Tag: Kansas state government

  • Articles of Interest

    Socialism is Evil (Walter E. Williams) A reminder from Professor Williams of George Mason University as to why taxation is wrong, and it’s both political parties that are guilty. “The essence of socialism is the attenuation and ultimate abolition of private property rights. Attacks on private property include, but are not limited to, confiscating the…

  • In Wichita, let’s disclose everything. I mean everything.

    In an Wichita Eagle Editorial Blog post, Rhonda Holman calls for more disclosure for groups that send mailings that “dodge campaign finance disclosure law by deftly telling people how to vote without using the words ‘vote for’ or ‘vote against.'” (Treat campaign ads the same)

  • Kansas budget drama unnecessary

    Kansas news reports and blogs are still trying to decide who won last week’s showdown between Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius and Republican legislative leaders. GOP message lost in drama provides an example. But as reported on this blog (Sebelius’ Proposed Cuts Not Likely Enough, Kansas Governor Not Facing Reality of Budget Crisis) and in other…

  • Stimulus job creation in Kansas: wow

    Sometimes you have to wonder about the magic numbers that proponents of government spending (or economic development) come up with. The Kansas Meadowlark explores a little arithmetic in his post 10,000 New Highway Jobs in Kansas? Brian Wilson Crunches the Numbers.

  • Kansas Wind Power Economic Benefit in Perspective

    An editorial in the Wichita Eagle that promotes wind power as an economic benefit for for Kansas contains some reasoning that deserves examination before we commit to the author’s cause.

  • Kansas needs a budget stabilization fund

    Earlier this week we learned that the state has suspended its income tax refunds and may not be able to pay state employees due to our poor state finances. We believe this indicates a budget stabilization fund is necessary.

  • Kansas school spending outpaces inflation

    Kansas school spending per pupil far outpaces inflation. According to the government school lobby, however, it’s still not enough, as shown in Kansas Education Lobby Always Prowling for Tax Dollars.

  • Kansas GOP Senate nominee may be matter of personality

    “Discerning any major differences between Kansas GOP Reps. Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt requires a microscope, but as the Senate primary between them builds steam, wedges are beginning to be laid.” Analysis of the 2010 Kansas Republican Senate race from The Hill: Kansas GOP Senate nominee may be matter of personality.

  • Free Speech May Cost Kansas Citizen $7500

    The Kansas Meadowlark reports on a troubling situation at the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission. As reported in the story, Kansans may be faced with two unpleasant options: If you uncover corruption of violations of campaign finance statutes, you will be forced to choose between two difficult options. 1. Either turn the matter over to the…