March 4, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: Government

Kansas Health Institute uses flawed assumptions to push Medicaid expansion

A new white paper from the Kansas Health Institute suggests that new federal incentives would lower the cost of Medicaid…

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RSPS: Kansas is in bottom half of state economic performance

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly ranks in the bottom half of governors nationally, but according to the American Legislative Exchange Council,…

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Mississippi becomes third state this year to move to flat tax

While Governor Kelly’s handpicked Tax Council recommends adding a fourth income tax bracket as suggested by her Council on Racial…

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City, Wind Surge hit customers with undisclosed tax & fee

Wichita city leaders are up in arms after the Wichita Eagle reported the owners of the Wind Surge — the…

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A-F Grading of Kansas schools: just one A but 80 Fs

Based on the 2021 state assessment scores, only one public school in Kansas earned an “A” on Kansas Policy Institute’s…

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Biden’s proposed budget harms Kansas oil and gas industry

As if Washington hasn’t done enough to cause gasoline prices to spike, President Biden wants to impose further harm on…

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Washburn president slams free speech over Michael Knowles event

Conservative media figure and speaker Michael Knowles is scheduled to speak at Washburn University Thursday evening, at the invitation of…

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Kansas House passes needs assessment, other education reforms

For years many school districts across Kansas have likely ignored a state law requiring an annual building needs assessment designed…

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Kansas Senate passes ‘Parents Bill of Rights’

The “Parents Bill of Rights” and school curriculum transparency legislation passed the Kansas Senate Tuesday 24-15. However the bill –…

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Report: Kelly ranks in bottom half of governors nationally

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly ranks 27th out of all 50 state governors according to a new report from the American…

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Unions oppose employee rights with false claims re: Janus

Several labor unions opposed legislation to ensure public employees’ rights under Janus v. AFSCME was opposed by unions this week…

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JoCo officials setting residents up for a big property tax hike

Johnson County officials appear to be setting their residents up for a major property tax hike this year.  Most residential…

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KEMA overhaul protects due process, privacy, prevents mask mandates

A revision to the Kansas Emergency Management Act (KEMA) that would limit the ability of local governments and school boards…

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Emporia school board member sends police after parents

A member of the Emporia Board of Education allegedly attempted to have a member of the public arrested after disagreements…

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Olathe super continues dodging questions about DEI, 1619 Project

Olathe school officials last year said they purged the school website of DEI resources and links, but the widely-debunked 1619…

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Legislation would bring standardized regulation to wind farms

Kansas — like most states — is a mish-mash, patchwork quilt of regulations on wind farms, with each county setting…

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Kansas legislation to target ‘sanctuary’ jurisdictions

Earlier this month the Unified Government of Wyandotte County, which includes Kansas City, Kansas, approved the “Safe and Welcoming” ordinance…

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Eyebrow threading exemption approved for Kansas Senate vote

Practitioners of the ancient art of eyebrow threading may no longer have to spend thousands of dollars to get what…

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Deleted tweet reveals KNEA, ONEA opposition to transparency

The Kansas National Education Association and its Olathe chapter, ONEA, came out in opposition to transparency legislation that requires school…

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Salina parents object to the district’s COVID segregation policy

Salina Public Schools have maintained they do not have an exclusion policy for students who are either unvaccinated or who…

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Kansas Press Association hopes to curb open records costs

With little incentive to be transparent, the state and some local governing bodies often fight Kansas Open Records Act requests…

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Responsible Kansas Budget would control spending

As the Kansas Legislature weighs Governor Kelly’s budget proposals during the current session, the Kansas Policy Institute — which owns…

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Race not a factor in Kansas monoclonal antibody decisions

A race-based scoring system to determine who will get the relatively-scarce monoclonal antibody COVID treatments is found in some states,…

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Survey: Kansas parents should have primary say in education

Governor Laura Kelly thinks parents should butt out of curriculum issues, but a new poll shows parents overwhelmingly believe they…

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