Friday, December 3, 2021

K-State ducks questions about social justice contest with KNEA

K-State -- Kansas State University -- is refusing to answer questions about its apparent partnership with the Kansas National Education Association on KNEA's "Student Expression Campaign." According to the "Just Imagine Justice" website -- which...

Biden wants $4,500 taxpayer subsidy for union-built electric cars

President Biden’s so-called Build Back Better proposal includes a $7,500 tax credit for purchasing electric cars, but union-built electric cars qualify for an extra $4,500 taxpayer subsidy.  That means a Tesla doesn’t qualify for...

Schools ignore legal requirement to conduct needs assessments

State law requires local school boards to conduct annual building needs assessments of each school as part of the budget process, but most of them seem to ignore their legal obligation.  A sampling of...

Kelly admin prioritizes politics over public health, emails show

With little fanfare, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly's administration forced out Dr. Lee Norman, who had been both the state public health officer and the head of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, after...

Edgerton city spending pushes property tax higher

The City of Edgerton had a council member resign earlier this year over allegedly misleading residents about property tax increases.  The mill rate was lower than in prior years but property tax revenue jumped...

KC Star falsely accuses Majority Leader Hawkins to protect Kelly admin

The Kansas City Star this week reaffirmed that it won't let the truth get in the way of its support for Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, making a false accusation of Senate Majority Leader Dan...

KASB won’t say if they will leave National School Boards Association

Twenty-three states have now either pulled their membership to the National School Boards Association or are actively distancing themselves from NSBA, following the organization's letter to the United States Department of Justice likening concerned...

Kansas falls again in Economic Freedom rankings

Kansas falls from the 17th most free place in North America to the #20 slot, finds the Economic Freedom of North America report released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public...

Federal court says Biden administration can’t prohibit state tax cuts

A federal court yesterday agreed with Kansas and held that an attempt by Congress and the Biden administration to prohibit states that accept federal COVID-19 relief money from reducing state taxes is unconstitutional, Attorney...

Edgerton councilman resigned in protest over property tax fib

Local elected officials and bureaucrats routinely fib about property tax increases, and most often, those who know that their constituents are being misled sit quietly by.  But not Edgerton city councilman Ron Conus. During discussions...