Tag: Kansas state government

  • Kansas has the appearance, without the reality, of judicial accountability

    Friday’s Wichita Eagle contained an op-ed by a University of Kansas law professor that discussed the method of selecting supreme court justices in Kansas. A Kansas blogger (The Kansas Jackass) noticed this piece and attempted to take Prof. Ware to task. But it seems like the Jackass is unable to grasp the meaning of one…

  • Kansas Senator Chris Steineger on Redesigning Kansas Government

    On January 10, 2009, Kansas Senator Chris Steineger, Democrat from Kansas City, spoke to some 300 citizens at Americans For Prosperity‘s Defending the American Dream Summit in Wichita. Steineger said that we should look at the current budget crisis in Kansas as an opportunity to redesign and reinvent Kansas government. He asked “why do we…

  • Invisible Kansans Tell Their Stories

    It’s one of the toughest issues for advocates of limited government to address — the plight of those who truly aren’t in a position to help themselves. The website InvisibleKansans.org tells some stories of people in these situations. But is the solution for these people more government? As it is, these people are — at…

  • Budget reform tops AFP — Kansas legislative agenda

    Here’s a press release from AFP — Kansas announcing that organization’s legislative agenda for Kansas. I’ll be reporting more about this after a meeting with AFP representatives tomorrow. TOPEKA — The free-market grassroots group Americans for Prosperity — Kansas today announced its priorities for the 2009 legislative session. “Our legislative agenda this year focuses on…

  • First Amendment Defense Thorny Issue for Kansas Ethics Commission

    The Kansas Meadowlark is covering a case before the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission that has free speech implications. The Meadowlark’s report is First Amendment Defense Thorny Issue for Ethics Commission.

  • GPACE “Sunflower” Questions Misleading

    The website of the Great Plains Alliance for Clean Energy contains a list of ten questions for Sunflower supporters. (It seems if you’re an environmentalist, the term “Sunflower” is enough to let you know what these questions are about. For normal Kansans, though, they’ll need a little more information. These questions refer to Sunflower Electric…

  • Analysis: The Sebelius Court

    Somehow, notice of a few things slipped by. First is the excellent Kansas Supreme Court Blog. I don’t know who is writing this blog, but it contains a great deal of information about its narrow topic. Second: From this blog I learned that the lawyer that Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius recently appointed to the Kansas…

  • Kansas Has Too Much Local Government

    Following is a press release from the Flint Hills Center for Public Policy regarding the high number of government employees in Kansas. This problem has been known for some time. In 2005, Alan Cobb of Americans For Prosperity noted that in the past five years “Kansas has lost 16,700 private sector jobs while the government…

  • Official Reaction to Possibility of State School Bond Funding Cuts

    The possibility that the State of Kansas might eliminate aid to school districts to help the pay for bond issues is causing quite a stir at USD 259, the Wichita public school district. (See Kansas Budget Problems Threaten School Bond Aid for background.) It seems that the district is letting Linda Jones, chief financial officer…