May 27, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: Elizabeth Patton

Nearly 60% of Kansans favor single tax rate: poll

Americans for Prosperity – Kansas (AFP-KS) has released a poll showing a bipartisan coalition of taxpayers strongly supports replacing the…

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Kansas has the most domestic migration loss among neighboring states

Kansas had the worst record in 2023 among bordering states on domestic migration, as more U.S. residents moved out-of-state than…

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Kansas City Star rejects opinions with which it disagrees

When Colleen Nelson was the editorial manager for the Kansas City Star, she made sure that alternate views (i.e., not…

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AFP-Kansas presents Frederick Douglass Award to Rep. Marvin Robinson II

A free-market group, the Americans for Prosperity Foundation-Kansas, has given its first ever Frederick Douglass Award “for standing on principle…

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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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Chances for school choice this session narrow substantially

School choice legislation is not yet entirely dead in Kansas this year, although opportunities for passage this session are narrowing.…

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Senate bill would eliminate competition in power transmission construction

A bill in front of the Kansas Senate would effectively give complete control over electric transmission projects in the state…

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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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Fordham study finds positive impacts of Ohio’s EdChoice program

A new study from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute should allay concerns that school choice programs won’t benefit marginalized students.  …

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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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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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Olson flip-flop kills education choice, school funding bill

An education funding bill that included expanding a tax credit scholarship program and providing parents education savings account options for…

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SB 174 would eliminate ‘pay to work fee’ for APRNs

Proponents say a proposal before the Kansas Legislature regarding Advance Practice Registers Nurses (APRNs) will lower medical costs and improve…

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Eyebrow threaders sue state board over the right to earn a living

Jyotsna Biscuitwala is fighting for a slice of the American Dream. Along with her son and daughter-in-law, the Olathe woman…

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Election puts liberty-centric reforms on the agenda in Kansas

There’s good news on the horizon for Kansas voters who want less government control over their lives and constitutional liberty…

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Republicans for Bollier break with party on policy, too

Kansas media made a big deal about a ‘Republicans for Bollier’ announcement recently, when a group of Republicans endorsed Barbara…

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Medicaid expansion plan would hike cigarette taxes, raise fees

Over the last two days, members of the Senate Select Committee on Healthcare Access noodled on details of a Medicaid…

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Arizona-like law could reduce occupational licensing hurdles in KS

Arizona became the first state in the nation to recognize occupational licenses from other states. But Arizona’s new license portability…

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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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