Tag: Kansas state government

  • 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…

  • Kansas Education Lobby Always Prowling for Tax Dollars

    In Topeka, the Kansas Association of School Boards rarely misses an opportunity to reach deeper into the taxpayer’s pocket. The same goes for the Kansas National Education Association, the teachers union.

  • Kathleen Sebelius to Health and Human Services, says New York Times

    “President Obama has settled on Gov. Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas, a key ally with a record of working across party lines, as his top choice for secretary of health and human services, advisers said Wednesday.” See Kansas Governor Is Top Choice for Secretary of Health.

  • Proposition K and TIF Districts Collide

    A recent story in the Wichita Eagle by Dion Lefler (Tax plan could leave city with TIF debt) illustrates the some of the problems that can happen with complex economic development efforts. The problem in this case lies in the interaction of Proposition K, an effort to reform property tax appraisals in Kansas, and tax…

  • In Wichita, let’s have economic development for all

    There’s probably little doubt that offering incentives to companies to move to Wichita results in some that do. And, as we’ve seen, some Wichita companies are adept at inciting rumors they might move or locate new facilities somewhere else in order to gain some advantage or incentive from local or state (or sometimes both) government.

  • Kansas Republican Assembly Newsletter Noticed

    I just received the first issue (for me, anyway) of a newsletter from the Kansas Republican Assembly. Click here to sign up for free email delivery.

  • Kansas Governor Addresses Budget Crisis

    Today Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius held a press conference at 4:30 pm. She said she submitted a budget to the legislature five weeks ago, and that the bill just reached her desk today. But the budget she submitted back then, while meeting the requirements of law, didn’t meet the requirements of the situation. It was…