Sunday, October 13, 2019

Sedgwick County Commissioners kick slot machines to legislature

The Sedgwick County Commission voted unanimously to pull a resolution to allow electronic slot machines at dog tracks from the county agenda today. The motion by Pete Meitzner specifically pulled the issue so the...

McClatchy death spiral continues; Eagle to cut Saturday print edition

The Wichita Eagle Saturday edition is about to land on the dustbin of history. McClatchy, which owns the Eagle and the Kansas City Star, in August, announced the paper would cease Saturday print publication....

Wichita gives approval for opioid lawsuit

The Wichita City council on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution to join a nationwide multi-district lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors. Wichita City Attorney Jennifer Magana spoke to the city council about why the...

Lyon County zoning proposal raises concerns

The new draft of a joint Emporia and Lyon County zoning proposal is drawing concerns of government overreach.  The zoning draft has garnered attention from people in the community, notably on Facebook, for what...

Senate Medicaid Expansion Committee meeting dates set

A special select committee of Kansas Senators is set to meet on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23 to map out a proposal for Medicaid expansion in Kansas. The 2019 legislative session concluded without the Senate...

AG Schmidt to issue legal opinion on Kelly’s internet sales tax increase

Attorney General Derek Schmidt will issue a legal opinion on Gov. Laura Kelly’s directive to expend the internet sales tax on remote sellers. Earlier this month, the Kelly administration issued an order requiring all...

The parent tax: school enrollment fees in Kansas

Public school enrollment fees in Kansas are allowed by state law but are in reality a double tax on parents. Families already pay for their children’s education as taxpayers, yet fees to attend school...

Maize stonewalls releasing bond financials ahead of vote

Maize residents are set to vote Tuesday on two bond questions for the Maize school district, but district officials will not make financial documents regarding the bond available until “early next week.” The Sentinel...

Lawrence paper continues to distort school budget numbers

The Lawrence Journal-World has access to a full picture of USD 497’s budget but continues to report misleading budget numbers in its coverage of the Lawrence School District’s budget process. As The Sentinel reported earlier...

In latest ‘dark store’ salvo, assessors organization redefines appraisal term

updated August 22 The International Association of Assessing Officers’ (IAAO) board of directors is seeking to redefine the meaning of “fee simple” according to a top commercial real estate attorney, Linda Terrill. In early August,...