June 21, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Author: Dave Trabert

Kansas waives penalty, interest on 1Q 2020 estimated tax payments

The Kansas Department of Revenue this morning announced the waiver of penalty and interest for the first quarter 2020 estimated tax…

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Wichita Eagle and KC Star: ‘do as we instruct, not as we do’

A commentary from Kansas Policy Institute CEO Dave Trabert Within the last few days, the McClatchy-owned Wichita Eagle and Kansas…

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Kansas estimated tax payments due April 15, other states delay to July

Missouri and Colorado extended the due date for the 1st quarter 2020 estimated tax payments from April 15 to July…

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Pelosi coronavirus stimulus bill would cripple private business with union giveaways

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s coronavirus stimulus bill is loaded with union giveaways that would cripple private employers that accept stimulus funding…

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Nancy Pelosi’s coronavirus ‘stimulus’ wish list

Here’s a list – not everything, mind you but just a very short list – of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s…

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Democrats delay coronavirus stimulus bill with “ideological wish list”

Reports coming out of Washington show House and Senate Democrats are holding the big coronavirus stimulus bill hostage in hopes…

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Coronavirus statistics update

Update May 3 at 9:00 am: Final results for May 2 Kansas has 1,591 cases per million of population vs.…

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Covid-19 coronavirus statistics encouraging so far

While caution must be exercised to control the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, the statistics on the number of severe…

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State budget boosts SGF spending $1 billion over 2 years

The Kansas legislature approved revisions to the state budget for this year and next year last night and then quickly…

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Local government entities continue fighting Truth in Taxation property tax law

In testimony Monday on Truth in Taxation before the House Taxation Committee, Sedgwick County Commissioner Jim Howell urged legislators to…

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Gov. Kelly allows restaurants to remain open during coronavirus scare

Update 8:35 am.  Johnson County says its 15-day closure of restaurants and bars will remain in place. Kansas Governor Laura…

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Grocers, supply chains working to keep up with demand for toilet paper, staples

Grocers and their supply chain partners are scrambling to catch up with increased demand for food staples, toilet paper, other…

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Kansas Reading Readiness Act to benefit students below grade level

Students in the 3rd and 4th grades who are struggling to read would benefit from the provisions of House Bill…

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Senate approves Truth in Taxation property tax bill

This week’s unanimous (39-0) approval of Senate Bill 294 was a huge win for taxpayers frustrated by the lack of…

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Missouri passes Kansas on Nation’s Report Card

The 2019 results on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card, shows Missouri…

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Sentinel welcomes new investigative reporter

The Sentinel is pleased to welcome Patrick Richardson to the team as a freelance investigative reporter. Patrick has been a…

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Sentinel acquired by Kansas Policy Institute

Special to The Sentinel After two years of operating as an independent entity, The Sentinel has become a subsidiary of…

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Mama Mia! USD 500 Super is the (pension) spiking queen!

USD 500 superintendent Cynthia Lane collected a number of laurels from the education lobby during her years while leading what…

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Shocker: Lawrence Paper Misleads on Property Tax Increase

Carrying the water for government, the Lawrence Journal-World claims that the Lawrence school district is reducing property taxes. That claim…

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Kansas Bond Ratings Much Higher Than Media Imply

Mainstream media breathlessly await rating outlooks by Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s (S&P), the two largest bond credit…

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