Monday, September 28, 2020

Kelly admin, KDHE continue to mislead on COVID data

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is still struggling to get basic COVID-19 reporting numbers correct. According to a story from the Pittsburg Morning Sun, published Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, just days after restarting...

School boards still diverting money to Schools for Fair Funding

Kansas school districts continue to pump money into Schools for Fair Funding, a coalition of school districts that successfully sued the state twice for additional taxpayer funding for public schools. In its first lawsuit...

States locked down had worse earnings, wages and salaries loss in 2Q

According to personal income data published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the states with COVID-related lockdowns imposed by their governors had worse losses in net earnings and private nonfarm wages and salaries in...

Kelly administration obstructs, obfuscates on PPE distribution

In spite of a legislator's concern that personal protective equipment -- also known as PPE -- isn't getting to nursing homes, Governor Kelly has instructed her administration to refuse legislative requests for information. At a...

KDHE won’t talk about COVID test kits purchased from unregistered company

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment on April 7 issued a purchase order for $3.75 million worth of COVID test kits from OKEC, LLC, but the company wasn't registered with the Kansas Secretary...

Republicans for Bollier break with party on policy, too

Kansas media made a big deal about a 'Republicans for Bollier' announcement recently, when a group of Republicans endorsed Barbara Bollier--a former Republican turned Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate. Last week, Nancy Kassebaum, a...

August jobs report: not good for Kansas, ignored by media

A bad August jobs report would be front-page news if Kansas had a Republican governor, but mainstream media apparently has no interest in reporting economic shortfalls under Laura Kelly’s reign. Results released last week by...

Health Freedom event draws nearly 900 to Newton

Hundreds crowded into the Wild Prairie Event Center in Newton Monday for the Heartland Freedom Revival, a symposium sponsored by Kansans for Health Freedom.  Its goal was to empower Kansans to make informed health...

Kansas Justice Institute questions legality of Timber Creek school quarantine

Kansas Justice Institute litigation director Sam MacRoberts this morning sent a letter to Timber Creek Elementary School in USD 229 Blue Valley, questioning the legality of a reported COVID quarantine of more than 100...

Kelly admin refuses to answer questions about $7 million no-bid contract

Despite stating opposition to giving out a no-bid contract, Democrat Kansas Governor Laura Kelly continues to use them -- and continues to refuse to answer questions about her latest deal. On June 3, Kelly's administration...