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    Wichita is budgeting a $5.5 million property tax increase

    The City of Wichita presented the 2020 city budget to City Council on Tuesday but didn’t mention that the budget includes a $5.5 million...

    Kansas foster care challenges complicated by politics

    The International Foster Care Organization defines foster care as “… a way of providing a family life for children who cannot live with their...

    Kansas new business decreases as nation grows

    Kansas is the only state in the country with negative new business growth since President Trump took office, according to Bloomberg.  Data from the...

    T-Bones baseball team for sale, owes at least $550,000 to local...

    One week ago the owner of the Kansas City T-Bones baseball team, Adam Elhert, announced he would sell the team to cover debts.  A letter...

    Cost of Emporia school bond proposal is understated

    The Emporia school bond proposal being pushed by USD 253 is said to cost just $78 million and district officials emphasize it will only...

    Hutchinson city manager proposes property tax increase

    Property tax collections in Hutchinson jumped 112% between 1997 and 2018 – more than twice the combined rates of inflation and population – and...

    Onerous processes to sever union membership remain 1 year after ‘Janus’...

    In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, many public union members may still find it’s difficult to leave...

    Wichita approves $100,000 for Century II study

    The Wichita City Council in a 7-0 vote today approved spending $100,000 on a study called the Riverfront Legacy Master Plan, for recommendations on...

    KS media ignores magnitude of state income tax increase

    The magnitude of the state income tax increase caused by Governor Kelly’s veto of legislation to offset the effect of federal tax changes appears...

    Judge tosses Denning defamation suit against Star

    The Kansas City Star doesn’t have legal liability for printing claims that are “misleading” at best, according to a ruling by a Johnson County...

    KS tax board shoots down Johnson County ‘dark store theory’

    The Kansas Board of Tax Appeals (BOTA) issued another ruling against Johnson County's controversial 'dark store theory' justification to dramatically increase property tax on...

    Concern grows about Wichita infill plan

    On a recent Monday night in Wichita, about 20 people gathered in a conference room at the Americans for Prosperity offices to hear a...