Sunday, September 20, 2020

Illegal Alien Pleads Guilty To Killing St. Louis Man In Dispute Over Candy Bar

On Monday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Taleb Jawher "pleaded guilty to being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm."  Jawher admitted striking Christopher Simmons, 34, with the butt of a handgun several times during...

Now, Trump Calls Out Air Claire For Her “Phony” RV Tour of Missouri

Never one to shade his sentiments, President Donald Trump called out Sen. Claire McCaskill  for her use of a private plane to ferry her around the state during an alleged RV tour. Trump tweeted, "Senator Claire...

KS Officials Estimate Rosier Budget Picture

The Kansas Consensus Revenue Estimating Group projects the state will bring in about $220 million more than previously anticipated. The group released its rosier estimates last week, but Shawn Sullivan, budget director, warned the state...

Lawmaker Proposes Election of State Auditor

Sen. Dennis Pyle, a Hiawatha Republican, is proposing citizens elect a state auditor for one, four-year term. The auditor would be required to find enough government waste and fraud to pay for itself, otherwise...

Arizona-like law could reduce occupational licensing hurdles in KS

Arizona became the first state in the nation to recognize occupational licenses from other states. But Arizona’s new license portability law probably won’t be a strategy next year in the Sunflower State, according to...

KS Lawmakers Receive Input through Legislative Agendas

As Kansas lawmakers kick off the 2018 legislative session, they’ll be inundated with a number or legislative platforms from cities, counties, labor unions and advocacy groups hoping to advance or kill legislation related to...

Derby Voters Head to Polls for School Bond Issue

Derby voters head to the polls today, Feb. 20,  to determine the fate of a 25-year, $123 million bond issue. Voters will be asked whether to approve a 25-year bond that would fund a...

Voter fraud prosecution may shift to Attorney General

Attorney General Derek Schmidt advocated to a Kansas House committee to eliminate the Kansas Secretary of State’s authority to prosecute voter fraud cases. Schmidt testified in favor of the law that gave the Secretary...

December Revenues Beat Projections, But Officials Advise Caution

Kansas revenues beat estimates in December, the Kansas Department of Revenue reported today. The state has collected $83.6 million more than projected for the fiscal year. However, officials caution the spike in revenue may be...

Wichita Teachers Average 6 Percent Raise, Super Gets $14K Bump

Wichita School Superintendent Alicia Thompson will sweeten her salary by more than $14,000 this school year, and district teachers won't do half bad either. The new teacher contract increased teacher pay by 3.95 percent...