Monday, September 20, 2021

Governor, KJI, Chamber, school boards weigh in on SB 40 lawsuit

Kristin Butler and Scott Bozarth wanted school officials to listen to their concerns, but they refused. Left with few other options, the duo--parents of children who attend school in the Shawnee Mission School District--sued, hoping...

Kansas paid Medicaid providers over $17 million for dead people

An internal state audit of the Kansas Medicaid system, released in late July, revealed $1.3 in inappropriate payments to the companies contracted to administer certain programs for people in the Medicare system who were...

Charter Commission chair cancels meeting, six members stay to listen to public

A formal public hearing before the Johnson County Charter Commission ended abruptly last night, but a handful of its 25-members stayed behind to listen to a boisterous crowd determined to address the group. Chair Greg...

Hanzlick seeks to appoint, rather than elect, JoCo Sheriff

Johnson County Charter Commissioners are likely to debate whether to make the sheriff an appointed role rather than an elected one. It’s a move the current Johnson County Sheriff, Calvin Hayden, opposes. “We (sheriffs) work...

Biden proposal would give the IRS access to your bank account

Tax law and federal budgets are inherently boring things, so it comes as no surprise that language is often slipped into those bills that would otherwise cause outrage if proposed individually.  Like giving the...

Mask mandates increase voter support for parental choice

Masks are doing for school choice what years of advocacy has not: Increasing Democratic support for parental choice. That’s according to recent polling by Echelon Insights reported in the Wall Street Journal. The poll of...
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Cherokee County Commissioners nix wind development

Surrounding counties have mostly allowed the introduction of wind farms, but the Cherokee County Commission took a stand Monday, unanimously passing a resolution putting a one-year moratorium on wind development. Commissioner Lorie Johnson said the...

Leavenworth Dems get school board candidate fired, call state rep ‘Nazi’

A candidate for school board in Leavenworth and a sitting state representative have found themselves the target of "Cancel Culture." In the case of Mary Wood, the cancelation was -- at least in part --...

KS Highway Patrol fights to destroy innocent man’s classic Corvette

When Richard Martinez bought a 1959 Corvette from an Indiana used car dealer, the Kansas man had no reason to believe his new ride was “contraband.” But that’s what the Kansas Highway Patrol determined...

Supreme Court issues stay in SB 40 case

After intervention by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, the Kansas Supreme Court has issued a stay in the case involving Senate Bill 40 -- which gives Kansans aggrieved by a government COVID action the...