Thanks to the generosity of KPR listeners during this year's One Day. One KU. (a giving campaign organized by KU Endowment) KPR was able to raise $27,000 towards hiring a new Statehouse Reporter! But, we're not done yet. Help us continue to raise funds to support this important position and coverage of the Kansas statehouse. Pledge your
Your donation will go directly towards hiring a reporter who will cover Kansas politics and the legislative session. KPR's longtime Statehouse Bureau Chief left for another position several months ago, and recent budget cuts mean we need help in order to hire a new reporter and continue providing this important service. KPR's One Day. One KU. campaign received great support for this service, but more funds are needed to hire on a full-time staff member who can be committed to the position for years to come.
Since 1978, Kansas Public Radio’s Statehouse Bureau Chief has provided year-round coverage from the capitol building in Topeka. State government is complicated, but our listeners have always known they can count on us for in-depth updates on the legislative session, elections and the day-to-day state politics that affect all Kansans. Taxes, school finance, the state's response to the pandemic—it takes a full-time reporter to cover these issues in a way that keeps all of us informed, so we can make decisions about our daily lives and elected officials. In recent years, KPR has made statehouse news available, free of charge, to other radio stations and newspapers. We do this because we know how important it is for our fellow Kansans to have this information, and we want it to reach
as many individuals as possible.
Please consider a gift towards a new Statehouse Bureau Chief today. Your support allows KPR to continue our work at the statehouse, providing the essential news coverage that Kansans rely on. Help us continue the important tradition of Statehouse News provided by Kansas Public Radio. Thank you!
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