Tim Carpenter

Tim Carpenter

Tim Carpenter is a senior reporter at the Kanas Reflector. He's reported on Kansas for 35 years. He covered the Capitol for 16 years at the Topeka Capital-Journal and previously worked for the Lawrence Journal-World and United Press International. He has been recognized for investigative reporting on Kansas government and politics.

DeSantis endorses Schmidt’s campaign for Kansas governor, pokes at Kelly’s ties to Biden

By: - September 19, 2022

OLATHE — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis worked to broaden his 2024 presidential foundation Sunday by traveling to Kansas to headline an endorsement rally for Republican gubernatorial nominee Derek Schmidt. Presence of DeSantis and other conservatives at Schmidt campaign events less than two months ahead of the November election appears to reflect competitiveness of the contest […]

Kansas voters diving into first statewide referendum on abortion since Roe overturned

By: and - August 2, 2022

TOPEKA — Former Gov. Jeff Colyer pleaded with two dozen volunteers and staff Monday to push through exhaustion and the heat to seek last-minute votes for an amendment to the Kansas Constitution declaring no right to abortion existed in the state. Colyer, a pro-life Republican who lost the 2018 GOP primary for governor by less […]

Kansas governor warns passage of constitutional amendment will invite wave of abortion restrictions

By: - July 25, 2022

TOPEKA — Gov. Laura Kelly warned passage of an amendment removing the right to abortion from the Kansas Constitution would prompt an emboldened Republican-led Legislature to pass new restraints on the right of women to control their reproductive health. “The amendment is written in such a way that the proponents of the amendment want to suggest that […]

FBI director aims at broadening cybersecurity abilities of local, state, federal agencies

By: - March 6, 2022

TOPEKA — FBI Director Christopher Wray said during a cybersecurity recruiting visit to Kansas on Friday the computer investigative capacity of local, state and federal law enforcement officers must be expanded to tackle rise in internet crime across the country. The federal agency’s director was in Lawrence with U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas to […]