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    KC Star ignores reality in its push for higher corporate taxes

    The Kansas City Star says “there is now growing evidence that corporate taxes are too low in Kansas,” because corporate income tax collections for...

    Goddard school lawsuit raises ethics concern

    Following the announcement of a lawsuit against vaping manufacturers Juul at a press conference, a journalist asked Goddard Superintendent Justin Henry, “I noticed a...

    Salina to build “Cadillac” gun range, despite redundancy of service nearby

    The city of Salina is building the “Cadillac” of law enforcement training facilities, even though the Kansas Highway Patrol’s primary training campus is in...

    71% of property tax appeals reduced excessive valuations

    Many Kansans believe their property is overvalued by the county assessor, and the results of property tax appeals before the regular division of the...

    Move underway to ban plastic bags in Wichita

    Former city council member Lavonta Williams, Jessica Mounts, the director of the Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams, and two others spoke at the...

    Goddard superintendent uses brother’s law firm to sue vaping manufacturer

    The USD 265 Goddard Public Schools Board of Education approved a resolution on Monday night to file a lawsuit against Juul, a major manufacturer...

    Kelly stacks tax council with state spending advocates

    Gov. Laura Kelly established the Governor’s Council on Tax Reform, a group that will study and make tax recommendations to state lawmakers. Kelly appointed...

    Kansas outguns Missouri in regulatory border war for hospitals

    The governors of Kansas and Missouri may have signed a ceasefire agreement on the so-called Border War, but state incentives aren’t the only source...

    Medicaid expansion in KS could hinder federal efforts to improve health...

    Passing Medicaid expansion in Kansas could hinder efforts at the federal level to create a more personalized, cost-effective health care system across the country,...

    Sedgwick County Commissioners kick slot machines to legislature

    The Sedgwick County Commission voted unanimously to pull a resolution to allow electronic slot machines at dog tracks from the county agenda today. The...

    McClatchy death spiral continues; Eagle to cut Saturday print edition

    The Wichita Eagle Saturday edition is about to land on the dustbin of history. McClatchy, which owns the Eagle and the Kansas City Star,...

    Wichita gives approval for opioid lawsuit

    The Wichita City council on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution to join a nationwide multi-district lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors. Wichita City Attorney...