Scott Rothschild

Statehouse Reporter

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I cover the state Legislature, government and politics.
I have been a reporter in Kansas since 1998, and prior to that covered news in Texas for various papers and later for The Associated Press.
For two of the past three years, I have been awarded first place in beat reporting from Capitolbeat, an association of Statehouse reporters and editors. I live in Topeka with my wife and two teenage sons.

You can follow me on Twitter, where I try to provide instant updates on news and what's going on in the Statehouse.

Recent Stories

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Battle over state arts funding continues

The fight over state funding of the arts continued Wednesday.

Arts supporters protest Brownback's elimination of Arts Commission

The state faces an estimated $492 million revenue shortfall, and Brownback says he wants to "protect the core functions of government."

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K2 proponents urge lawmakers to think twice before banning marijuana-like substance

Senate poised to consider bill among first acts of the session

Users and sellers of K2 pushed back Tuesday on attempts to ban the chemicals in the herbal mixture that some say produces a marijuana-like high.

'Dodos' circling around I.D.

Film explores intelligent design-evolution 'circus'

Kansas and an extinct bird share top billing in a new documentary film called "Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus."

'Daily Show' to focus on evolution this week

In the art imitates life, science and Kansas politics department, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" will air a four-day report on the controversy over evolution.

Unusual labors of love

Holiday honoring working people finds a few with unique passions

Richard Renner would prefer not to eat fire, but "I'll do it if I have to," he says.

Buffalo bridge: worthwhile art or waste of money?

Merits of Lawrence artist's plan debated

A Lawrence artist trying to gussy up the aesthetically challenged ribbon of Interstate 70 that slices like a canyon through the middle of this city is taking some whacks from the locals.

Filmmaker hopes to put spotlight on Kansas

Lawrence filmmaker Kevin Willmott said Friday that Hollywood had nothing on Kansas when it came to making movies. Willmott, whose movie "C.S.A. The Confederate States of America" will play next week at the famed Sundance Film Festival, praised his home state during a news conference with Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.

Life is low-down but poetic in 'Woodcuts of Women'

By Scott Rothschild In "Woodcuts of Women," Austin, Tex., writer Dagoberto Gilb provides the antidote to all that commercial junk that surrounds us. Don't get me wrong. I like commercial junk but after a while you know what I mean. Anyway, Gilb's characters are down, but not out, neither good nor bad, just human, real human, trying to ... well, they're not trying to do much other than survive love, lust, betrayals, dead-end jobs and rejection.

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