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    Kelly vetoes tax bill, reporters act like her deputies

    Instead of asking hard questions about obviously misleading statements in Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto of HB 2033, reporters across Kansas acted as though they...

    Senator Denning, House moderates disagree over Medicaid interim committee

    The makeup of a Medicaid interim committee that will be tasked with writing expansion legislation is causing a rift between moderate House Republicans and...

    Advocates admit Medicaid expansion won’t save rural hospitals

    Pressed to consider the facts with emotion removed, even some strong advocates admit Medicaid expansion won't save rural hospitals.  And that includes expansion's leading...

    Media bias – shaping news to fit an agenda

    Media bias takes many forms, as demonstrated in a recent story that ran in the Kansas City Star and Wichita Eagle.  The headline -...

    School district lawyers say $1 billion isn’t enough to resolve Gannon...

    Legislators just increased school funding another $90 million per year, bringing the total being phased in through the 2023 school year to a little...

    Kansas budget to jump 9 percent next year

    Legislators just increased the Kansas budget by almost 9 percent next year but you wouldn't know it from reading mainstream media reports.  The conference...

    Rationale of government incentives

    Incentives, also known as taxpayer-funded subsidies, are the predominant methods used by government and elected officials to encourage economic development.  Government says they are...

    KC Star political agenda drives coverage of Senator Jim Denning

    The Kansas City Star's recent coverage of State Senator Jim Denning seems driven less by facts than a dual political agenda of expanding Medicaid...

    Voters to decide on Shawnee community center tax increase

    Voters will soon be deciding whether property taxes should be increased to pay for a $38 million Shawnee community center. The ballots should hit...

    Arizona-like law could reduce occupational licensing hurdles in KS

    Arizona became the first state in the nation to recognize occupational licenses from other states. But Arizona’s new license portability law probably won’t be...

    Foundation defends health award for Allen County

    Allen County won a Culture of Health prize from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2017. Yet, the same week in 2017 that the...

    Kansas economy lagged the nation in 2018

    Data released this morning by the Bureau of Economic Analysis shows the Kansas economy grew much slower than the national average in 2018.  Kansas’...