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    AG Derek Schmidt elected president of National AG Association

    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Connecticut Attorney General George JepsonBIG SKY, Mont. – (June 23, 2017) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt yesterday assumed office as president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG). As president, Schmidt will lead the national organization of 56 state and territorial attorneys general for the next year.

    “This is a tremendous opportunity to put the interests of Kansans front-and-center on a national platform,” Schmidt said. “The National Association of Attorneys General helps state and territorial attorneys general engage in serious work to solve serious problems. I am grateful to my colleagues around the country for giving me this chance to lead.”

    As president, Schmidt will have the opportunity to frame a presidential initiative to focus the association’s work for the next year on a topic of particular interest. He said he will announce the subject of his presidential initiative after the Fourth of July holiday. In recent years, presidential initiative subjects have included human trafficking, consumer privacy and promoting child safety.

    NAAG serves as a non-partisan forum for attorneys general to discuss and work together on issues of common interest. The organization also provides training and instruction to help state attorneys general build and maintain professional staff, assists states in ongoing implementation of the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, and helps coordinate multi-state investigations involving consumer or Medicaid fraud.

    The nation’s state and territorial attorneys general unanimously elected Schmidt their president yesterday at the NAAG summer annual meeting in Big Sky, Montana. Schmidt is the fourth Kansan to serve as NAAG president since the organization was founded in 1907. The others were Harold Fatzer (1952-53), Robert Stephan (1985-86) and Carla Stovall (2001-02).

    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, 2017-2018 National Association of Attorneys General PresidentSchmidt has served as Kansas Attorney General since 2011 and has led successful efforts to strengthen Kansas laws against human trafficking, build a new forensic science laboratory for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, and expand capacity to detect and prosecute criminal fraud and abuse. Under Schmidt’s leadership, the Kansas attorney general’s office has set records for recovering money for defrauded Kansas consumers and taxpayers.

    Schmidt also has worked to improve the work of the Attorney General’s Office in appellate advocacy, and he has personally argued and won two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

    A native of Independence, Schmidt, 49, holds a law degree from Georgetown University, a master’s degree from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, and a doctorate from the University of Kansas School of Law. Before being elected Kansas Attorney General, Schmidt served as Kansas Senate majority leader and as an assistant to Governor Bill Graves and U.S. Senator Nancy Landon Kassebaum.

    He and his wife, Jennifer, have two daughters.


    Photo 1: Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt receives the gavel from outgoing National Association of Attorneys General President, Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen.

    Photo 2: Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt presents his first remarks as president of the National Association of Attorneys General.

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:55:56 Z

  • Kansas Attorney General News Releases

    AG Derek Schmidt elected president of National AG Association

    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Connecticut Attorney General George JepsonBIG SKY, Mont. – (June 23, 2017) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt yesterday assumed office as president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG). As president, Schmidt will lead the national organization of 56 state and territorial attorneys general for the next year.

    “This is a tremendous opportunity to put the interests of Kansans front-and-center on a national platform,” Schmidt said. “The National Association of Attorneys General helps state and territorial attorneys general engage in serious work to solve serious problems. I am grateful to my colleagues around the country for giving me this chance to lead.”

    As president, Schmidt will have the opportunity to frame a presidential initiative to focus the association’s work for the next year on a topic of particular interest. He said he will announce the subject of his presidential initiative after the Fourth of July holiday. In recent years, presidential initiative subjects have included human trafficking, consumer privacy and promoting child safety.

    NAAG serves as a non-partisan forum for attorneys general to discuss and work together on issues of common interest. The organization also provides training and instruction to help state attorneys general build and maintain professional staff, assists states in ongoing implementation of the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, and helps coordinate multi-state investigations involving consumer or Medicaid fraud.

    The nation’s state and territorial attorneys general unanimously elected Schmidt their president yesterday at the NAAG summer annual meeting in Big Sky, Montana. Schmidt is the fourth Kansan to serve as NAAG president since the organization was founded in 1907. The others were Harold Fatzer (1952-53), Robert Stephan (1985-86) and Carla Stovall (2001-02).

    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, 2017-2018 National Association of Attorneys General PresidentSchmidt has served as Kansas Attorney General since 2011 and has led successful efforts to strengthen Kansas laws against human trafficking, build a new forensic science laboratory for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, and expand capacity to detect and prosecute criminal fraud and abuse. Under Schmidt’s leadership, the Kansas attorney general’s office has set records for recovering money for defrauded Kansas consumers and taxpayers.

    Schmidt also has worked to improve the work of the Attorney General’s Office in appellate advocacy, and he has personally argued and won two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

    A native of Independence, Schmidt, 49, holds a law degree from Georgetown University, a master’s degree from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, and a doctorate from the University of Kansas School of Law. Before being elected Kansas Attorney General, Schmidt served as Kansas Senate majority leader and as an assistant to Governor Bill Graves and U.S. Senator Nancy Landon Kassebaum.

    He and his wife, Jennifer, have two daughters.


    Photo 1: Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt receives the gavel from outgoing National Association of Attorneys General President, Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen.

    Photo 2: Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt presents his first remarks as president of the National Association of Attorneys General.

