Saturday, May 28, 2022

Gene Bicknell wins his tax case against the state of Kansas

Businessman and former Kansan Gene Bicknell won his 15-year tax dispute with the State of Kansas in a unanimous decision by the state Supreme Court agreeing with him that he was a resident of...

Open Enrollment, other education reforms signed into law by governor

Beginning in 2024, open enrollment will permit any Kansas student to transfer schools, based on the receiving school’s capacity, following Governor Laura Kelly’s signing into law a mega bill of education reforms. Criticism of the...

Kansas adds government jobs, loses private employment in April

Kansas already ranks as the second-most over-governed state in the nation, behind only Wyoming as the state with the most public employees per capita, and the April jobs report from the Kansas Department of...

KDOL deflects responsibility for stunning fraud numbers

The stunning report detailing extensive cybersecurity fraud issues at the Kansas Department of Labor that led to more than 80,000 Kansans having their identities stolen over two years was not even labeled "confidential" until...

NCTQ: Teacher training in Kansas lacks math commitment

A nationwide study of 1,100 elementary teacher training programs, including 16 in Kansas, shows more than 20% fail to provide adequate instruction in math. The numbers are worse in The Sunflower State, where 9...

Olathe rewards superintendent Yeager for DEI, not academic improvement

USD 233 Olathe Superintendent Dr. Brent Yeager can earn a $25,000 annual bonus for implementing the school board's diversity and other objectives, but not for improving the district's weak academic performance. Yeager's five evaluation objectives...

Confidential reports detail rampant incompetence, identity theft at KDOL

In 2019, Kansas ranked 39th in the nation in identity theft on a per-capita basis.  But Kansas shot up to #1 in 2020 and #2 in 2021 largely due to rampant incompetence at the...

Eudora girl forced to room with biological male on school-sponsored overseas trip

On a school trip to Costa Rica earlier this month, three female high school students in the Eudora school district were assigned to a two-bed hotel room with a transgender student who is biologically...

Prosecutor considers election bribery charge against Hays superintendent

Ellis County Attorney Robert Anderson, Jr. is reviewing the results of an investigation into election bribery by Hays USD 489 Superintendent Ron Wilson. As reported on the Hays Post news service, the allegation surrounds an...

Is Ethics Advisory Board ruling on solar project politically motivated?

Some people in Johnson County believe a recusal order by the Ethics Advisory Board is selectively applying ethics guidelines to keep Planning Commission members opposed to a potential solar project from being able to...