February 22, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: Renee Erickson

2023 Freedom Index shows liberty is not a red or blue issue

Seventy-three of the 165 Kansas House and Senate members scored better than 85% on the 2023 Kansas Freedom Index, including Wyandotte County…

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Kansas expands school choice / tax credit scholarship program in SB 113

Next year a lot more students will be eligible to participate in the tax credit scholarship program with Governor Kelly…

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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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Legislators ridicule KASB deception, praise Virginia governor’s honesty

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin’s bleak but refreshingly honest end-of-the-school-year report on K-12 education in the commonwealth focused on many of…

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KSHSAA competitive balance effort for schools, not biological girls

The Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) allows transgender biological males to compete against biological girls, but it draws…

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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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‘Shall conduct needs assessment’ confuses K-12 officials

Two state senators last week bluntly rebuked the Kansas Association of School Boards and the United School Administrators when they…

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SB 347: $1 billion+ taxpayer subsidy for one mystery company

Governor Laura Kelly and her Commerce Department are behind Senate Bill 347 (SB 347), which could provide more than $1…

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State school board may sue the Legislature to protect its authority

The Kansas State Board of Education intends to put lawmakers on notice that its members wield constitutional authority. Calling themselves…

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Is Barbara Bollier dishonest about school funding or misinformed?

A Sunflower State Journal report about former state senator Barbara Bollier chairing a new political action committee included a wildly…

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Legislators consider local control over vaccine distribution

Kansas lawmakers may strip the state health department of some of its authority over vaccine distribution after the Kelly administration…

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Top-heavy Wichita school district shortchanges teachers and students

The Kansas education tradition – suing taxpayers on the pretense of not having enough money to educate students but not…

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“Giving Kids a Fighting Chance” premieres to acclaim

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says educational reform is “…the civil rights issue of our time…it’s the social justice issue…

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Newton school bond: understated costs, unanswered questions

A recent public meeting about the proposed Newton school bond issue left residents with several unanswered questions, including how student…

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