Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Missouri Budget Hammers Higher Ed

As reported in the Missourian, Gov. Eric Greitens' proposed budget for 2018 would cut $40 million from The University of Missouri System's state funding compared to last year. Greitens acknowledged there will be "less money for...

Senate Republicans Reach Consensus on Tax Package? Not So Fast

The Kansas Senate Committee on Assessment and Taxation will hold a hearing next week on a proposal that would eliminate the LLC-exemption and significantly increase personal income tax rates. Senate President Susan Wagle told...

Missouri House Passes Right-to-Work

By a 100-59 vote the Missouri House passed a bill on Thursday barring mandatory union fees in the workplace. Newly elected Gov. Eric Greitens is expected to sign the bill shortly. The bill does include...

Kansas Wrestles with School Centralization

  The Kansas legislature is wrestling with an issue that tests the ideological purity of the state's legislators. The question at hand is whether the Kansas Department of Administration should create a statewide buying pool for...

More Off-Court Problems for KU B-Ballers

The way things are going KU basketball players may be spending more time in court than on the court. The Kansas City Star reports that two KU basketball players, Josh Jackson and Lagerald Vick, are...

Hard Left Turns on Soft Left in KC Protest

On Friday at 4:30 p.m. a coalition of hard left organizations will be holding a rally at the Oppenstein Park in Downtown Kansas City to protest the apocryphal problem du jour--yes, of course, "white...

KU Basketball Fans Don’t Know What to Think

According to the University Daily Kansan, fans are not conflicted about the play of their team. Hardly! The #3-ranked Jayhawks, a perennial national power, knocked off #2-ranked Baylor at a packed Allen Fieldhouse Wednesday...

Missouri Executes First Man in Greitens Era

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens declined a clemency request for Mark Christeson, 37, and on Tuesday the Missouri man moved on to meet his maker. Easing his passage was a fatal injection courtesy of the Department...

Cap-J Headline Confuses on Procurement Bill

The House K-12 Education Budget Committee heard testimony on a bill that would require school districts to use strategic sourcing to acquire things like fuel and technology. The headline: "Kansas Bill Would Require State...

Kansas City on Pace to Pass 2016 Homicide Rate

The most serious problem that the city of Kansas City, Missouri, faces is one that its elected officials refuse to acknowledge, let alone address--murder. The city's eleven homicides in January put it on a...

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