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Kansas House Speaker response on State of the State

TOPEKA, Kansas – House Speaker Ray Merrick on Tuesday released the following statement after Governor Brownback’s annual State of the State address:

“The state of the state hit many notes that are important to Kansans. 85 more words

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This'n'That; December 17th [Revised]

Yet Another “W-T-F” Moment….
    Didn’t I tell ya…. I told ya, didn’t I…?!?  Another fine example of this phrase:
“Nothin’ ever changes cuz nothin’ ever changes!” 183 more words

Auto Insurance, Energy Top Cotter's Agenda

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Kevin Cotter has four chief priorities as he enters his second and final year as House speaker, and an overhaul and bailout of Detroit’s school district isn’t among them. 120 more words

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Where there's political smoke, there's the oil and gas lobby

Well, isn’t that special: Congress passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill before heading off for a three-week holiday vacation. (You get that much time off?) Brinkmanship is avoided; threats to shut down the government over (this time) Syrian refugees or the Puerto Rican debt crisis are avoided (or, more likely, postponed). 315 more words

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Illinois House Speaker Madigan Misses Budget Meeting

CHICAGO (AP) – The latest Illinois budget discussions between Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative leaders touched on the state’s pension crisis and school funding reform but was missing one key player: House Speaker Michael Madigan. 373 more words

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You Can’t Call It A Do Nothing Congress Anymore

Don’t look now, but Congress is actually about to get a lot done.

This week, newly minted House Speaker Paul Ryan touted mammoth highway and education deals as proof that he is delivering on his promised return to “regular order” and bipartisan compromises that include conservative reforms. 687 more words

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Paul Ryan announces date of State of the Union address

By Deirdre Walsh

CNN Senior Congressional Producer

(CNN) — President Barack Obama on January 12, 2016 will deliver his final State of the Union address. 216 more words

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