Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Pat Roberts Demands Claire McCaskill Pull His Quote From Her Ad

“If you want to pick somebody to work in a bipartisan manner and get something done … you ask Claire McCaskill because she does get the job done,” Kansas Sen. Roberts said at an...

Nativity House KC: Philanthropy Gets Entrepreneurial

Strange but true: there are still organizations in the Kansas City area that work to assist people in need and prefer to do so without government assistance, one of which is Nativity House KC. Nativity House...

Quick Facts on the Kansas Budget

Kansas lawmakers hoisted a $1.2 billion tax increase on taxpayers last session, but they piled on new spending, too. The two-year budget lawmakers passed in 2017 leaves the budget out of balance by 2020. Legislators won't...

Reduced hours at Spirit highlights need for diversification

Many employees at Spirit AeroSystems are being reduced to a 32-hour work week in order to cope with the fallout from the Boeing 737 Max issues according to the Society of Professional Engineering Employees...
Connecticut

Taxing Rich Doesn’t Work, Connecticut Learns

Kansas legislators may want to heed Connecticut's warning. Lawmakers in the Nutmeg State face a $2.2 billion deficit next year, and Gov. Dannel Malloy warned the shortfalls are because state government depends too much on...

Voter fraud prosecution may shift to Attorney General

Attorney General Derek Schmidt advocated to a Kansas House committee to eliminate the Kansas Secretary of State’s authority to prosecute voter fraud cases. Schmidt testified in favor of the law that gave the Secretary...

City of Frontenac won’t comply with Open Records requests

Earlier this year, the City of Frontenac in southeast Kansas requested $3,500 to provide documentation surrounding the secretive dismissal of city employees. Now the city says state law doesn’t require them to provide the...

15 Months Into Campus Carry, KU Reports First Teeny Violation

Some 15 months into the University of Kansas's "controversial" campus carry law, the Lawrence Journal-World inquired to see how many violations had been reported. LJW reporter Sara Shepherd found one. That violation was reported Oct....

KC Voters Stun Streetcar Boosters, Reject Streetcar Expansion

Without even a formal campaign to check the City of Kansas City's relentless effort to extend its dubious streetcar system south to UMKC, Kansas City voters narrowly approved a question on the August 8...
free speech

KU Hires Previously Banned BLM Activist

Caleb Stephens, a social worker and Black Lives Matter activist, was once banned from the Twente Hall, the social welfare studies building at the University of Kansas, and now he's on the university's payroll. He will be...