February 24, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: Americans for Prosperity

Intense debate on asset forfeiture reforms in competing House, Senate bills

While civil libertarians and the law enforcement community debated the merits of asset forfeiture — the seizure of property and/or…

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Kansas lawmakers discuss reform of civil asset forfeiture law

Standards of proof required for civil asset forfeiture, the process through which a law enforcement agency may seize and take…

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Kelly vetoes bill that would have helped childcare crisis

One of the biggest obstacles to economic recovery post-pandemic has been the difficulty in finding childcare. Writing in the Wichita…

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Ohio adopts universal occupational license acceptance, Kansas agencies resist

Ohio’s Governor Mike DeWine recently signed into law a Universal Occupational License Recognition allowing licensed professionals such as real estate…

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Kansas loses population while neighboring states gain

Kansas is one of 18 states to see a decline in population between July 2021 and July 2022, according to…

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Constitutional amendment would allow legislature to overturn state agency regulations

Kansas voters will consider a constitutional amendment on their November ballots that would allow the Legislature to overturn agency regulations.…

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Eagle: Wichita park privatization largely a giveaway to developers

Privatizing Wichita’s parks system has largely resulted in giveaways to developers and other private interests rather than Wichita’s residents, according…

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Records requests show Commerce Department failing to oversee STAR Bonds

A series of records requests by the Americans For Prosperity Foundation asking for information about STAR Bonds in Kansas shows…

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Public invited to candidate forums on education, taxes, spending, regulation

The Kansas Policy Institute is sponsoring two events this week of interest to candidates and taxpayers, focusing on important public…

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Schmidt, other state AGs threaten action over COVID relief strings

Kansas Attorney Derek Schmidt joined 20 other state attorneys general in a letter threatening to take action against the Biden…

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Unions oppose First Amendment rights for teachers, others

Marni Mills is a 20-year member of the Kansas National Education Association in Olathe. When she wanted to cease paying…

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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…

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Kelly vetoes tax bill, reporters act like her deputies

Instead of asking hard questions about obviously misleading statements in Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto of HB 2033, reporters across Kansas…

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Veto override of SB 22 could begin tomorrow

It will be close if the legislature votes on whether to overturn Gov. Laura Kelly’s override of SB 22, and…

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Occupational license for eyebrow threading?

Arif Karowalia is always looking to hire people to do eyebrow threading at his three Kansas salons, but state licensing…

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Not 1 More Mill, Opponents of Property Tax Increase Tell House Committee

Opponents of legislation that would nearly double the property tax rate for public schools didn’t mince words during a hearing…

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Pressure from Tax Increase Opponents Stymies Senate Tax Proposal

The Kansas Senate is at a stand still, and Senate leadership says there will be no more debate on other…

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