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Daily Archives: June 29, 2012
June 29, 20126:01 a.m.
Asked by Time’s Swampland blog what the U.S. Supreme Court’s immigration decision means for Kansas, Secretary of State Kris Kobach predicted efforts to pass laws mandating that businesses use E-Verify and law enforcement check immigration status, a la Arizona. And he didn’t sound much like a neutral state elections official. “But it will all be dependent on what happens in the Aug. 7 primary,” he said. “Each state has its own little game: In Kansas we had a very conservative House and we had a very moderate/liberal Senate, and there was this coalition of Republican moderates who would align themselves with Democrats and had a governing majority and would defeat conservative legislation. In the Aug. 7 primary it will be determined whether it will be a conservative Republican majority or a moderate/liberal Republican majority. If the conservatives take control of the Kansas Senate, then I think you will see legislation like Arizona’s have a good chance of succeeding.”
By Rhonda Holman | |
June 29, 20126:00 a.m.
Wichitans aren’t the only ones who have had to put up with long lines at the Kansas Division of Motor Vehicles, made even longer by regular computer crashes. Waits at the Lawrence DMV can be more than three hours. In Johnson County, the waits can be more than six hours. Topeka’s DMV closes its lines at noon in order to get people through by 4:30 p.m. “The lines still resemble those for the best rides at the biggest amusement parks,” wrote KansasReporter.org. “Minus the eventual thrills, of course.”
By Phillip Brownlee | |