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    Governor, KJI, Chamber, school boards weigh in on SB 40 lawsuit

    Kristin Butler and Scott Bozarth wanted school officials to listen to their concerns, but they refused. Left with few other options, the duo--parents of children...

    Kansas paid Medicaid providers over $17 million for dead people

    An internal state audit of the Kansas Medicaid system, released in late July, revealed $1.3 in inappropriate payments to the companies contracted to administer...

    Charter Commission chair cancels meeting, six members stay to listen to...

    A formal public hearing before the Johnson County Charter Commission ended abruptly last night, but a handful of its 25-members stayed behind to listen...

    Petition asks legislature to halt skyrocketing electric rates

    Kansas has some of the highest electric utility rates in the region, with residents paying -- on average -- 25% more than neighboring states. That...

    Olathe proposes 9% property tax hike despite $97 million in reserve

    The Olathe proposed 2022 budget includes $97 million remaining in reserves in funds that receive property tax, a 9% increase in General Fund personnel...

    Kansas Justice Institute files legal brief in defense of SB 40

    The Kansas Justice Institute argues that a legislative overhaul of the Kansas Emergency Act, known as Senate bill 40, should be “celebrated, not criticized.” “Without...

    Hanzlick seeks to appoint, rather than elect, JoCo Sheriff

    Johnson County Charter Commissioners are likely to debate whether to make the sheriff an appointed role rather than an elected one. It’s a move...

    Some local officials won’t be honest about property tax

    Local officials not being honest about property tax was the impetus for the new Truth in Taxation Act, and some of them still aren’t...

    Biden proposal would give the IRS access to your bank account

    Tax law and federal budgets are inherently boring things, so it comes as no surprise that language is often slipped into those bills that...

    Mask mandates increase voter support for parental choice

    Masks are doing for school choice what years of advocacy has not: Increasing Democratic support for parental choice. That’s according to recent polling by...

    Cherokee County Commissioners nix wind development

    Surrounding counties have mostly allowed the introduction of wind farms, but the Cherokee County Commission took a stand Monday, unanimously passing a resolution putting...

    Leavenworth Dems get school board candidate fired, call state rep ‘Nazi’

    A candidate for school board in Leavenworth and a sitting state representative have found themselves the target of "Cancel Culture." In the case of Mary...