Monday, August 3, 2020

Kansans Enjoyed Low Rates before Obamacare

There’s a side of the healthcare debate that isn’t being told, according to Mike Pirner. The Lenexa small business owner says the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, had a very damaging affect on his...

Effectiveness of incentives called into question

Incentives, also called taxpayer-funded subsidies, are ubiquitous in state and local government economic development efforts. The majority of incentives given to firms to relocate or expand a business typically take the form of cash...

Lax enforcement aids in escalation of protests at Capitol building, Senator says

Acts of civil disobedience in the Kansas Capitol escalated throughout the session and according to one state Senator, Capitol Police encouraged more illegal protests by failing to uphold the law. Medicaid expansion supporters first deployed...

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...

Kobach Lead Widens, “Staunch Conservative” To Oversee Results

Although Secretary of State Kris Kobach has handed over his election responsibilities to what the Wichita Eagle gratuitously calls "a staunch conservative," his lead over Gov. Jeff Colyer continues to widen. As of late Friday,...

Cap-J Headline Confuses on Procurement Bill

The House K-12 Education Budget Committee heard testimony on a bill that would require school districts to use strategic sourcing to acquire things like fuel and technology. The headline: "Kansas Bill Would Require State...

COVID testing levels have little relationship with positive cases

A statistical analysis of COVID testing and cases by Kansas Policy Institute shows one positive case for roughly every ten tests conducted, ranking Kansas #26 among the states and the District of Columbia.  Michael...

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...

KC Church Holds Prayer Vigil for City’s 137 Homicide Victims in 2017

On Saturday, Norton Heights Community of Christ church in Kansas City held a prayer vigil for the 137 homicide individuals murdered in Kansas City so far this year. The church also posted 137 highly...

Piper Principal Busted For Soliciting Sex With Seventh-Grader

"When I received the first message, I was like, 'This is weird and uncomfortable,' and I just knew it wasn't right," the seventh-grade girl told FOX 4's Shannon O'Brien about a Snapchat message she received...