Daily Archives: Oct. 29, 2009

Wichita Tea Party IV to have a more national flavor

Rivoli Revue, scheduled to sing at tea party

Rivoli Revue, scheduled to sing at tea party

Wichita’s Tea Party IV will be a much more national affair than the first three, according to organizers who have now released the speaking and music lineup.

Instead of the local political figures who have addressed the conservative gatherings in the past, the event scheduled Wednesday at the Lawrence-Dumont Stadium parking lot will feature leaders of national political action committees and a man who claims to have been beaten outside a town hall meeting in Missouri for his opposition to national health care.

The event will center around a visit by the “Tea Party Express II,” a bus tour titled “Countdown to Judgment Day.” Read More »

State Commerce Secretary David Kerr leaves for Missouri

TOPEKA – Kansas Secretary of Commerce David Kerr is crossing the state line to serve as Missouri’s Secretary of Economic Development, the governor’s office announced on Thursday.

Kerr joined the department two years ago.

Gov. Mark Parkinson, a Democrat, praise Kerr’s leadership during difficult economic times.

“Despite the global recession, he led our state to a record $12.47 billion in exports, marking the fourth straight year Kansas has achieved an all-time high in export growth,” Parkinson said in a written statement.

The governor’s office said he would announce his nominee for Commerce Secretary on Friday morning.