Tuesday, August 16, 2022

News

More

    Revenue-Neutral property tax hearings start August 20

    Be on the lookout for your notice of revenue-neutral property tax hearings that start on August 20 and run through September 20. Last year, over...

    Elected officials use residential valuation spike to hide property tax increases

    The Wyandotte County 2023 budget presentation touts a half-mill reduction as property tax “savings” and “tax relief,” but in reality, county commissioners are proposing...

    Hayden not seeking to interfere with elections, simply secure them

    Johnson County Sheriff Calvin Hayden has been facing intense criticism for an ongoing probe into possible integrity issues in his county.  It's understandable that...

    KSHSAA seeks “Fairness” for public schools, but not for biological girls

    The Kansas Board of Education will consider a recommendation approved by the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) to effectively penalize successful private...

    Prairie Village diversity commitment seems only skin deep

    Prairie Village, Kansas -- an affluent suburb of Kansas City -- claims to prize diversity. In fact, the city government so prizes "diversity" it...

    Two incumbents ousted in State Board of Education primaries

    Two newcomers won seats on the Kansas State Board of Education in Republican primaries, each defeating an incumbent. In District 5, Cathy Hopkins ousted Jean...

    Legislators ridicule KASB deception, praise Virginia governor’s honesty

    Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin's bleak but refreshingly honest end-of-the-school-year report on K-12 education in the commonwealth focused on many of the issues facing public...

    Shawnee City Council overrules mayor, staff in property tax increase

    A new conservative majority on the Shawnee City Council flexed its muscle and recently approved a cut of two mills in the city’s property...

    IRS targeting amendment designed to protect free speech

    The proposed Schumer-Manchin $433 billion spending extravaganza includes $46 billion for the IRS, which the Wall Street Journal says will be used to audit...

    KS districts (mostly) ignore school safety questions in wake of Uvalde...

    In the wake of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas, the Texas Legislature issued a damning report which found "systemic failures" across...

    Evergy electric bills to spike, and not just because of the...

    Evergy, the largest for-profit electric company in Kansas, recently raised rates for nearly every customer in the state by more than 20% -- without...

    Former Olathe resident delivers scathing indictment of USD 233 dyslexia services

    Olathe mom Amanda Thompson, frustrated by what she saw as the Olathe School District’s inability to improve her children’s dyslexia and achievement in the...