Saturday, February 16, 2019

Governor Kelly’s budget leads to large deficits

Senate Democrats objecting to returning the 'federal windfall' to taxpayers say doing so would produce a negative ending balance in fiscal year 2022, but Governor Kelly's budget produces much larger negative balances without reamortizing...

Kansas Sales Tax 8th Highest in the Nation

Kansas has the eighth highest state and local average sales tax rate, according to a new study from the Tax Foundation. It revealed that Kansans pay an average of 8.67 percent in sales taxes...

Capital-Journal treats school funding rumor as fact

Despite a lack of evidence or confirmation, the Topeka Capital-Journal printed allegations from Democrats saying House Speaker Ron Ryckman, (R) Olathe, has a plan to cut $200 million from school funding.   The Capital-Journal ran...

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...

Sen. Jim Denning sues KC Star for defamation

Kansas Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning, (R) Overland Park, is suing the Kansas City Star and columnist Steve Rose for defamation. The case was filed in Johnson County District on Monday afternoon following the...

KSNW-TV reporting on highway funding is wrong

KSNW-TV in Wichita says Gov. Laura Kelly’s budget will cease highway funding transfers from the Kansas Department of Transportation. A headline reads, “Governor's new budget would leave transportation money alone.” But that’s not even...

School Choice Advocates Rally in Topeka

The state of Kansas has made strides in providing school choice opportunity for some students, but there’s still work to be done, Wade Moore, founder and dean of Urban Prep Academy, told a crowd...

Wichita Chamber official refutes LinkedIn migration report

According to analysis by one social media site, Wichita is losing employees to out-migration faster than other U.S cities. LinkedIn reports Wichita lost more workers per 10,000 LinkedIn members than any other city in...

Tax Foundation Director Talks ‘Trump Windfall’ with Senate Committee

An economist at the Tax Foundation told the Kansas Senate Taxation committee states can lose competitive edge if they don’t tweak tax policy related to the 'Trump Windfall.' “Sometimes standing still means you’re falling behind,”...

Term limits legislation proposed in Kansas

Rep. Ken Corbet, a Topeka Republican, is sponsoring three term limits bills, but he doesn’t think any are likely to become law.   “The chances of getting this done at all are much worse than the...

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