Saturday, September 26, 2020

Rural Community Defeats School Bond Issue by 2-to-1 Margin

Voters approve most school bond issues in Kansas. It's rare for one to fail by a wide margin, but that’s exactly what happened last month in Lincoln, Kansas. By more than a 2-to-1 margin, voters scrapped...

Missouri Senate Candidate Tony Monetti Has Unusual Background

On Monday, May 8, Tony Monetti, a Republican from Warrensburg, will be announcing his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on the steps of the historic Truman Courthouse in Independence at 7 p.m. He will do...
Connecticut

Taxing Rich Doesn’t Work, Connecticut Learns

Kansas legislators may want to heed Connecticut's warning. Lawmakers in the Nutmeg State face a $2.2 billion deficit next year, and Gov. Dannel Malloy warned the shortfalls are because state government depends too much on...
free speech

KU Research: Defending Free Speech Is Racist

People who adamantly defend free speech likely aren't principled. They're racist, according to research conducted at the University of Kansas. The research paper is online at the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Researchers Mark...

Planned Parenthood Bringing Its Abortion Services to a Neighborhood Near You

A 91-year-old federal judge, Howard Sachs, has granted a temporary injunction barring the State of Missouri from enforcing its abortion laws, and Planned Parenthood has quickly stepped into the breach. One of the offending laws requires...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Suspends Columnist for Supporting NRA

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch suspended a conservative editorialist over a column that pointed out media bias on gun control. In the column, Stacy Washington took issue with a University of Missouri journalism professor who argued the National...
Kansas Justice Institute

KJI to Assist Citizens in School Funding, Other Liberty Issues

The Kansas Justice Institute, or KJI, will assist citizens in litigating property tax issues, private property issues and civil asset forfeiture, but organization officials said its first foray in Kansas may be representing students who aren’t...
Garden City

Garden City Schools Reject Efficiency Recommendations

The Garden City School District could save between $1.1 million and $1.5 million annually with limited impact to students, a legislative post audit found. By implementing recommendations of the audit, USD 457 could save another half...

Statistical Noise Crowds Kansas Tax Reform Study Findings

It’s almost a year old, but researchers posted to the Internet a study reviewing the impact of Kansas’s 2012 tax reforms on April 26. The 2012 tax reforms created a tax-exemption on LLCs, or...

The Group That Calls Itself ‘Citizens For Responsible Government’ Challenges Downtown Hotel

On Friday, the Sentinel exposed how the Kansas City Star prefaces all articles about the watchdog group, Citizens for Responsible Government (CFRG), with the diminutive, "the group calling itself Citizens for Responsible Government." The group calling itself...