February 24, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: Susan Wagle

Gov. Kelly wants legislative approval for statewide mask mandate

Gov. Laura Kelly told reporters on Wednesday that she intends to host bipartisan talks with legislative leaders to craft a…

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Gov. Kelly’s September COVID deaths claim is grossly exaggerated

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly at yesterday’s press conference made a consciously exaggerated and deceptive claim about COVID deaths in September. …

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Senate tax committee tees up property tax reform

Kansans are another step closer to major property tax reform, thanks to bipartisan efforts of the Senate tax committee.  The…

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Truth in Taxation property tax bill a priority for legislative leaders

The one-day closing session of the 2020 Legislature may bring the passage of the Truth in Taxation property tax bill…

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GOP lawmakers blast Kelly’s plan to reopen Kansas

On Thursday, Governor Laura Kelly unveiled her plan to reopen Kansas, which won’t allow the state economy to be completely…

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State unemployment site down; Kelly to extend economic shutdown

Despite mounting frustrations over the inability to file unemployment claims on the Kansas Department of Labor website and massive unemployment…

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Kelly-Denning Medicaid expansion plan defies voters

Governor Laura Kelly and Kansas Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning held a press conference in the Capitol rotunda to announce…

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AG Schmidt slaps back at Kelly administration sales tax directive

A sales tax directive, issued by Gov. Laura Kelly’s administration, exceeds the Governor’s authority, according to a legal opinion issued today by…

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Tax reform council focuses on paying for more spending

Tax reform is usually associated with attempts to reduce taxes, but the first day of hearings at Kansas Governor Laura…

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AG Schmidt to issue legal opinion on Kelly’s internet sales tax increase

Attorney General Derek Schmidt will issue a legal opinion on Gov. Laura Kelly’s directive to expend the internet sales tax…

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Gov. Kelly orders tax increase on remote sellers

For the third time in a matter of weeks, Gov. Laura Kelly has attempted to usurp the authority of the…

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Lax enforcement aids in escalation of protests at Capitol building, Senator says

Acts of civil disobedience in the Kansas Capitol escalated throughout the session and according to one state Senator, Capitol Police…

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Kelly allows Farm Bureau health benefit bill to become law without her signature

A bill that will allow Kansas Farm Bureau to offer health care coverage that doesn’t comply with the Affordable Care…

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Despite legislative trick, Medicaid expansion unlikely in KS this year

Sen. Anthony Hensley, a Topeka Democrat, submitted a motion to move a House bill for Medicaid expansion out of committee…

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Medicaid expansion advocates, opponents differ on cost of program

Medicaid expansion could cost the state more than $50 million next year and up to a half billion over the…

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Windfall tax bill SB 22 headed to Governor’s desk

Lawmakers adopted a bill that would allow taxpayers to keep the savings garnered by last year’s federal tax cuts. Under…

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Lawmakers, Governor Draw Battle Lines on KPERS Repayment

With unanimous consent in both the Kansas House and Senate, a bill that will repay $115 million to Kansas’s public…

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Governor Kelly’s budget leads to large deficits

Senate Democrats objecting to returning the ‘federal windfall’ to taxpayers say doing so would produce a negative ending balance in…

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School Choice Advocates Rally in Topeka

The state of Kansas has made strides in providing school choice opportunity for some students, but there’s still work to…

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Senate Republicans Prioritize Returning Trump Windfall to Taxpayers

Senate Republicans are poised to debate and pass legislation that would direct the Trump windfall back to Kansas taxpayers, but…

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How Are Those Gun-Free School Zones Working Out? Not Well, Kobach Tells 2A Supporters

As Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach watched 16-year-old gun control advocates rally following a school shooting in Parkland, Florida,…

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Education Debate Whiplash: Constitutional Amendment Stalled, Funding Debate Next

The Kansas Senate is expected to take up debate on an education spending bill at some point today. That’s despite…

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Colyer, Kobach Appear To Part Ways on School Finance Solution

In all but tone, there’s little daylight between the policy positions of Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer and Kansas Secretary of…

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Tired of Appeasing the Beast, Kansas Senate Leaders Want to Take Away Its Power

For years now, legislators in the State of Kansas have been paying nervous tribute to the Kansas Supreme Court. Indeed,…

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