Friday, February 26, 2021

Fitzgerald: In Kansas, Educational Choice “A Parental Rights Issue”

In reviewing the most recent Kansas Supreme Court decision, Sen. Steve Fitzgerald came to a conclusion the Court likely did not anticipate. Said Fitzgerald, "Educational choice is not a Republican issue or a Democrat...

Solyndra East? KC Solar Company in Near Total Eclipse

The future looked spectacularly sunny less than two years ago when California-based solar energy company Sungevity opened its Downtown Kansas City office with plans to create 600 local jobs within five years. Prospects are not...

MU Brass Peel Off Millions in Incentives As University Flounders

  Bad enough that their football and basketball teams crash, that their enrollment collapses, that their reputation craters after the campus's PC meltdown in 2015, now University of Missouri officials are being forced to explain...

Hutch News Reports on Awkward Democratic Press Releases

Kansas Democratic Reps. Jim Ward, the House Minority Leader, and Patsy Terrell issued press releases demanding Gov. Sam Brownback declare a state of emergency in response to wildfires out west. The Dems issued their...

Kansas Unemployment Lowest in 15 Years

Kansans are seeing gains in economic prosperity, according to Michael Austin, a tax economist for the state of Kansas. Austin made that claim on the heels of a U.S. Department of Labor January report and...

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...