Monday, March 25, 2019

McCaskill Hopes to Tie Trump’s Hands on Russia

"You can talk all you want about Russia, which was all, you know, fake news, fabricated deal, to try and make up for the loss of the Democrats and the press plays right into...

Ill-Fated Kemper Arena Sold for a Buck

On Thursday, the Kansas City Council, by a 9-1 vote, approved the sale of Kemper Arena to Foutch Brothers for $1. This move spares the city a $1 million-a-year maintenance burden but may put the...

TV News Mischaracterizes Tax Increase Bill

KSHB-TV 41 News mischaracterized a bill that would mark the largest tax increase in Kansas history. The anchor suggests at the outset of the television story that the tax increase bill simply rolls back...
TEA Party

New TEA Party PAC in Kansas?

A new political action committee filed a statement of organization with the Kansas Secretary of State's office on Feb. 15. TEA stands for "Trumped Enough Already." Its objective is "to respectfully object and dissent from...

New Business Continues to Grow in Kansas

There is not much positive effect a state tax policy can have on industries like agriculture and energy, the two heavy hitters in Kansas, but on new businesses the effect can be significant. According to Kansas...

Wink Hartman Launches Gubernatorial Campaign

Wink Hartman, a Wichita businessman, will vie for the top job in Kansas, he announced in a press release last night. Hartman is president of Hartman Oil Co., a job he's held for the...
Topeka

Tax Increase Bill Headed to Final Action

With no discussion or debate, a large majority of Kansas House members voted to move forward on a tax bill that will raise income taxes, eliminate the LLC-exemption, and reinstate a third tax bracket...
conceal carry Kansas

Carry Conceal Bill Dies after Tied Vote

An evenly divided Kansas House committee shut down legislation exempting KU Medical Center from adding adequate security measures in order to prohibit concealed weapons on its premises. The fed and state affairs committee split 11-11 on...

Resman Elected to Fill Kiegerl House Seat

Retired Deputy Sheriff John Resman was selected to fill the 121st House District seat left open with the retirement for health reasons of Rep. Mike Kiegerl, R-Olathe, who stepped down after thirteen years of service. Resman had Kiegerl's...
judicial nominating commission

Bipartisan Pair Sponsors Bill to Limit Judicial Nomination Transparency

A bipartisan pair of legislators is sponsoring a bill to rollback changes to judicial nominations adopted last year. Sponsored by Democratic Rep. Dennis Highberger and Republican Rep. Steven Becker, House Bill 2245 would allow the Kansas...

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