June 19, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Author: Patrick Richardson

IRS migration data: taxpayers flee high-tax jurisdictions like Johnson County

The Wall Street Journal reported recently that Internal Revenue Service (IRS) migration data from 2021, the most recent year available,…

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Shawnee Mission teacher shines light on divisive ‘diversity’ training

A Shawnee Mission teacher has blown the doors wide open regarding the indoctrination her district is foisting on children in…

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BCC excludes trustee from executive session, cannot cite legal authority

The Butler Community College (BCC) Board of Trustees — through their general counsel — refuses to answer questions regarding its…

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Kelly vetoes bill that would have helped childcare crisis

One of the biggest obstacles to economic recovery post-pandemic has been the difficulty in finding childcare. Writing in the Wichita…

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Microschools continue to gain traction in Kansas

Microschools, which provide opportunities for enterprising teachers and parents to find alternatives to the public school system, are gaining traction…

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Kansas joins lawsuit against listing lesser prairie chicken as ‘threatened’

Attempts by the federal government to list the lesser prairie chicken — a type of grouse — as “threatened” under…

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Cherokee County reduces property tax while maintaining services

While many local government entities have steadily increased property tax, Cherokee County has reduced property tax revenue for two straight…

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Chances for school choice this session narrow substantially

School choice legislation is not yet entirely dead in Kansas this year, although opportunities for passage this session are narrowing.…

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Texts appear to show collusion between Johnson County official, Gault Center staff to prevent transparency

A series of text messages buried at the bottom of a 618 page document dump appear to show direct collusion…

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Fairness in Women’s Sports Act becomes law

After three years of attempts, the full legislature has overridden Democrat Governor Laura Kelly’s veto of the “Fairness in Women’s…

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While Kansas parents wait, Florida, other states expand choice

While Kansas parents wait to see if the Kansas Legislature and Governor Laura Kelly will give them the opportunity to…

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Johnson County residents are looking at another big property tax hike

Johnson County is setting taxpayers up for another big property tax increase in 2024, based on the presentation that county…

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Big pay increases for KCK BPU managers come at customers’ expense

The Kansas City Kansas Board of Public Utilities (KCK BPU) charges customers exceptionally high rates for electricity and water, and…

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SCOTUS: parents of SPED students can sue districts under ADA

A United States Supreme Court decision handed down Tuesday related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has enormous implications…

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School choice ESA bill passes the Kansas House in SB 83

In a major victory for school choice advocates in the Sunflower State, the Kansas House of Representatives passed the “Sunflower…

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Kelly administration wants $15 million to bail out failed incentive program

The Kelly administration is asking for approximately $15 million a year to prop up an incentive program that has shown…

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KCC supports “minimum bill” for consumers who generate own power

If the Kansas Corporation Commission — the entity tasked with overseeing utilities in the state of Kansas — has its…

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USD 259: honoring parents’ wishes on student pronouns is discriminatory

The Wichita School district is declining to answer questions about a teacher training that says it is “discriminatory” for teachers…

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Newton Board of Education appears to have violated KOMA

The Newton USD 373 Board of Education appears to have violated the Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA) during a special…

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Big pay increases for JoCo employees mean tax hikes for residents

While the “pronoun pins” the Johnson County government recently purchased are a fairly minor cost to the taxpayers, the big…

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Johnson County spends $4,648 on pronoun lapel pins

Johnson County officials are spending $4,648 on lapel pins and stickers for employees to declare their pronouns, according to emails…

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Morris County schools super allegedly misused federal funds, audit finds

A yearly audit of the Morris County Unified School District 417 found significant problems within the district — particularly in…

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Derby Recreation Commission allows biological males in women’s locker room, even after used condom is found

The Derby Recreation Commission has refused to respond to questions about its transgender locker room policy, even after a used…

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Senate tax committee bills would save $463 million over three years

A bill recently passed out of the Kansas Senate Tax Committee would be a significant boon to retirees on a…

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