Daily Archives: Aug. 30, 2010

Moran endorses Pompeo

Fresh from dispatching Rep. Todd Tiahrt in the race for a Kansas Senate seat, Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Hays, on Monday endorsed Republican Mike Pompeo to replace Tiahrt in the House of Representatives.

Heavily favored in the November general election against little-known Democrat Lisa Johnston, Moran said he would “welcome the opportunity to serve side-by- side with Mike Pompeo.”

Both candidates said jobs are their major priority and they hope to relax regulation on businesses in an effort to encourage economic expansion.

Pompeo is running against state Rep. Raj Goyle, D-Wichita, for the 4th District seat that Tiahrt, R-Goddard, gave up to run for Senate.

Kansas officials seek more federal funding for transportation

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WICHITA — State officials  called for increased awareness and more federal funding for rural  transportation in Kansas and the nation.

Speaking in Wichita this morning, Kansas transportation secretary Deb Miller and agriculture secretary Josh Svaty said growing agricultural, energy and military needs will require more than building more roads.

The challenges will have to be met through improved aviation, public transit and rail systems, as well, they said.

Miller and Svaty were responding to a national report, “Connecting Rural and Urban America,” prepared by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, which represents state transportation departments.

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