Monday, September 20, 2021

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    Overland Park’s lower mill rate doesn’t equate to efficiency

    Several Overland Park city council members last week justified voting for a 10% property tax increase by noting that their mill rate is lower...

    Prairie Village officials cause housing to be less affordable

    Every time a government entity creates or contributes to a problem, the proposed solution is inevitably more government.  The City of Prairie Village is...

    Hypocritical hissy fits from SUBV, Game On over 1776 Project endorsements

    They didn’t object when Democrats Laura Kelly, Sharice Davids, and Barbara Bollier got financial backing from out-of-state donors.  But Stand Up Blue Valley and...

    Overland Park city council won’t be honest with citizens

    Last night’s Overland Park revenue neutral hearing showed why Kansans support the new Truth in Taxation law.  Taxpayers are fed up with local officials...

    Stand Up Blue Valley stands for mediocrity and bureaucracy

    Stand Up Blue Valley likes to portray its leaders as “concerned parents” but their actions show they exist to support an entrenched bureaucracy that...

    JoCo school boards request political ‘cover’ from commissioners

    “Legal department had not made final review,” wrote Johnson County Commission Chair Ed Eilert , explaining why the school district opt-out provision of the...

    Go to RNR hearings and demand lower property tax

    There will be a lot of RNR hearings coming in the next four weeks where local officials will try to justify unnecessary property increases,...

    Overland Park wastes $800,000 on mini-roundabouts

    The late Milton Friedman could have been thinking about the City of Overland Park when he said, “when a man spends someone else’s money...

    1619 Project, critical race theory in Wichita schools

    Red, White, and Black – Rescuing American History from Revisionists and Race Hustlers is, according to its publisher, “corrective to the falsified version of...

    Kathleen Sebelius: no freedom for the unvaccinated

    Former Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius thinks people who choose not to get the COVID vaccine should be prevented from going to work or anywhere...

    KSDE denial of critical race theory is just another fairy tale

    The rapidly growing backlash against critical race theory yesterday prompted the Kansas Department of Education (KSDE) to deny that CRT is included in curriculum...

    Shawnee Mission spent $400k on Deep Equity/CRT training

    The Shawnee Mission school district says it doesn’t use critical race theory, but a Sentinel investigation found that the district spent more $400,000 on...