Local legislators respond to Gov. Kelly's plan to fund Medicaid expansion wit...
4 Feb 2021 at 1:21pm

Local officials responded to a proposal released by Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday to fund Medicaid expansion using revenue that could be garnered from the legalization of medical marijuana. Representative Mark Schreiber of the 60th District is also supportive of Medicaid expansion and the legalization of medical marijuana. He said he is not oppos...


Kansas House passes abortion amendment Friday; Local lawmakers discuss decisions
23 Jan 2021 at 1:19pm

A controversial amendment to the state's abortion laws has cleared the Kansas House. The amendment passed the House Friday by a vote of 86-33. The amendment, among other inclusions, would ultimately reverse a decision from the Kansas Supreme Court back in 2019 which ruled abortion as a "fundamental right." 60th District Representative Mark Sch...


LEGISLATURE: Schreiber sees coronavirus impact on state budget, emergency man...
5 Jan 2021 at 1:17pm

KVOE News began its annual previews with area lawmakers during Tuesday's Morning Show as 60th District Representative Mark Schreiber of Emporia joined the 8:05 am newscast. Schreiber says the budget will be the main concern. Dire projections for the budget based on possible COVID-19 impact didn't come to pass last year, so lawmakers are hoping...


Longbine, Schreiber, Peck win contested elections
5 Nov 2020 at 9:38pm

Lyon County Republicans earned some big wins during the 2020 General Election, Tuesday, with more than 13,000 ballots cast (67.30%) in advance and on election day. Sen. Jeff Longbine and Rep. Mark Schreiber each holding off opponents for their seats in the state legislature. Schreiber, who took 5,540 votes over Democrat Todd Maddox’s 3,710, sa...


Size of providers factors into Kansas rural broadband divide
28 Oct 2020 at 8:35pm

About 95,000 Kansas households have no access to the internet or lack what has been defined as the bare minimum of internet access, says state Rep. Mark Schreiber, an Emporia Republican and a member of the Statewide Broadband Expansion Planning Task Force. A hookup to fast internet has become so crucial to daily life that Kansans are finding c...