March 4, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Author: Patrick Richardson

Kansas school shutdown extension likely hurts students

Despite recommendations from pediatric experts and others saying schools be opened, Democrat Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced Wednesday she would…

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Bari Weiss’ unconscionable treatment at NYT no surprise

Bari Weiss is a self-described “left-leaning centrist,” who the Washington Post says, “portrays herself as a liberal uncomfortable with the excesses of…

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Wichita Eagle climate change reporter fails objectivity test

In December of last year, the Sentinel raised concerns about the objectivity of a new climate change reporting position for…

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Kansas has 9th highest state and local sales tax rate

According to the Tax Foundation 2020 mid-year sales tax ranking, Kansas has the ninth-highest combined state and local sales tax…

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Gov. Kelly on no-bid contracts: do as I say, not as I do

Despite roundly criticizing the use of no-bid contracts in previous administrations, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly finally admits she hired an…

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Whistleblower claims mostly true, but not improper

The Kansas Adjutant General’s office has responded to allegations made June 29 by a whistleblower, confirming that many of the…

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Whistleblower alleges serious fraud, abuse at state agency

A whistleblower complaint by a former Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) employee alleges serious misconduct by the division management.…

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Media crucified Brownback, but glosses over Kelly’s budget tricks

When Republican Governor Sam Brownback used budget tricks to avoiding spending cuts, media pounded him on the front page and…

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Michigan decision rejects county’s ‘Dark Store’ appraisal theory

For years, Johnson County, and others, have — illegally, according to courts — been attempting to use a different method…

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Employee Retention tax credit available for those who didn’t get PPP

Employers who either were unable to get a Paycheck Protection Loan, or for whatever reason were not eligible, may qualify…

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Kansas stalls while Texas acts on Supreme Court Janus decision

While Kansas still hasn’t reacted to the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court Janus decision, Texas is making it clear that public…

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County commissioner says recall attempt is politically motivated

Sheridan County Commissioner Wes Bainter (R-Hoxie) says the recall attempt against him is politically motivated, and the allegations of wrongdoing…

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KPI calls on Kelly to use COVID stimulus funding for property tax relief

Kansas Policy Institute today asked Governor Laura Kelly to follow the lead of Idaho Governor Brad Little, who is leveraging…

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Wichita State supporters slam university for knuckling to Cancel Culture

Cancel Culture — withdrawing support for free speech —  has now made its way to the Heartland after Wichita State…

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Heritage Foundation: parents deserve a refund from school closure

While many taxpayers and businesses are suffering — and failing — under the lash of the COVID-19 closures, school districts…

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Kelly admin won’t respond to pervasive problems at long-term care facilities

(editor’s note: the story has been updated to include a quote from KDADS that was provided after publication) The problems…

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State of Kansas “encourages” nursing homes to accept COVID patients

Despite having the most vulnerable population to COVID-19, the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services and the Kansas Department…

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Kelly vetos emergency response bill, turns restrictions over to counties

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly Tuesday vetoed a sweeping emergency response bill passed by the legislature in the waning moments of…

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Kelly, KDOT deny truckers hot, tasty food despite federal waiver

For long-haul truckers a good meal is important — and often not available — particularly during this era of state-mandated…

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Kelly keeps bars, nightclubs shut down in revised Phase 2

Democrat Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced Tuesday that the state would be moving into “Phase 2” of her reopening plan…

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Linn County rescinds contact tracing order after KJI lawsuit

The Kansas Justice Institute has won another victory for liberty. Linn County, in the wake of a federal lawsuit and…

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Truth in Taxation property tax bill a priority for legislative leaders

The one-day closing session of the 2020 Legislature may bring the passage of the Truth in Taxation property tax bill…

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Federal lawsuit against Linn County alleges 4th Amendment violation

Two Linn County businesses have filed a federal lawsuit challenging an order by Linn County Health Director Dr. Jay Allen…

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Nail salons to Johnson County, governor: ‘We’re opening’

A group of nail salons in Johnson County is preparing to open Monday, in defiance of both Governor Laura Kelly’s…

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