Saturday, October 16, 2021

Not 1 More Mill, Opponents of Property Tax Increase Tell House Committee

Opponents of legislation that would nearly double the property tax rate for public schools didn't mince words during a hearing on Tuesday. House bill 2740 would increase the statewide mill levy for schools from 20...

Monetti Doubles Down in MO Senate Race, Has Sarah Palin Come to KC For...

Not one to be easily deterred by the odds, Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Tony Monetti is going all in by staging a rally at the Power & Light District on Wednesday, June 27, featuring...

Missouri Governor Thanks Illinois House Speaker

Gov. Eric Greitens is appearing in a new video thanking the the Illinois Speaker of the House. Why is the Governor of Missouri offering his thanks to an official one state over? Greitens joins  Indiana Gov....

Hartman Offers Use of Namesake Arena for NRA Events

Wink Hartman is offering the National Rifle Association the use of Hartman Arena for future NRA events. He tweeted his offer Tuesday afternoon. "Today I offered the National Rifle Association the use of Hartman Arena...

KC Firefighter Earns 232K in 2016, 100 Make More Than 107K

According to the Kansas City Star, a Kansas City, Missouri, firefighter/paramedic made $232,105 last year, $80,000 more than the fire chief Fire Chief Paul Berardi. In fact, 10 firefighters or EMTs made more than the chief. The...

NCTQ: Better teacher prep programs would produce more effective teachers

For every four elementary teacher candidates, only two will demonstrate a reasonable grasp of the content they will teach. The two who do not likely spent as much time and paid the same tuition...

Kiplinger: Kansas is 10th least friendly state for taxes

While Governor Kelly’s tax council is exploring options to raise taxes to pay for explosive state spending, the Kiplinger financial report shows Kansas is the 10th least friendly tax state in the nation. Kansas has one of...

Proposal to create limited KS driver’s license for undocumented immigrants

A House committee is considering a bill that would allow illegal immigrants to a obtain Kansas driver’s license. Members of the Fed and State committee heard testimony on the legislation, HB 2003, last week. Kansas...

Media crucified Brownback, but glosses over Kelly’s budget tricks

When Republican Governor Sam Brownback used budget tricks to avoiding spending cuts, media pounded him on the front page and in editorials.  But they give Democrat Governor Laura Kelly a pass when she does...

Kelly-Denning Medicaid expansion plan defies voters

Governor Laura Kelly and Kansas Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning held a press conference in the Capitol rotunda to announce what they described as a compromise Medicaid expansion plan. However, when the Sentinel asked...