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Governor Sebelius proclaims Kansas Native Plant Appreciation Month!

Governor Kathleen Sebelius has proclaimed June as Kansas Native Plant Appreciation Month!  The Governor’s proclamation urges all citizens to join in the observance of Kansas Native Plant Appreciation Month by enjoying, appreciating, and celebrating our floral diversity and takin
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Lessons

We did it!  Or at least at this writing, before official adjournment of the 2008 Legislature, it appears the Governor will veto the so-called “Economic Stimulus” and Holcomb coal-fired power plant expansion.  Moreover, the votes in the House of Representatives may be there to sustain
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Clean Energy Day II a ‘Smashing Success!’

In the words of our lobbyist, Tom Thompson, Clean Energy Day II was a ‘smashing success!’  On March 19, hundreds of Kansans gathered at the statehouse to ask for a clean vote on clean energy.  This phrase means a vote on true, effective renewable energy policy, as opposed to votes on
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Sierra Club represented on Energy Panel with Lieutenant Governor

The Sierra Club participated in an Earth Day Energy Panel Discussion with the Lieutenant Governor Mark Parkinson.  This event was sponsored by EmporiaStateUniversity as a part of their week-long Earth Day celebration.  Joe Spease, Legislative Chair and President of Pristine Power, rep
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Pack the Capitol Day

Kansans once again proved their dedication to a clean energy future on April 30th.  This is the day the legislature reconvened from its spring break.  On this day, there was also an expected attempt to override the Governor’s veto of SB 148.  If you’ll recall, this is the bill that wo
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