Sunday, July 21, 2019

Mayor James Fails To Sell KC Audience on GO Bonds

On Monday evening, the Waldo Towers Homes Association in conjunction with adjoining Associations hosted Kansas City Mayor Sly James in a Town Hall meeting on the $800,000,000 general obligation bond issue. The City plans...

Planned Parenthood to ‘Pink Out’ Statehouse for Medicaid Expansion

Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, is asking its allies to wear pink and attend a rally for KanCare expansion on Wednesday. The organization is also asking its supporters to plan to attend a...

Senate Committee Considers Tax Hikes

Barbara Paulus is on a fixed income. The Bonner Springs woman’s taxes have doubled since 2011. “I’m opposed to increasing individual income tax rates, although the increase is modest,” she told the Kansas Senate Committee...

Out of the Senate, Greg Smith Gets Back to His Real Life’s Work

    Former Kansas State Senator Greg Smith launched his public career for a reason he would wish on no one. In June 2007, a stranger abducted his 18-year-old daughter Kelsey from the parking lot of...

Star Article Gives Odds on Trump’s Impeachment

Two weeks into Donald Trump's presidency, the Kansas City Star is baiting its left-leaning readership with an aspirational article on the impeachment of President Donald Trump. "Across the world, online gambling websites are offering increasingly...

Legends Persists with Fake Frank Marshall Davis Bio: Here’s the Real Story

  As the Sentinel reported on February 1, the Legends Outlets Kansas City chose to honor Frank Marshal Davis as one of its Kansas legends, apparently unaware that Davis was a member of the Communist...

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...