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    Kansas, Missouri far below national average on COVID-19 cases

    Many media reports on COVID-19 cases focus only on the total number of cases in each state, but the population has a great deal...

    Kansas waives penalty, interest on 1Q 2020 estimated tax payments

    The Kansas Department of Revenue this morning announced the waiver of penalty and interest for the first quarter 2020 estimated tax payments due April 15,...

    Cell phone tracking system raises privacy concerns for Kansans

    The Kansas Justice Institute on Wednesday warned of potential privacy issues surrounding the use of data from a cell phone tracking system to monitor...

    Wichita Eagle and KC Star: ‘do as we instruct, not as...

    A commentary from Kansas Policy Institute CEO Dave Trabert Within the last few days, the McClatchy-owned Wichita Eagle and Kansas City Star harshly criticized people...

    Frontenac sued in federal court over city administration firings

    The three top Frontenac city officials who were fired in September of last year have filed a federal lawsuit alleging violations of the Fifth...

    Kansas estimated tax payments due April 15, other states delay to...

    Missouri and Colorado extended the due date for the 1st quarter 2020 estimated tax payments from April 15 to July 15, but the State...

    Pelosi coronavirus stimulus bill would cripple private business with union giveaways

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's coronavirus stimulus bill is loaded with union giveaways that would cripple private employers that accept stimulus funding or loans. It was initially...

    Nancy Pelosi’s coronavirus ‘stimulus’ wish list

    Here's a list - not everything, mind you but just a very short list - of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's demands in 1,432-page  the...

    Democrats delay coronavirus stimulus bill with “ideological wish list”

    Reports coming out of Washington show House and Senate Democrats are holding the big coronavirus stimulus bill hostage in hopes of getting unrelated policy...

    Coronavirus statistics update

    Update April 3 at 09:15 am: Final results for April 2 The U.S. mortality rate is 2.48%. The Kansas mortality rate is lower, at...

    Covid-19 coronavirus statistics encouraging so far

    While caution must be exercised to control the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, the statistics on the number of severe cases and the relatively...

    State budget boosts SGF spending $1 billion over 2 years

    The Kansas legislature approved revisions to the state budget for this year and next year last night and then quickly adjourned for an early,...