March 4, 2024

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Tag: Derek Schmidt

Wichita Eagle tortures the truth opposing COVID compensation law

A recent Wichita Eagle news report attempted to change the narrative related to a legislative proposal, according to an attorney…

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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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AG Schmidt joins lawsuit to block ‘Mini-Green New Deal’

Kansas has joined a federal lawsuit seeking to block the implementation of a series of executive orders by the Biden…

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Wichita gym owner’s COVID lawsuit on hold, pending legislative solution

A lawsuit by a Wichita gym owner asking for payment from the State of Kansas for his lost revenue because…

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Kansas Attorney General: legislators should meet in-person

As legislators prepare to return to Topeka for the 2021 session and safely deal with COVID-19, an opinion from Kansas…

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AG Schmidt backs constitutional amendment to prevent court packing

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt signed onto a bipartisan constitutional amendment proposal to set the number of U.S. Supreme Court…

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Kansas AG says counties can opt out of Kelly’s school mask order

In another apparent abuse of the rule of law, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly insists — contrary to the advice of the top…

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Governor’s order restricting church gatherings unconstitutional, interest group, AG say

UPDATE: Kansas Legislative Coordinating Council strikes down order An executive order limiting church attendance by Governor Laura Kelly, on the…

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City of Frontenac won’t comply with Open Records requests

Earlier this year, the City of Frontenac in southeast Kansas requested $3,500 to provide documentation surrounding the secretive dismissal of…

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Kansas Justice Institute scores first win for free speech in Kansas

Kansas raw milk farmers can now advertise their products with more than just a sign on their farms, thanks to…

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Attorney General: Kelly administration risks lawsuits on remote sales tax policy

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt issued a legal opinion on September 30, stating Governor Laura Kelly’s unilateral expansion of remote…

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AG Schmidt slaps back at Kelly administration sales tax directive

A sales tax directive, issued by Gov. Laura Kelly’s administration, exceeds the Governor’s authority, according to a legal opinion issued today by…

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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…

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AG Schmidt to issue legal opinion on Kelly’s internet sales tax increase

Attorney General Derek Schmidt will issue a legal opinion on Gov. Laura Kelly’s directive to expend the internet sales tax…

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More money won’t end school funding litigation

Even if legislators give schools the extra $90 million per year that the Department of Education says is needed to…

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Voter fraud prosecution may shift to Attorney General

Attorney General Derek Schmidt advocated to a Kansas House committee to eliminate the Kansas Secretary of State’s authority to prosecute…

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Kansas GDP Falls, But Lawyers Want $1.5 Billion “More” For Schools

Forget the GDP–the half billion or so of newly committed money is apparently not money enough for the lawyers representing…

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Denning: ‘We Did Our Work on Schools Last Year’

The Kansas Legislature will have a solution for school funding by April, Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning told the Sunflower…

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State Treasurer Can’t Stop Overpayments to Public Schools

The Kansas State Treasurer’s Office looked into whether the state treasurer Jake LaTurner could refuse to issue school funding he…

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CBD Oil Users, Sellers Criminalized by Recent AG’s Opinion

Amanda Grosserode suffered from insomnia for years. “I would go three, four, five nights with minimal sleep. That obviously crashes…

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AG’s Office: State Law Does Not Allow KSDE to Set Minimum Transportation Funding

State law doesn’t allow the Kansas State Department of Education to allocate a minimum amount of funding for transportation, Kansas…

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Legislators Have Duty to Resist Judicial Encroachment, KS Supreme Court Says

According to a 2015 Kansas Supreme Court decision, lawmakers have an obligation to oppose judicial overreach. In the ruling, Justice…

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School Funding Debate Likely To Dominate 2018 Session

Debate on how to best deal with the Kansas Supreme Court’s ruling requiring the legislature to craft a new school…

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Wichita Eagle Takes Deserved Victory Lap Due to AG Opinion

The Wichita Eagle is taking a well-deserved victory lap following the release of an opinion from Kansas Attorney General Derek…

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