February 24, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: John Whitmer

AFP-KS Plans Advocacy Day during ‘Sausage-Making’ Time

When lawmakers return to Topeka to wrap up the 2018 legislative session, they’ll be met by advocates for limited government and…

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Sour Political Wrangling Pickles Amendment to Lower Food Sales Tax Rate

A bill that would have lowered the sales tax on groceries is dead due to political wrangling, according to Rep.…

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Education Study a ‘$200K Birdcage Liner’, Lawmaker Says

Lawmakers are balking at an education study that recommends spending up to an additional $1.77 billion on school funding. Lori…

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Lawmakers Propose ‘Swatting’ Law

Reps. John Carmichael, a Wichita Democrat, Patty Markley, an Overland Park Republican, and John Whitmer, a Wichita Republican, proposed a…

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Wichita School District Hires Political Consulting Firm

The Wichita School District hired a political consulting firm to monitor and report to district administration on legislative activities. School…

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KS Lawmakers Receive Input through Legislative Agendas

As Kansas lawmakers kick off the 2018 legislative session, they’ll be inundated with a number or legislative platforms from cities,…

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Representative Mentions Weapon, Media Imagines Threat

A Kansas representative tweeted to another that there are 25 people carrying guns in the House Chambers prior to a vote,…

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Kansans Want Spending Cuts; Lawmakers Propose New Taxes

Despite a recent poll showing a large majority of Kansans prefer cutting government spending to increasing taxes, lawmakers continue to…

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KS Lawmakers, Former Govs Weigh in on Tax Negotiations

Kansas lawmakers are attempting to thread a needle on a tax proposal that will gain Gov. Brownback’s support or garner…

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