The FBI is examining whether Governor Sam Brownback’s former chief of staff and a lobbying and consulting firm he helped found are trading on their ties to the governor to benefit themselves and others financially.
A person familiar with the inquiry told The Associated Press the FBI has been looking for several months into the activities of Brownback's confidante David Kensinger and his Topeka firm, Parallel Strategies. Kensinger and two former Brownback staffers formed last year.
U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren says Kansas and Arizona will get more time to respond to federal election officials’ request for a stay.
Melgren’s recent ruling requires them to enforce Kansas and Arizona’s new laws requiring voters to prove U.S. citizenship when registering to vote.
In March, Melgren ordered The U.S. Election Assistance Commission to change the national voter registration form to add special instructions for Arizona and Kansas residents about those states’ proof-of-citizenship requirements.
Yesterday afternoon Wichita’s Public Works & Utilities Department gave a presentation on the future of water supply in the area. City Council members were in attendance and ideas concerning both conservation, as well as new sources of water, were discussed.
Wichita’s Public Works Director Alan King presented a power point demonstration about what could be done to sure up the city’s water supply until the year 2060. King’s model included five plans that he said take into consideration both effectiveness and the city’s budget.