Archive for April 25th, 2011

Rasmussen Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 42%, Democrats 40%

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Republicans hold just a two-point lead over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending April 24, 2011. This is the narrowest gap between the two parties since October 2009.

The GOP has been consistently ahead on the Generic Ballot since June 2009, leading by as much as 12 points and as little as two. The week before Election Day last November, support for Republicans peaked at 51%, the highest level of support either party has enjoyed in the last two years, but GOP support tapered off after that. Democrats enjoyed a seven-point lead on the Generic Ballot when Barack Obama took office as president in late January 2009, but their support has generally remained in the mid- to upper 30s since June of that year.

Rasmussen generic ballot – Narrowest gap between parties since October 2009

Monday, April 25th, 2011

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May 1 – Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site to host Mother’s Day Tea

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Treat Your Mother to an Afternoon Tea this Mother’s Day
In honor of Mother’s Day, the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site will host a Mother’s Day Tea from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 1.  The event is open to mothers and daughters ages 12 and up.  Event participants will learn about 19th Century etiquette, make a craft, and enjoy treats, tea and a stagecoach ride.  Musical entertainment will be provided.

Tickets are $12 per person and Olathe residents receive a $2 discount.  Reservations may be made by calling the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm at (913) 971-5111, emailing Mahaffie@olatheks.org, or visiting the historic site, 1200 Kansas City Rd., Wednesdays through Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or Sundays noon to 4:00 p.m.  The registration deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29.

Olathe – Discount Season Pool Passes Available Until April 30

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Discount Season Pool Passes Available Until April 30; Extended Office Hours
Saturday, April 30 is the last day to purchase City of Olathe swimming pool passes with the early splash discount.  Family season passes are discounted $10 and include admission for up to six family members.  Individual season passes are discounted $5.  The Parks and Recreation office will extend its hours this week to better accommodate those wishing to purchase season passes.  The office, located at 200 W. Santa Fe, will stay open until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26 and Thursday, April 28.  The office will also open from 9:00 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 30.  Swim season officially begins Saturday, May 28. For more information, visit http://www.OlatheKs.org/ParksRec or call 971-6263.

KU collecting unwanted prescription drugs for disposal April 28 on Wescoe Beach

Monday, April 25th, 2011

KU collecting unwanted prescription drugs for disposal April 28 on Wescoe Beach

LAWRENCE – University of Kansas student organizations and academic departments are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration to give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. (more…)

Michael Barone on unaffordable public pensions – The End of the Defined Benefit

Monday, April 25th, 2011

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Republican Sen. Mike Lee in National Review, opposing debt ceiling increase: What we need is a balanced-budget amendment

Monday, April 25th, 2011

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Utah Senator Mike Lee to oppose debt ceiling increase

Monday, April 25th, 2011

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What we need is a balanced-budget amendment

Monday, April 25th, 2011

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National Shooting Sports Foundation Awards $480,552 to State Agencies for Hunting Projects

Monday, April 25th, 2011

April 25, 2011

For more information contact:

Bill Brassard
203-426-1320

NSSF Awards $480,552 to State Agencies
for Hunting Projects

Focus on research, e-marketing and developing lifelong hunters

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Nine state wildlife agencies and one regional organization have been awarded $480,552 in grants by the National Shooting Sports Foundation to fund programs that will work to expand hunting opportunities for all ages. (more…)

Nintendo to launch new Wii in 2012 as profit slips

Monday, April 25th, 2011

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April 27 – AFP luncheon on KPERS with Dr. Barry Poulson

Monday, April 25th, 2011

AFP-Kansas/Kansas Policy Institute Policy Luncheon

featuring

Dr. Barry Poulson

and

Utah State Senator Dan Liljenquist

at

11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 27

Capitol Plaza Hotel, Emerald Ballroom I & II

Dr. Poulson will discuss “A Comprehensive Reform of the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System” and will outline several reforms already being implemented in other states with a similar pension situation. Sen. Liljenquist led a similar effort in the state of Utah, and he will discuss that state’s pension reforms.

Please RSVP at 785.354.4237 or by emailing dsontag@afphq.org

Shawnee County Treasurer’s office to expand hours to try to reduce waits

Monday, April 25th, 2011

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Topeka Habitat for Humanity seeks store workers

Monday, April 25th, 2011

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Kansas House Republican public pension leader wants to change to 401(k)-style plan, from defined benefit

Monday, April 25th, 2011

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KSU police investigate pop bottle bombs

Monday, April 25th, 2011

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Phillip and Cathy Cosby – Community Defense Act and Sexually Oriented Businesses

Monday, April 25th, 2011
SOB SHOWDOWN - THE COMMUNITY DEFENSE ACT
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Greetings!
Some Kansas legislators have their head in the sand in regards to Sexually Oriented
Businesses (SOBs) and their negative effects on communities.  Please contact them
now to keep CDA intact. (more…)

Benefit concert for Padre Pio Academy, May 7 in Shawnee – featuring Michael John Poirier

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Visit Padre Pio Academy for more information.

Op-Ed, Kansas Family Policy Council – Veto Session Alert

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Serving and Strengthening

Kansas Families
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“Build up, build up, prepare the road! Remove the obstacles out of the way of my
people.” Isaiah 57:14
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Veto Session Begins!

April 27th, 28th & 29th

Prayer on the Hill will be there

We need your prayers!

We also need you to call :

Senator Steve Morris

steve.morris@senate.ks.gov [mailto:steve.morris@senate.ks.gov]

620-544-2084 – hm phone

785-296-2419

Rep. Mike O’Neal

mike.oneal@house.ks.gov [mailto:mike.oneal@house.ks.gov]

620-669-9426 hm phone

785-296-2302

Please tell them we want Sexually Oriented Businesses Regulated. We don’t just
want them 1,000 feet away from our schools, churches and day cares, we want more!

We want all the regulations that were in the original Community Defense Act. They
include being closed from midnight to 6 a.m., distance between patron and dancers,
no VIP Rooms. (more…)

Washington Examiner – Libya, Syria expose Obama’s foreign policy incoherence

Monday, April 25th, 2011

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