Tag: Susan Wagle

It was a popularity contest of sorts on Monday at the Capitol when Republicans and Democrats in the Legislature decided who will be their leaders when the session starts next month. This means a couple…

TOPEKA — Democrats blasted Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle on Friday for recent comments she made about the desire to redraw legislative and congressional district boundaries in Kansas to favor Republicans. Wagle, a Republican from…

A gaffe, one famous political writer once explained, is when a politician accidentally tells the truth. By that measure, Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle came up with a show-stopper in late September, while speaking to…

Kansans who listened to any part of Friday’s meeting of the State Finance Council first would be amazed, then embarrassed, and finally outraged about the way their government is run. The council convened by telephone…

MANHATTAN — The Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate agreed in a live-streamed Saturday morning debate that they want to do all they can for the president and his policies. They differed mostly on who…

When they said to self-isolate, the Kansas GOP must have heard “self-immolate.” Those of you who merely want a secure and prosperous nation — with a limited and accountable government, and judges and justices who…

The behavior of Kansas Senate Republicans during a caucus meeting Thursday is beyond disappointing. It’s cynical. It’s mendacious. And it should be disqualifying for some who hope to lead the people of Kansas in the…

To the 76 Catholic nuns who signed a letter urging the Kansas Legislature to pass Medicaid expansion, we say, thank you for your courage. In the letter, the nuns say it is “deeply immoral” for…

In democracies, majorities rule, right? The candidate with the most votes wins the election, and a majority vote in the legislature means that a bill is passed.  In Kansas, the math seems remarkably simple. The…

The timing suggests that Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle thought she would get something very specific and very valuable — glamorous, really — in return for her 2018 “yes” vote for racetrack casinos, after years…