Friday, April 10, 2020

Kansas senators concerned about state’s use of Unacast GPS tracking

Last week the Sentinel reported that the State of Kansas was using GPS data from aggregator Unacast to track Kansans' movement during the COVID-19 lockdown. On April 1, Kansas Department of Health and Environment chief...

COVID-19: massive unemployment, except in government

Last week a record 55,428 people filed for unemployment in Kansas, and nationally the number stands at 7.14 million due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis -- numbers which are only likely to get worse...

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...

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...

Covid-19 coronavirus statistics encouraging so far

While caution must be exercised to control the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, the statistics on the number of severe cases and the relatively low mortality rate should help ease Americans’ fears at this...

Local government entities continue fighting Truth in Taxation property tax law

In testimony Monday on Truth in Taxation before the House Taxation Committee, Sedgwick County Commissioner Jim Howell urged legislators to “Pass the Bill! Pass the Bill!”  But most local government entities remain opposed to...