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    Gov. Kelly shuts down legislator’s COVID transparency inquiry

    For the second time in less than a month, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly shut down a discussion and refused to answer COVID transparency questions...

    Encouraging trends continue in the latest Kansas COVID data

    Encouraging trends that developed over the last few weeks on hospitalization and mortality continued with the last Kansas COVID data released today by the...

    KDHE doctored a COVID case chart to justify mask mandates

    KDHE Secretary Lee Norman shared a COVID case chart with media this week, which he said shows the counties that abided by Governor Kelly’s...

    Kansas media, governor hide warning signs in July tax collections

    July tax collections included a few warning signs for Kansas legislators and taxpayers, but you wouldn't know it from Governor Kelly's press release or...

    Top-heavy USD 500 Kansas City shortchanges teachers and students

    USD 500 Kansas City gave Superintendent Charles Foust a 17% pay increase last year, while the approximate $92 million spent on teacher pay was...

    COVID hospitalization and death rates drop again, shutdown still threatened

    Kansas Governor Laura Kelly's administration is still threatening to close the economy when legally permitted on September 15 even though the COVID hospitalization and...

    Misleading COVID stats in Wichita Eagle; trends down, not up

    It may not have been intentional, but a July 29 story in the Wichita Eagle misrepresented the trend of COVID-related hospitalizations in Kansas.  The...

    A guy named ‘Bill’ decides which Kansas businesses are essential

    A spreadsheet obtained in an Open Records request details a pattern of arbitrary and questionable decision-making by a guy named 'Bill' on whether businesses...

    Wind industry spends $180,000 supporting candidates

    A July 23 campaign finance report from American Energy Action Kansas shows the Kansas wind industry spent more than $180,000 supporting 21 candidates for...

    Kelly claims credit for foster care ideas after vetoing them

    Not only is Kansas Governor Laura Kelly accepting credit for an idea in a bill she vetoed, but the Kansas City Star is also enabling...

    Are Future Vision mailers about the election for Senate President?

    Kansans recently received mysterious mailers from a group called Future Vision attacking multiple Kansas Senate candidates, and this prompted questions about who is behind...

    Gov. Kelly may close bars and nightclubs based on incomplete data

    During last week’s State Finance Council meeting, Senator Jim Denning (R-Overland Park) said he’s seeing positive results from closing bars in Douglas County, and...