Thursday, January 27, 2022
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Eleven KS counties reject 30×30 federal land grab

Kansas counties are pushing back against President Joe Biden's “Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful” plan — often referred to as the “30 by 30” program or 30x30 — which has as its aim...

Biden, Pelosi bill would cut Kansas DSH hospital payments

Fox News reports that the Build Back Better bill passed by the House includes a provision that would cut Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments across Kansas and 11 other states that haven’t expanded Medicaid...

Huge middle-income cost hike in Biden’s childcare scheme

One of the provisions in President Biden’s Build Back Better plan professes to make childcare more affordable, but an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal says costs will skyrocket for middle-income families.  It’s...

Parents prove state school board wrong on CRT

"Critical Race Theory - CRT - is not taught in schools," is the constant refrain from administrators and school boards across the state -- despite ample evidence to the contrary. The latest such denial came...
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Judge blocks vaccine mandate for federal contractors in KS

A federal judge in Georgia has blocked the federal contractor vaccine mandate which would have required employees at any company that does business with the federal government to be vaccinated by Jan. 18, 2022. Federal...

Rep. Patrick Penn exposes goal of critical race theory at education hearing

Rep. Patrick Penn, (R-Wichita), presented a graduate-level course on CRT, particularly focused on why it is -- contrary to continued denials -- in fact being taught in Kansas schools. Critical Race Theory -- and its...

K-State ducks questions about social justice contest with KNEA

K-State -- Kansas State University -- is refusing to answer questions about its apparent partnership with the Kansas National Education Association on KNEA's "Student Expression Campaign." According to the "Just Imagine Justice" website -- which...

Biden wants $4,500 taxpayer subsidy for union-built electric cars

President Biden’s so-called Build Back Better proposal includes a $7,500 tax credit for purchasing electric cars, but union-built electric cars qualify for an extra $4,500 taxpayer subsidy.  That means a Tesla doesn’t qualify for...

Schools ignore legal requirement to conduct needs assessments

State law requires local school boards to conduct annual building needs assessments of each school as part of the budget process, but most of them seem to ignore their legal obligation.  A sampling of...

Kelly admin prioritizes politics over public health, emails show

With little fanfare, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly's administration forced out Dr. Lee Norman, who had been both the state public health officer and the head of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, after...