Friday, August 23, 2019

Wichita’s Voice for Liberty, Bob Weeks, Answers 20 Questions

Nearly every day, blogger Bob Weeks publishes news, analysis, and commentary on state and local politics. It's information readers can't find anywhere else. He started the "Voice for Liberty," in 2004. He is the 2013...

CAIR Chair Gives House Invocation

The state's largest Muslim civil rights group hosted an advocacy day at the Kansas Capitol March 13. The chairman of Council on American-Islamic Relations in Kansas (CAIR),Moussa Elbayoumy, opened the House session with an...

Is City Using Trump to Sell KCI Single Terminal, Go Bonds?

A friend of the Sentinel received a call today from a sophisticated push pollster hoping to measure the respondent's thoughts about the new KCI and the $800 million Go Bonds. The pollster was likely...
school funding

Senate Committee to Examine School Funding Announced

Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle appointed a select committee to examine education funding, following a Kansas Supreme Court decision that ruled current funding calculations inadequate. Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning, R-Overland Park, will chair...

Anyone Want to Buy This Building? It’s For Sale!

According to Loopnet and with a hat tip to Tony, there is some significant commercial property for sale Downtown, specifically "a portfolio of commercial real estate assets which make up the administrative and production facilities of...
Topeka

OP Rep Chides Peers For “Anti-University, Anti-Intellectualism” in Campus Carry Debate

Rep. Stephanie Clayton, an Overland Park Republican, does not like the idea of "campus carry" and does not exactly respect those of her legislative colleagues who do. Clayton particularly does not like House Bill 2220....

Fitzgerald: In Kansas, Educational Choice “A Parental Rights Issue”

In reviewing the most recent Kansas Supreme Court decision, Sen. Steve Fitzgerald came to a conclusion the Court likely did not anticipate. Said Fitzgerald, "Educational choice is not a Republican issue or a Democrat...

Solyndra East? KC Solar Company in Near Total Eclipse

The future looked spectacularly sunny less than two years ago when California-based solar energy company Sungevity opened its Downtown Kansas City office with plans to create 600 local jobs within five years. Prospects are not...

MU Brass Peel Off Millions in Incentives As University Flounders

  Bad enough that their football and basketball teams crash, that their enrollment collapses, that their reputation craters after the campus's PC meltdown in 2015, now University of Missouri officials are being forced to explain...

Hutch News Reports on Awkward Democratic Press Releases

Kansas Democratic Reps. Jim Ward, the House Minority Leader, and Patsy Terrell issued press releases demanding Gov. Sam Brownback declare a state of emergency in response to wildfires out west. The Dems issued their...