July 23, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: Laura Kelly

Most Kansas cities lost population over the last three years

Most of the largest cities in Kansas have lost population over the last three years. According to data from the…

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Kansas House fails to override veto of youth “gender-affirming care”

A bill that would have banned so-called “gender-affirming care” for minors in the state is dead, at least for this…

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Kelly veto of HB 2036 shows disdain for taxpayers and the state’s economy

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s veto of HB 2036 was entirely predictable.  We’ve heard the same excuses as she vetoed every…

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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoes bill to ban ‘gender-affirming care’ for minors

A new law that would have banned so-called “gender-affirming care” for minors has been vetoed by Governor Laura Kelly. Senate…

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Kansas Justice Institute wins civil asset forfeiture case

A Geary County woman will soon have her vehicle back after a state court dismissed the civil asset forfeiture case…

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Study: Medicaid expansion puts hospitals at higher risk of closure

It has become a mantra with Kansas Democrat Governor Laura Kelly: any hospital closure is blamed on not expanding Medicaid. …

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‘Broadband Ready’ program should take a note from Missouri

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly is lauding her new “Broadband Ready” program as a new general election season begins, touting a…

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Governor’s office declines questions about expensive EV charging stations

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s office has declined to answer questions about a very expensive series of EV charging stations in…

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Audit identifies concerns about state economic development incentives

A new report from the Kansas Division of Legislative Post Audit identifies serious deficiencies in several economic development incentive programs…

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Democrats push property tax hike on cars, farms, businesses

With the legislative session just around the corner, Kansas House Democrats are pushing a big property tax increase on cars…

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Gov. Kelly, KASB gaslight parents with 2023 student achievement claims

Gaslight is a term used by some mental health practitioners to clinically describe a form of prolonged coercive control in…

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State audit: just spending more won’t improve achievement

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly is touting recent slight increases in state assessments as proof that more spending results in improved…

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Herington Hospital closure is unrelated to Medicaid expansion

Kansas Democrat Governor Laura Kelly is once again using the closure of a rural hospital to push for Medicaid expansion…

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Kansas loses private sector jobs while adding government jobs

Through the first seven months of 2023, seasonally adjusted numbers show Kansas has lost 2,700 private sector jobs, while adding…

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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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ACLU, KNEA tell schools to ignore Women’s Bill of Rights law

Just days before the “Women’s Bill of Rights” law goes into effect on July 1, the American Civil Liberties Union…

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KCC ignores landowners, grants route for power lines to take electricity out of state

In a 2-1 vote earlier this week, the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) — which regulates public utilities in the state…

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Petty politics prevented $1.4 billion in tax relief in Kansas

Virtually every effort to provide state tax relief over the last ten years was met with the ‘Don’t Be Like…

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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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Fairness in Women’s Sports Act becomes law

After three years of attempts, the full legislature has overridden Democrat Governor Laura Kelly’s veto of the “Fairness in Women’s…

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School choice ESA bill passes the Kansas House in SB 83

In a major victory for school choice advocates in the Sunflower State, the Kansas House of Representatives passed the “Sunflower…

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Kelly administration wants $15 million to bail out failed incentive program

The Kelly administration is asking for approximately $15 million a year to prop up an incentive program that has shown…

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Derby Recreation Commission allows biological males in women’s locker room, even after used condom is found

The Derby Recreation Commission has refused to respond to questions about its transgender locker room policy, even after a used…

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