Monday, April 22, 2019

Public radio misleads on Sharice Davids coverage

Kansas public radio's online news source misleads readers in recent coverage of a townhall hosted by Congresswoman Sharice Davids over the weekend. KCUR's Sam Zeff tells voters Davids' town hall was the first in...

Medicaid expansion amendments on citizenship, Planned Parenthood funding rejected

The Kansas House approved Medicaid expansion by a vote of 69-54 Wednesday night while rejecting amendments designed to strip expansion funding for Planned Parenthood, confirm citizenship through the federal e-verify system and publish monthly...

Changes considered for workers compensation laws

Two bills being considered in the Kansas Legislature are proposing significant changes to the Workers Compensation Laws in the state. The changes are not 'new', but rather seek to revert Kansas laws back to...

Toland nomination to Commerce Secretary off to rocky start

A second nominee of Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, David Toland, is under attack for social media postings. State senators questioned Toland, Kelly’s nominee for Secretary of Commerce, about Allen County Hospital Facebook posts from...

Mark Janus testifies in support of Kansas public employees

When Mark Janus began work as a child support specialist for the state of Illinois, no one ever asked him whether he wanted to pay fees to the American Federation of State, County, and...

Push for more computer science in Kansas classrooms

The Kansas Department of Education is revamping computer science education standards and in doing so, hopes to meet the workforce demands of employers and parents. According to Code.org more than 90% of parents want...

Newspapers oppose online legal notices to save taxpayers’ money

Rep. Stephen Owens, a Hesston Republican, says he loves newspapers, but it’s time to change state policy requiring cities, counties, and school districts to spend a lot of money publishing legal notices in print....

Windfall tax bill SB 22 headed to Governor’s desk

Lawmakers adopted a bill that would allow taxpayers to keep the savings garnered by last year’s federal tax cuts. Under SB 22, Kansas taxpayers who take the standard deduction on their federal tax forms...

Are subsidies the ‘fix’ for economic challenges?

Government subsidies for a small portion of employers is the preferred attempt at economic development among many elected and economic development officials in Kansas.  The subsidy menu includes a variety of offerings (grants, STAR...

House committee strips Medicaid expansion funding from budget proposal

The Kansas House Appropriations committee stripped $14 million from Gov. Laura Kelly’s proposed budget today. During a tense debate, a narrow majority of the committee, 12-11, voted to remove a placeholder for Medicaid expansion...

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