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Oletha Faust-Goudeau is a Democratic member of the Kansas Senate, representing the 29th District since 2008. She was previously a Kansas Representative. She was appointed to this position in 2004. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Senate passes bill giving foster parents greater say in child welfare cases
2014-03-12
Oletha Faust-Goudeau, D-Wichita, opposed the bill on the grounds that it might end up favoring foster parents over biological grandparents. Faust-Goudeau has long been an advocate for giving grandparents a greater say in child welfare cases. “I just ...
(Kansas.com)
  1. Kansas Senate OKs 'foster parent bill of rights'

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Kan. Senate OKs bill strengthening 'Hard 50′ law
2014-02-21
said Senate Majority Terry Bruce, a Hutchinson Republican. “Fifty years is more fair to the victim and the victim's family than 25.” Voting no were Democratic Sens. Oletha Faust-Goudeau of Wichita, Marci Francisco of Lawrence and David Haley of Kansas ...
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  1. Kansas Senate OKs bill strengthening 'Hard 50' law

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Campaign finance bill would allow donations to political party committees ...
2014-02-20
Oletha Faust-Goudeau, D-Wichita, the Ethics and Elections Committee's ranking member, said she opposes the bill, though she did not say that during the meeting. “During the session some people are able to interact better with more lobbyists, more ...
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  1. Amendments stall action on lobbying disclosure bill

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“It's dead”: Kansas municipal Internet ban was “stabbed, shot, and hanged”
2014-02-20
Oletha Faust-Goudeau (D) told Montgomery in an e-mail that the bill "has lost its momentum at this time." When asked if the KCTA plans to submit a revised version of the bill, KCTA President John Federico told Ars this week, "at this time it is highly ...
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  1. Kansas Bill Seeking to Ban Cities and Towns From Building Broadband ...

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Bereaved mother fights for notification of offender release
2014-01-22
She spent that one day on the phone, pleading with the corrections department's victim notification coordinator, Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau, D-Wichita, corrections spokesman Jeremy Barclay and, finally, the Wichita work-release facility that was to ...
(Topeka Capital Journal)
  1. Kansas bill seeks more notice of offender release
  2. Kan. bill would require victims, families to receive more notice before ...

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Kansas Democrats submit voter registration reform bill
2014-01-13
Oletha Faust-Goudeau, Wichita Democrats, proposed the Protection Against Voter Suppression Act. The bill adds a provision similar to federal law that would permit Kansans to vote after signing an affidavit stating they are a U.S. citizen. The measure ...
(Topeka Capital Journal)
  1. Kansas Democrats Introduce Bill To Amend Voter Registration Law

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Kansans Continue Push For Medicaid Expansion
2014-01-13
85,000 uninsured Kansans have found themselves in the so-called Medicaid gap, unable to receive federal or state funding to help cover healthcare costs. Governor Brownback has deferred the issue to state lawmakers. Many local residents spoke about the ...
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  1. Abortion, mortgage fees and voter registration possible issues Kansas ...

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Passage of 'Hard 50' bill paves way for end of special session
2013-09-04
Oletha Faust-Goudeau, D-Wichita, attempted to attach an amendment to loosen proof-of-citizenship requirements, but it was deemed not germane, just as it was Tuesday when Rep. Jim Ward, D-Wichita, introduced it in the House. Andy Marso can be reached ...
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  1. Eagle editorial: Special session needed?

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Senate approves revised Hard 50 sentencing law
2013-09-04
Oletha Faust-Goudeau attempted to add language allowing Kansas voters to establish their citizenship and eligibility to vote by signing a sworn statement instead of having to provide documented proof. And like Ward's, her amendment died on the floor ...
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  1. Kan. voter citizenship amendment rejected

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