Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Legislature overrides Kelly’s veto of tax relief bill

It took four years, but lawmakers yesterday overrode Governor Kelly's veto of legislation that will reverse unintended state tax increases from the 2017 federal tax cut relief bill. The legislation will provide nearly $100...

Sandbar suit leads to legislative due process victory

The Sandbar in Lawrence yesterday dismissed a lawsuit that prompted Kansas legislators to fix the Kansas Emergency Management Act. Sandbar owner Peach Madl sued the Douglas County health officer last fall after the county...

CDC: maximum 28 CT for post-vaccine COVID PCR tests

As reported by Daniel Horowitz at Blaze Media, the new CDC guidance for “COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough case investigation” – meaning people who tested positive after getting vaccinated – says PCR tests should be set...

Biden’s STEP Act will tax farmers, small business owners hardest

President Joe Biden, who is promoting an effective tax increase on many middle-class Americans to pay back the unions that helped fund his campaign, is also pushing the STEP Act, a tax increase that...

College of the Ozarks sues Biden admin over gender identity

Like a Missouri David facing the Federal Goliath, the small, Christian-oriented College of the Ozarks near Branson, Missouri, is challenging an executive order and housing regulation that requires religious schools to open their female...
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School boards ignore legislative intent on SB 40 hearings

Mask mandates are slowly disappearing in Kansas counties. At a recent count, only five Kansas counties retain the mandates. However, many public school districts require students to cover their faces. In hearings across the...

Biden admin pushes critical race theory in public schools

Federal lawmakers and the Biden administration are aiming to direct civics curriculum in public schools, and critics fear their efforts will incentivize Kansas schools to promote critical race theory in classrooms. Members of Congress...

Some districts are considering masks for flu season

Many parents fear some districts will require masks in the next school year, and one school superintendent says some districts may require masks for flu season. At the April 12 board meeting, USD 417 Superintendent...

Pay increases, 9% property tax hike in Manhattan

Data from the Kansas Department of Revenue shows the City of Manhattan raised property tax by 9% last year, and some of that money is going for pay increases.  Payroll information was obtained in...

Pratt chamber won’t answer questions about social justice survey

A "community survey" from the Pratt Chamber of Commerce raises a lot more questions than those in the survey. An email obtained by the Sentinel from Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kimberly DeClue...