Friday, April 10, 2020

Nancy Pelosi’s coronavirus ‘stimulus’ wish list

Here's a list - not everything, mind you but just a very short list - of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's demands in 1,432-page  the House coronavirus 'stimulus' legislation: $100,000,000 to NASA, page 17 $200,000,000...

Democrats delay coronavirus stimulus bill with “ideological wish list”

Reports coming out of Washington show House and Senate Democrats are holding the big coronavirus stimulus bill hostage in hopes of getting unrelated policy items included. Breitbart News says House Majority Whip Rep. James...

Coronavirus statistics update

Update April 10 at 10:00 am: Final results for April 9 Kansas has 380 cases per million of population vs. the national average of 1,415. Kansas has 14 deaths per million of population vs....

Covid-19 coronavirus statistics encouraging so far

While caution must be exercised to control the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, the statistics on the number of severe cases and the relatively low mortality rate should help ease Americans’ fears at this...

State budget boosts SGF spending $1 billion over 2 years

The Kansas legislature approved revisions to the state budget for this year and next year last night and then quickly adjourned for an early, extended spring break due to the coronavirus outbreak.  State General...

Local government entities continue fighting Truth in Taxation property tax law

In testimony Monday on Truth in Taxation before the House Taxation Committee, Sedgwick County Commissioner Jim Howell urged legislators to “Pass the Bill! Pass the Bill!”  But most local government entities remain opposed to...

Gov. Kelly allows restaurants to remain open during coronavirus scare

Update 8:35 am.  Johnson County says its 15-day closure of restaurants and bars will remain in place. Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issued Executive Order NO. 20-04 today to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus,...

Grocers, supply chains working to keep up with demand for toilet paper, staples

Grocers and their supply chain partners are scrambling to catch up with increased demand for food staples, toilet paper, other paper products, and cleaning supplies according to this Wall Street Journal story.  Stores all...

Forty books about socialism everyone should read

Socialism and communism have killed more than 100 million people worldwide, yet millions of (mostly young) people across the country think socialism is a better form of government.   If you're wondering how to help someone...

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...