Saturday, March 28, 2020

Kansas Property Owners See Spikes in Assessed Valuations

Assessed valuations are hitting Kansas property owner mailboxes, and many owners are finding a big difference between the value of their properties last year and the value this year. The assessed valuations are important,...

Feds Bust KC Couple in Immigration Marriage Scam

On Wednesday, 49-year-old Delmar Dixon and 37-year-old Shakeisha Harrison, both of Kansas City, pleaded guilty to their respective roles in a marriage fraud conspiracy involving African nationals. Co-defendant Traci R. Porter, 44, also of Kansas...

KSHB Adds Context to Kansas School Funding Debate

Kudos to KSHB-TV for adding context to the Kansas school funding debate.  KSHB 41 Action News investigated the staff salaries in five school districts and discovered what the Sentinel learned a few weeks ago:...

Schools Spent More Than $5M on Lobbying, Legal Fees

Kansas public school districts spent more than $5 million in lobbying and lawsuit funding between 2010 and 2016. That's the equivalent of hiring more than 110 full time elementary teachers. Fees paid between 2010 and 2016 to...

Senator Alleges Leadership Gamesmanship after Debate

The Kansas Senate systematically worked through Gov. Brownback's budget proposal yesterday. After a lengthy floor debate, Senators rejected the bill 37-1 on March 7. Prior to discussion on the Senate floor, Sen. Ty Masterson questioned...

Kansas Is Stealing Oklahoma’s Teachers?

Oklahoma officials worry that the Sooner State is suffering a teacher shortage crisis. Their educators are escaping to Kansas, according to one district superintendent, Jason James. James is the superintendent of Alex Public Schools in...

Show-Me: City Math Fuzzy on Go Bonds Costs

Patrick Touhey, Western Missouri field manager for the libertarian think tank the Show-Me Institute, has a real problem with the proposed $800 GO Bonds deal that are up for vote on April 4. Touhey is...

Kansas Bond Ratings Much Higher Than Media Imply

Mainstream media breathlessly await rating outlooks by Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's (S&P), the two largest bond credit agencies, but publications and broadcasts often mischaracterize the importance of these reports. A positive report...
Congressman Roger Marshall

Congressman Marshall Draws National Attention

Congressman Roger Marshall, a Great Bend doctor, penned an editorial for the Washington Times on March 5. It appeared in print a day before House Republicans unveiled two bills to repeal the Affordable Care...

Sunday Fox News Features Gov. Eric Greitens as “Power Player” of the Week

  In a flattering three-minute feature, Chris Wallace interviews new Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. To watch, click here.