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:55:56 Z

  • Kansas Bar Association News

    FreeState Electric Cooperative, Inc seeking proposals for their Board of Trustees

    FreeState Electric Cooperative, Inc. is seeking professional proposals for FreeState’s Board of Trustees counsel. FreeState is a not-for-profit electric cooperative which was formed January 1, 2017 by the consolidation of the former Leavenworth-Jefferson Electric Cooperative and Kaw Valley Electric Cooperative.

    The Attorney at Law will represent FreeState as board counsel and provide general legal advice and counsel to FreeState management. The requirements of counsel include: 

    • Review all board materials, attend all monthly board meetings (4th Wednesday of each month) and prepare minutes of the meeting.
    • Conduct the annual election of trustees at the annual member meeting. 
    • At the meetings, and as requested during the month, provide general legal advice and counsel, especially about laws relating to the operation and regulation of electric cooperatives. 
    • Upon request, assist in referrals of legal matters to attorneys with appropriate experience. 
    • Periodically assist staff by answering legal questions and resolving legal problems with members or third parties.
    To request a copy of the Request for Proposal, please contact Desiree LaForge, Executive Support and HR Manager at FreeState, at desiree.laforge@freestate.coop.

    Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:26:33 GMT

  • Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services News

    KBEMS Stakeholders Meeting – May 31st, 2017

    Meeting Notice: The Kansas Board of EMS invites you to participate in a Stakeholders Meeting in Topeka, KS, on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 @ 1500. The purpose of this meeting is to collaborate on a plan to credential and regulate non-transporting entities that provide out-of-hospital medical care. This meeting is scheduled to be held at […]

    Tue, 23 May 2017 15:46:33 +0000

  • Kansas Commerce News

    Kansas Energy Conference Has Successful Year

    195 Attendees and 51 Exhibitors

    Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:14:57 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Commerce News Flash

    Kansas Energy Conference Has Successful Year

    195 Attendees and 51 Exhibitors

    Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:14:57 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment News

    National HIV Testing Day is June 27

    TOPEKA, Kan. - The CDC estimates that more than 1.1 million people are living with HIV in the United States. As of December 2016, there were an estimated 3,157 people in Kansas living with HIV/AIDS. June 27 is National HIV Testing Day. This year’s theme is, "Test Your Way. Do It Today". The campaign encourages all adults to get tested for HIV and know their status. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone between the ages of 13-64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care, and that people with certain risk factors get tested more often. One in seven people who have HIV don’t know it. Getting tested is the first step to taking control of your health. If you have HIV, getting medical care and taking prescribed medication regularly helps you live a longer, healthier life and also lowers the chances of passing HIV on to others.

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:26:52 -0500

  • Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Web News Feed

    Boating Under The Influence Is Serious Offense and Deadly

    Boating Under The Influence Is Serious Offense and Deadly

    PRATT – You know “your limits,” you’ve never been in an alcohol-related accident before, and you could handle your boat with a blindfold on. You figure it’s summertime, the weekend, and time to relax and knock back a few. But that good time that you’re after can quickly turn tragic no matter how well you think you can hold your liquor. This summer season, don’t put yourself, those onboard, and other boaters in harms way by boating under the influence - it’s not worth the risk.

    Alcohol use is still the leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents. And there’s a difference between drinking on land and drinking in a boat. Sun, wind, noise, vibration, and motion – "stressors" common to the boating environment – intensify the side effects of alcohol, drugs, and some medications.

    According to the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, July recorded the highest number of recreational boater accidents and deaths nationwide in 2016, with the second highest in June. Don’t become a part of those statistics. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism boating law enforcement officers will be on patrol during the July 4 holiday weekend as part of Operation Dry Water, a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of boating under the influence. Officers will administer breathalyzer blood alcohol tests, and if you blow a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or more, you will be given a boating under the influence citation and lose your boating privileges.

    If you suspect someone is boating under the influence, contact 911 immediately and provide the operator with the location, the suspect’s boat registration numbers, and a complete description of the operator and passengers.

    For information on boating in Kansas, including regulations and registration information, visit ksoutdoors.com/Boating.

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    Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:47:59 +0000

  • Kansas Development Finance Authority

    TEFRA Notice - Beginning Farmer Project #980

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    Thu, 08 Jun 2017 20:20:04 +0000

  • Kansas Soybean Press Releases

    Kansas Soybean Commission to Consider USB Nominees

    April 19, 2017 – During an upcoming conference call, the Kansas Soybean Commission will discuss potential nominees for the United Soybean Board, and it will submit a preferred candidate’s and an alternate’s names to the U.S. Department of Agriculture in … Continued

    The post Kansas Soybean Commission to Consider USB Nominees appeared first on Kansas Soybeans.

    Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:27:14 +0000

  • NetWork Kansas Blog

    How dirty laundry literally is helping small town beat dismal rural numbers

    By Beccy Tanner | The Wichita Eagle Reprinted with Permission “There are regional pockets of goodness throughout the state,” said Pederson, vice president of the Entrepreneurship NetWork Kansas, a state organization that assists businesses starting and expanding in rural communities.

    Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:04:49 Z

  • NetWork Kansas News

    11 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During May

    By NetWork Kansas | June 4, 2017 --- During the month of May, 11 new businesses received NetWork Kansas funding through the Capital Multiplier, StartUp Kansas and E-Community programs. Congratulations!

    Sun, 04 Jun 2017 20:25:19 Z

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