Local House members split on Medicaid expansion with Senate discussion likely...
22 Mar 2019 at 1:39pm

Medicaid expansion is now headed to the Kansas Senate after the House of Representatives approved House Bill 2066 late Thursday. The vote was 69-54 in favor, with 60th District Representative Mark Schreiber of Emporia voting for the bill. 51st District Rep. Ron Highland of Wamego and 76th District Rep. Eric Smith of Burlington voted against it...


Schreiber weighs in on current progress of 2019 legislative session
25 Mar 2019 at 1:35pm

The 2019 legislative session is starting to pick up. This is according to 60th District Representative Mark Schreiber of Emporia, KVOE's Newsmaker 2 guest this Monday morning. Schreiber says at the start this year's session got off to a slower start than normal. Discussions on K-12 education funding continues to be a major discussion item as l...


Wind energy under discussion
22 Feb 2019 at 2:04pm

Members of the House Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications Committee, including Rep. Mark Schreiber of Emporia, have spent the last several days hearing testimony regarding wind farms. The committee heard testimony from proponents and opponents of a bill that would impose heavy restrictions on new wind energy developments across the state. ...


Leaders announce $3.1 million SOS capital campaign
14 Feb 2019 at 2:00pm

Campaign Co-Chairs Mark and Angie Schreiber announced the public phase of a $3.1 million initiative for SOS, Inc., The STRONGER TOGETHER CAMPAIGN. “Victims of sexual and domestic violence, children and adults, across six counties will directly benefit from this campaign,” Mark Schreiber said. “The Capital Campaign will consolidate all SOS serv...


House considers window tinting bill for health reasons
13 Feb 2019 at 1:52pm

Sarah Madden said her 12-year-old son, Peyton, lives with a skin condition known as Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP). On Monday, Feb. 5, the House Transportation Committee heard a bill that would help protect Peyton and others by amending the Kansas window film legislation to allow tinting on vehicles that do not meet the current requirements. Rep. ...