Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Wichita baseball stadium project skyrockets to $210 million

Details buried in documents associated with the January 21st City Council agenda show the Wichita baseball stadium project has skyrocketed from the original $75 million to $210 million. Multiple phone calls and messages to the city’s...

Medicaid expansion won’t save rural hospitals

Preventing rural hospitals from closing is one of the main arguments legislators face in the less-populated areas of Kansas, but a study done for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment disproves that theory.  Most...

Electric rates hurt economic development; Evergy customers getting $41 million rate hike

Having significantly higher electric rates than surrounding states isn't just a millstone around the neck of the average Kansan, it's dragging down economic development as well. Jim Zakoura of Kansas Industrial Consumers Group and Kansans for...

Ethics complaint: Sedgwick County Dems improperly report donations and spending

An ethics complaint filed against the Sedgwick County Democratic Central Committee (SCDCC) alledges the party is inappropriately hiding the sources of contributions and also how it is spending money. The Sentinel has obtained a copy...

Tax increases on the table in Wichita riverfront design unveiling

After months of 'no comment' from city officials and downtown boosters, a sales tax increase in officially on the table to pay for the Wichita riverfront development along the east bank of the Arkansas...

Olathe teacher seminar loaded with political bias

Several teachers walked out of an in-service presentation on finding reliable news sources when the presenter said Fox News should only be referred to as “Fox entertainment.” The presenter was an Olathe school district...

Voters oppose tax increase for Wichita riverfront development

A new survey shows voters oppose a tax increase to pay for the Wichita riverfront development project being pushed by downtown business and elected officials.  Perhaps even more intriguing, voters also don't think the...

Kansas private-sector GDP growth ranked #45

The tax-and-spend ways of the Kansas legislature over the last three years has been a serious drag on private-sector GDP growth over the last three years.  Real (inflation-adjusted) GDP data released last week by...

Kansas GOP leaders react to Medicaid expansion agreement

Over the weekend more Kansas politicians and stakeholders chimed in on the Medicaid expansion agreement announced last week in Topeka between Governor Laura Kelly and Senate Majority leader Jim Denning (R-Overland Park.) A joint statement...

Spirit Aerosystems lays off 2,800 workers in Wichita

Spirit Aerosystems announced layoffs of 2,800 employees at the company's Wichita location. The layoffs are the impact of Boeing's suspension of production of the 737 MAX. According to Spirit AeroSystems, work on 737 MAX...