The Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association is holding its 77th annual KIOGA Convention in Wichita this week. The event is attended each year by Kansas business owners who work in the oil and gas industry. This year’s spotlight has turned to the Lesser Prairie Chicken.
Monday morning’s agenda at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel included a panel discussion with Kansas’ congressional delegation. They fielded questions about federal legislation and the oil and gas industries.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach predicts 22% of registered voters will cast a ballot in next Tuesday's primary election.
That's similar to the statewide turnout in the 2008 primary, which he says is the one most like this year's contest.
Higher turnout is expected this year in the Wichita area, where former Republican Congressman Todd Tiahrt is trying to take back his old seat from incumbent Congressman Mike Pompeo. Kobach says this could mean 30% of registered voters in the district might show up at the polls.
Rep. Mike Pompeo issued a press release Friday saying that House Speaker John Boehner is putting him the committee that oversees the U.S. Intelligence Agency.
The committee is charged with oversight of the United States Intelligence Community, which includes the intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the CIA, NSA, and more than a dozen other elements of the U.S. Government, as well as the Military Intelligence Program.