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(AP) Barnett calls for break in unemployment taxes: Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett is calling for a temporary halt to the collection of unemployment taxes paid by employers in Kansas. ... On Tuesday, Sebelius said a growing trust fund indicates economic growth and fewer people seeking benefits. "The last thing you want to do is deplete a fund, only to find out six or eight months from now that you're going to need it. I'm looking forward to getting that recommendation" from the advisory panel, Sebelius said. "All signals are that we definitely have a growing economy."
(LJW) AG candidate says he'll halt abortion clinic investigations: Democrat Paul Morrison said Tuesday that if elected attorney general he would end an investigation into two abortion clinics and instead commit the office's resources to other uses, such as prosecuting domestic violence. ... Kline's campaign criticized Morrison for his comments on the abortion clinic probe and said Kline had done a good job raising awareness of domestic violence.
3rd District Congress
(KPR) Campaign interview with Democrat Moore: Kansas Congressman Dennis Moore has never had an easy election. As a Democrat who represents a largely-Republican district, he's often listed as one of the most vulnerable members of the U-S House. But so far he's managed to hold on, and this year he's running for a fifth term representing the 3rd District of eastern Kansas. Statehouse reporter Peter Hancock spoke with Moore recently about this year's campaign and asked him why he thinks the voters should elect him to another term.
Other election news
(Harris News Service) Endorsements all the rage: It's endorsement season in state politics.Within the last few weeks, political candidates from Republican gubernatorial hopeful Jim Barnett to Attorney General Phill Kline and his Democratic challenger Paul Morrison have touted the support they've received from political bigwigs and lobby groups.