Scott Schwab http://kmuw.org en Is A State Lawmaker Being Punished Politically For Questioning Koch Lobbyists? http://kmuw.org/post/state-lawmaker-being-punished-politically-questioning-koch-lobbyists <p>A conservative Kansas House member is accusing Koch Industries of trying to punish him politically for questioning the company’s lobbying against the state’s renewable energy standards for utilities.</p><p>Olathe Republican Scott Schwab says the Kansas Chamber of Commerce is not endorsing him in the August 5th Republican primary because of a confrontation he had with Koch lobbyists last year.</p><p>The chamber and Koch Industries oppose a law requiring utilities to have renewable resources account for 20 percent of their total capacity for generating electricity by 2020.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:43:37 +0000 Associated Press 36082 at http://kmuw.org Kan. Lawmaker Disappointed With Driver's License Policy Shift http://kmuw.org/post/kan-lawmaker-disappointed-drivers-license-policy-shift <p>The chairman of the Kansas House Elections Committee says he's disappointed that the Department of Revenue no longer plans to require people to provide proof of legal U.S. residence to renew their driver's licenses.<br><br>Olathe Republican Scott Schwab says legislators assumed the driver's license requirement was coming when they enacted a law requiring new voters to provide proof of their U.S. citizenship when registering.<br><br>Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan says the shift is a response to signals from federal officials about what states must do to make driver's licenses secure.<br> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:59:24 +0000 Associated Press 23547 at http://kmuw.org