Drummond lauds passage of bills targeting illegal marijuana grow operations

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 21, 2023) – Attorney General Gentner Drummond praised state legislators today for approving a trio of measures aimed at addressing the rise of illegal marijuana grow operations in Oklahoma. The bills have passed their legislative chamber of origin and are now headed for the opposite chamber. “Oklahoma’s illegal marijuana grow operations pose […]

Kansas Lawmakers Advance a Plan that Lets an Outside Group Raise Their Pay

KCUR | By Dylan Lysen Published March 16, 2023 at 12:08 PM CDT   Blaise Mesa/Kansas News Service The Kansas House approved a bill that would create an independent commission that sets the compensation package for lawmakers. Supporters argue the commission could increase pay to help more everyday Kansans to run for office. Kansas lawmakers appear on […]

Governor Kelly Delivers Keynote Address at Naturalization Ceremony in Johnson County

JOHNSON COUNTY – Today, Governor Laura Kelly celebrated with 300 new United States citizens during a naturalization ceremony at Johnson County Community College. Governor Kelly delivered the keynote address and Judge Julie A. Robinson, a District Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, presided over the ceremony. “I want to congratulate […]

Kansas House Passes School Choice Bill,Ties it to Special-Ed Funding and Teacher Pay

KMUW | By Suzanne Perez Published March 15, 2023 at 4:04 PM CDT   WICHITA, Kansas — The Kansas House narrowly passed a bill Wednesday that would raise teacher pay and increase funding for special education while also establishing a far-reaching school choice program. The vote sets up a potential quandary for Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly, who supports […]

Kate E. Brubacher Sworn In as U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas

WICHITA, KAN. – Kate E. Brubacher was sworn in as the 42nd presidentially appointed U.S. Attorney (USA) for the District of Kansas on March 10, 2023. She was nominated by President Biden and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. As U.S. Attorney, she is the chief federal law enforcement officer for the District, which encompasses all […]