July 17, 2024

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Category: News

Governor vetos sugaring bill, siding with bureaucrats over entrepreneurs

Governor Laura Kelly dashed the hopes of sugarers around the state as she vetoed SB 434, which would have eliminated…

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Veterans Treatment Court offers vets a second chance

Sedgwick County’s Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) opened last September, one of several such courts in Kansas providing alternatives to jail…

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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoes bill to ban ‘gender-affirming care’ for minors

A new law that would have banned so-called “gender-affirming care” for minors has been vetoed by Governor Laura Kelly. Senate…

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Kansas Blueprint for Literacy requires ‘science of reading’ in comprehensive education reform

Using the science of reading to teach literacy will soon be required in Kansas schools — and to train new…

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HB 2036 tax relief bill awaits Gov. Kelly’s signature

Finally, on the last day of the regular session, both chambers of the Kansas Legislature passed Senate Substitute for HB…

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‘United Kansas’ pushes fusion voting scheme in Sunflower State

A new political party, “United Kansas,” wants to institute fusion voting, which allows a candidate to be listed twice on…

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Wolf Springs, Blue Valley refuse to answer questions about alleged ‘murder list’

More than a year after an alleged “incident” involving an alleged “murder list” at Wolf Springs Elementary School, questions remain…

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Kansas Justice Institute wins civil asset forfeiture case

A Geary County woman will soon have her vehicle back after a state court dismissed the civil asset forfeiture case…

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Kansas, 10 other states sue Biden Administration over latest student loan forgiveness plan

Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach, along with the attorneys general of ten other states, is suing the Biden Administration over…

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Lawmakers approve SB 434 exempting sugaring from cosmetology license requirement

Practioners of sugaring around the state are a governor’s signature away from being able to ply their ancient trade without an…

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Johnson County Commission Chairman allows anti-Christian rant that violates county policy

Johnson County Commission Chair Mike Kelly has taken steps to stifle citizens who are concerned with or critical of county…

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SB 546 would end two business subsidies, cut corporate tax rate

Corporate income taxes in Kansas would be reduced to 5.75%, and two business subsidies — Promoting Employment Across Kansas (PEAK)…

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Alabama CHOOSEs to become 11th state to approve universal school choice

With the stroke of her pen, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed into law the state’s Creating Hope & Opportunity for…

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SB 428 reinforces school board members’ ability to conduct needs assessments

Senate Bill 428 (SB 428), currently in front of the Kansas Senate Committee on Education, would force district administrations to…

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MRC study: Google interfered in U.S. elections 41 times since 2008

Supporters of former President Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton can find some common ground as a…

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SB 427 would give school board members tools to improve transparency and accountability

School board members would no longer be restricted to whom they could speak on district issues, nor be barred from…

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Senate Bill 509 would create a tax credit for private and home school families

A bill that would provide a tax credit to families whose children are in either private school or are homeschooled…

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University of Kansas Health System merger with Liberty Hospital draws cross-border concerns

It’s not the “Border War” we’re used to in football, but the merger between The University of Kansas Health System…

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Low-income earners benefit most under new flat tax compromise in SB 539

The Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee held a hearing today on a new flat tax bill that is a compromise…

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Study: Medicaid expansion puts hospitals at higher risk of closure

It has become a mantra with Kansas Democrat Governor Laura Kelly: any hospital closure is blamed on not expanding Medicaid. …

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Three years after scathing audit, questions remain about Angel Investor Tax Credit

More than three years after reporting deficiencies were found in the Kansas Angel Investor Tax Credit program by the Kansas…

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State universities spent $45 million on DEI, received $116 million from foreign sources last year

A new state audit says the six Kansas state universities spent $45 million on various Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)…

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Beloit group claims school board lacks transparency in bond issue campaign

Voters in USD 273 Beloit go to the polls in April to decide the fate of a $20 million package…

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Education establishment gearing up for new lawsuit over SPED funding

The State Supreme Court in 2019 determined that the Legislature met the Court’s definition of adequate funding of schools, including…

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