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    Tax Foundation Director Talks ‘Trump Windfall’ with Senate Committee

    An economist at the Tax Foundation told the Kansas Senate Taxation committee states can lose competitive edge if they don’t tweak tax policy related...

    Opponents Say Medicaid Expansion Is Bad Medicine

    Rep. Jim Ward, D-Wichita, introduced a bill to expand Kansas’ Medicaid program, and Gov. Laura Kelly said in her state of the state address...

    Senate Republicans Prioritize Returning Trump Windfall to Taxpayers

    Senate Republicans are poised to debate and pass legislation that would direct the Trump windfall back to Kansas taxpayers, but they'll likely face resistance...

    Media Bias Alert: KWCH-TV pushes minimum wage hike

    Regardless of intent, reporting just one side of a story is one of the classic forms of media bias.  And that's exactly what KWCH-TV...

    Obamacare Changes Could Cut Insurance Cost, Selzer Says

    Former Kansas Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer said two recent federal changes to the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, will help drive down health care...

    Sentinel acquired by Kansas Policy Institute

    Special to The Sentinel After two years of operating as an independent entity, The Sentinel has become a subsidiary of Kansas Policy Institute.  Additional resources...

    Delay in Kansas Supreme Court Abortion Decision Has Watchers Wondering

    Democrats or abortion-friendly moderates appointed six of the seven justices on the Kansas Supreme Court. As is perhaps even more true than in the...

    Researchers Brutally Smack Down Laura Kelly’s Favored KU Welfare Report

    The Wichita Eagle headline sounds awful: "Kansas child welfare agency trying to undercut research cited by incoming governor." This is not an op-ed headline....

    RIP, Steamboat Arabia’s Bob Hawley–Patriarch, Patriot, Adventurer

    After a long and remarkably fruitful life, Bob Hawley of Independence, Missouri, died on Monday. The patriarch of a large and loving family and...

    Top Republicans Push Pompeo to Replace Retiring Pat Roberts

    According to the Washington Examiner, "Senior Republicans are floating Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as their preferred successor to Sen. Pat Roberts." Other names...

    First Time Ever, Dorothy, A Year With No Violent Tornadoes in...

    "We’re now days away from this becoming the first year in the modern record with no violent tornadoes touching down in the United States,"...

    Kansas Students Getting Squeezed Out of Kansas JUCO Football

    Beyond KU and perhaps WSU basketball, little about college sports in Kansas makes economic sense, but almost nothing in Kansas JUCO sports does. Scratch...