Monday, August 3, 2020

Lawmaker: When Is the Day We Can Discuss Medicaid Expansion?

Democrats in the Kansas House attempted for the fourth time this year to attach a Medicaid expansion to other legislation on Thursday. As in previous attempts, the House rules committee determined the amendment wasn't...

Are Taxpayers Getting a Bum Deal from Prairiefire Tax Incentives?

Cracks are beginning to show in Overland Park's investment in the Prairiefire. The city dropped $100 million in tax incentives in the mixed-use development, but last year, the developer tapped a reserve fund to...

When Will the U.S. Senate Vote on Brownback’s Confirmation?

President Trump formally re-nominated Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback for Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom yesterday. Brownback wasn't confirmed by the U.S. Senate before the end of 2017, and Senate Democrats refused to...

Kansas Unemployment Dips to Lowest Rate since 2000

Kansas’ unemployment rate dipped to a new low in October, according to preliminary estimates from the Kansas Department of Labor and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate is down 3.8 percent...

AFP-KS Plans Advocacy Day during ‘Sausage-Making’ Time

When lawmakers return to Topeka to wrap up the 2018 legislative session, they’ll be met by advocates for limited government and economic liberty. Americans for Kansas-Prosperity is hosting its supporters to rally at the Capitol on...

Scout Program Capitulates; Drops ‘Boy’ from Name

The Boy Scouts are no more. According to USA Today, the revered program announced it would be dropping "boy" from its name after 108 years. Boy Scouts of America will retain its name, but its...

Kansas Reading Readiness Act to benefit students below grade level

Students in the 3rd and 4th grades who are struggling to read would benefit from the provisions of House Bill 2552, otherwise known as the Kansas Reading Readiness Act. 3rd-grade students scoring in Level 1...

UK Publication: Greitens Prosecutor “Must Be Investigated”

The headline of a column in the Sunday British Observer had to have raised eyebrows from St. Louis to Jefferson City: "Why St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner Must Be Investigated—and Stopped." The column by...

Bill Allows Farm Bureau to Offer Health Plans

One of the last bills to pass through the Kansas Legislature before the recess for the spring break could give the Kansas Farm Bureau the ability to provide health plans to Farm Bureau members....

KCPD Do What Florida Police Won’t: Investigate Reports of Potential Mass Shooters

The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Chief is willing to do some of the work federal officers and their local counterparts in Parkland, Florida refused to do: take seriously reports of potential mass shooters. KCPD Police...