Friday, April 3, 2020

Kansas, Missouri far below national average on COVID-19 cases

Many media reports on COVID-19 cases focus only on the total number of cases in each state, but the population has a great deal to do with the number of confirmed cases.  On a...

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 payments due April 15, 2020, that are made by July 15.  Less than a...

Cell phone tracking system raises privacy concerns for Kansans

The Kansas Justice Institute on Wednesday warned of potential privacy issues surrounding the use of data from a cell phone tracking system to monitor the movement of Kansans during the pandemic. Wednesday afternoon, The Kansas...

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 City Star harshly criticized people for politicizing the coronavirus situation, while seemingly oblivious to being...

Frontenac sued in federal court over city administration firings

The three top Frontenac city officials who were fired in September of last year have filed a federal lawsuit alleging violations of the Fifth and Fourteenth amendments of the Constitution, violations of the Kansas...

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 15, but the State of Kansas still wants those payments in April.  For Kansas...

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 or loans. It was initially thought that only airline companies would be impacted by neutrality...

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 demands in 1,432-page  the House coronavirus 'stimulus' legislation: $100,000,000 to NASA, page 17 $200,000,000...

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 of getting unrelated policy items included. Breitbart News says House Majority Whip Rep. James...

Coronavirus statistics update

Update April 3 at 09:15 am: Final results for April 2 The U.S. mortality rate is 2.48%. The Kansas mortality rate is lower, at 2.36%. Worldwide (excluding China) the mortality rate is 5.34%. A...