Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Eagle, Study Suggest More Government to Make Supply Meet Demand

There aren’t enough day care providers to meet the needs of working parents, according to a study Child Care Aware of Kansas released in conjunction with the Kansas Department for Children and Families. The...

Star Gratuitously Ties Trump Into Kansas Anti-Muslim Bombing Plot

The Kansas City Star used two provocative words in a headline that have little or nothing to do with the western Kansas bombing plot in question: "mosque" and "Trump." The headline reads, "Pro-Trump jurors sought...

In Baffling Move, Star Wades into Party Politics

It takes a lot of hubris for the Kansas City Star to wade into the inner workings of the Kansas GOP and then take a side. The KC daily's editorial board does just that...

Star Shouldn’t Be Preaching About Gender Issues, They Should Be Apologizing

Like far too many of those weighing in on gender issues, the Kansas City Star's Mary Sanchez warns the ordinary working guy that he is in for a "major attitude adjustment." Sanchez seems unaware...

Kansas Voters Want to Rein in Supreme Court, Why Not Their Representatives?

In a recent survey conducted on behalf of the Kansas Policy Institute (KPI), nearly three-fourths of those with an opinion believe that a constitutional amendment to rein in the Kansas Supreme Court on school...

Republican Majority Leader Hineman Pens Oddball Attack on Republican Principles

It's difficult to choose the most misleading statement in a November newsletter to constituents from Kansas House Majority Leader Don Hineman. From his stellar review of the Kansas Bioscience Authority to his suggestion that school...

PBS NewsHour Can’t Find Single Person Who Liked Keeping His Own Money

PBS NewsHour ventured into Kansas to document the effects of the 2012 tax cuts. The story aired on Dec. 7, and the taxpayer-funded reporter couldn't find a single Kansan who liked keeping more of...

Critics Attack “Conservative Majority” For Ousting OP Manager–Sorry, Ain’t No Such Thing

"Conservative majority on county commission holds firm, rejects attempt to reverse ouster of Hannes Zacharias," reads the headline of the Shawnee Mission Post. The headline is only half true. A "majority" did reject an attempt...

Transportation Lobby Should Rethink Coalition with Education Bureaucracy

Transportation industry advocates gathered for a bus tour in Salina this week. The tour, sponsored by Economic Lifelines, was to demonstrate the need for more state funding for highway projects. Economic Lifelines members include a number of government...

School Staffing, Spending Surge Across Nation–Especially in Kansas–But Teachers Suffer

Teacher salaries may have flatlined, but according to a new report by Dr. Benjamin Scafidi of EdChoice the numbers on public school staffing and spending are almost literally off the charts. The most shocking numbers...

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