Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Tax Foundation Director Talks ‘Trump Windfall’ with Senate Committee

An economist at the Tax Foundation told the Kansas Senate Taxation committee states can lose competitive edge if they don’t tweak tax policy related to the 'Trump Windfall.' “Sometimes standing still means you’re falling behind,”...

Opponents Say Medicaid Expansion Is Bad Medicine

Rep. Jim Ward, D-Wichita, introduced a bill to expand Kansas’ Medicaid program, and Gov. Laura Kelly said in her state of the state address earlier this week that expansion will be a priority for...

Senate Republicans Prioritize Returning Trump Windfall to Taxpayers

Senate Republicans are poised to debate and pass legislation that would direct the Trump windfall back to Kansas taxpayers, but they'll likely face resistance from the executive branch. The Senate Tax Committee discussed the...

Media Bias Alert: KWCH-TV pushes minimum wage hike

Regardless of intent, reporting just one side of a story is one of the classic forms of media bias.  And that's exactly what KWCH-TV in Wichita did on a proposal to increase the minimum...

Obamacare Changes Could Cut Insurance Cost, Selzer Says

Former Kansas Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer said two recent federal changes to the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, will help drive down health care costs nationwide, but Kansas legislators will need to tweak some...

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 Kansas Policy Institute.  Additional resources and editorial guidance from KPI will enhance The Sentinel’s ability...

Delay in Kansas Supreme Court Abortion Decision Has Watchers Wondering

Democrats or abortion-friendly moderates appointed six of the seven justices on the Kansas Supreme Court. As is perhaps even more true than in the case of school finance, on the issue of abortion the...

Researchers Brutally Smack Down Laura Kelly’s Favored KU Welfare Report

The Wichita Eagle headline sounds awful: "Kansas child welfare agency trying to undercut research cited by incoming governor." This is not an op-ed headline. This is a news story headline. In a world where...

RIP, Steamboat Arabia’s Bob Hawley–Patriarch, Patriot, Adventurer

After a long and remarkably fruitful life, Bob Hawley of Independence, Missouri, died on Monday. The patriarch of a large and loving family and a patriot to his core, Bob was best known for...

Top Republicans Push Pompeo to Replace Retiring Pat Roberts

According to the Washington Examiner, "Senior Republicans are floating Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as their preferred successor to Sen. Pat Roberts." Other names are being floated as well, but more on that in...

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