April 20, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Author: David Hicks

Governor vetos sugaring bill, siding with bureaucrats over entrepreneurs

Governor Laura Kelly dashed the hopes of sugarers around the state as she vetoed SB 434, which would have eliminated…

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Veterans Treatment Court offers vets a second chance

Sedgwick County’s Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) opened last September, one of several such courts in Kansas providing alternatives to jail…

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HB 2036 tax relief bill awaits Gov. Kelly’s signature

Finally, on the last day of the regular session, both chambers of the Kansas Legislature passed Senate Substitute for HB…

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Kansas, 10 other states sue Biden Administration over latest student loan forgiveness plan

Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach, along with the attorneys general of ten other states, is suing the Biden Administration over…

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Lawmakers approve SB 434 exempting sugaring from cosmetology license requirement

Practioners of sugaring around the state are a governor’s signature away from being able to ply their ancient trade without an…

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SB 546 would end two business subsidies, cut corporate tax rate

Corporate income taxes in Kansas would be reduced to 5.75%, and two business subsidies — Promoting Employment Across Kansas (PEAK)…

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Alabama CHOOSEs to become 11th state to approve universal school choice

With the stroke of her pen, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed into law the state’s Creating Hope & Opportunity for…

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MRC study: Google interfered in U.S. elections 41 times since 2008

Supporters of former President Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton can find some common ground as a…

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SB 427 would give school board members tools to improve transparency and accountability

School board members would no longer be restricted to whom they could speak on district issues, nor be barred from…

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University of Kansas Health System merger with Liberty Hospital draws cross-border concerns

It’s not the “Border War” we’re used to in football, but the merger between The University of Kansas Health System…

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Low-income earners benefit most under new flat tax compromise in SB 539

The Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee held a hearing today on a new flat tax bill that is a compromise…

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State universities spent $45 million on DEI, received $116 million from foreign sources last year

A new state audit says the six Kansas state universities spent $45 million on various Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)…

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Beloit group claims school board lacks transparency in bond issue campaign

Voters in USD 273 Beloit go to the polls in April to decide the fate of a $20 million package…

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Lawmakers take the Kansas Constitution to court over calling a Convention of States

Two Kansas state legislators, Sen. Mike Thompson and Rep. Michael Murphy, have filed a federal lawsuit alleging the state Constitution…

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Health officers could no longer order isolation or quarantine under proposed legislation

The authority to restrict public gatherings by state or local health departments, a controversial mandate used during the pandemic, would…

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Spirited debate on “Conscientious Right to Refuse Act”

Individual rights squared off against the rights of the community as the Kansas Senate Committee on Public Health and Welfare…

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Intense debate on asset forfeiture reforms in competing House, Senate bills

While civil libertarians and the law enforcement community debated the merits of asset forfeiture — the seizure of property and/or…

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House panel debates bill limiting KORA charges to provide public documents

Taxpayers won’t be overcharged to receive public documents in Kansas Open Records Act (KORA) requests any longer if House Bill…

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Leavenworth School District defends sending flyer from progressive group to parents

Leavenworth USD 453 distributed a flyer to parents recently announcing a day-long event at the State Capitol ostensibly to introduce…

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Olathe superintendent touts “rebranding” in an era of declining test scores

USD 233 Olathe does not permit school board members to conduct annual needs assessments to improve student outcomes as required…

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SE Kansas Community Health Center got political to defeat Value Them Both amendment in 2022

“Are you registered to vote?” was added to “First, do no harm” in the lexicon of medical professionals, including the…

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Prairie Village mayor won’t substantiate constitutionality of proposed ethics code changes

Proposed changes to the Prairie Village code of ethics would restrict elected officials’ private speech and subject them to public…

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School Choice rally brings cheering supporters to State Capitol

An estimated crowd of over 150 renewed their call for Kansas to join the growing ranks of states offering School…

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Nearly 60% of Kansans favor single tax rate: poll

Americans for Prosperity – Kansas (AFP-KS) has released a poll showing a bipartisan coalition of taxpayers strongly supports replacing the…

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