, 2015
The four largest government units in the Kansas City metropolitan area are working together to address issues impacting the region on both sides of the Kansas/Missouri state line.
Basehor-Linwood boys finish sixth at Piper
May 11, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood boys track and field team finished sixth at the Piper Invitational on Friday, collecting a total of 46 points.
Basehor-Linwood girls take second at Piper
May 11, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood girls track and field team took second place at the Piper Invitational on Friday, scoring a total of 116 points.
Kansas GOP touts school funding law; districts look to cut
May 10, 2015
Public school districts across Kansas are cutting programs, shedding jobs, ending the school year early and blaming it on the state’s new school funding law, even as the conservatives who advocated it tout the changes as a generous step forward for education.