June 24, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: Kansas Chamber

Kansas Legislature passes $1.4 billion tax relief bill in SB 169

Unless Governor Laura Kelly wields her veto pen on SB 169, Kansas taxpayers can look forward to $1.4 billion in…

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KDOR won’t substantiate claims in effort to defeat tax relief

The Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR) sent a memo to a few legislative leaders in a thinly-veiled effort to give…

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Legislation would prohibit vaccine mandates as employment condition

Lawmakers debated a bill to prevent employers from implementing vaccine mandates and firing individuals due to their vaccination status. Two…

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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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Framework for Growth: more of what failed to produce growth

With Kansas in its fifth straight decade of economic stagnation, Commerce Secretary David Toland’s Framework for Growth plan looks to…

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Lawmakers fast-track SB 13 Truth in Taxation property tax bill

The Truth in Taxation transparency measure vetoed by Gov. Laura Kelly last year is back as SB 13, which requires…

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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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Wind industry spends $180,000 supporting candidates

A July 23 campaign finance report from American Energy Action Kansas shows the Kansas wind industry spent more than $180,000…

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Legislature restricts Gov. Kelly’s power, adds liability protection

A 24-hour marathon legislative session last week added legislative and local government oversight to Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s emergency management…

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Kansas businesses ready to safely reopen economy

The Kansas Chamber today released survey results that show a major shift among the Kansas business community and its desire…

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Kiplinger: Kansas is the 3rd worst state for retiree taxes

Kansas is the third-worst state to retire from a tax perspective, according to Kiplinger’s, a personal finance magazine. Only Nebraska…

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Nurse practitioner reform: better healthcare access, lower cost

March 20 was the worst day of the 2019 legislative session, according to Kansas House Majority Leader Dan Hawkins. That’s…

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KS media ignores magnitude of state income tax increase

The magnitude of the state income tax increase caused by Governor Kelly’s veto of legislation to offset the effect of…

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Media selective reporting could set up your next tax increase

When was the last time you saw a Kansas newspaper or TV station publish bad news about economic conditions in…

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Push for more computer science in Kansas classrooms

The Kansas Department of Education is revamping computer science education standards and in doing so, hopes to meet the workforce…

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2 Docs, 2 Pastors, 2 CEOs, 1 Sheriff Included in Diverse 2018 Leadership Kansas Class

The Kansas Chamber of Commerce does not list the age, race, sex, religion, or ethnicity of the 40 members of…

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Poll: Biz Leaders Say KS Supreme Court Overstepped Bounds on Schools

A poll commissioned by the Kansas Chamber found that a majority of business leaders think the Kansas Supreme Court overstepped…

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