Advertisement

Discussions

Reader comments

On Kansas Action for Children files lawsuit against Attorney General Derek Schmidt over settlement records

Comments

adastraperapathy 11 months, 1 week ago

Way to go Kansas Action for Children!

The tobacco settlement money should be used for children's programs.

Any excess funding the state gets from the tobacco settlement funding shouldn't be used as a slush fund to help the Governor pay for his tax cuts for the wealthiest Kansans.

Of course, the Governor could have passed a tax cut that would have benefited the wealthy, the middle class, and the poor more equitably.

But instead he chose to pass a tax cut plan that gave many wealthy Kansans enough to pay for a luxury vacation, and in order to pay for it, he's robbing funds that should be dedicated to the children's fund to pay for general state expenditures.

It's not too surprising that big tobacco would try to re-negotiate the terms of the penalties levied against them for marketing their products to children.

It's disappointing that our government would try to re-negotiate that funding away from the children it was intended for.

7

Nani700 11 months, 1 week ago

Yes, Smileydog, the Hayride looks to be a really good source of fact, absolutely not biased at all. Beware of what you read on the internet. Bon Jour!

0

Brock Masters 11 months, 1 week ago

I suppose to be fair and balanced we should provide the other side of the issue. If they didn't raid the children's fund and sweep the money into the general fund they'd have to raise taxes so they are doing a good thing stealing from children.

And they were trying to cover it up because they knew if we knew they were stealing from children it would upset us. So they hid their actions knowing it was keep us blissfully ignorant.

See they are looking out for us. Darn those children advocates for pulling back the curtain. Now that we know we can't be happy little Munchkins worshipping the all knowing and all powerful Ozsam and Ozderek.

3

Richard Heckler 11 months, 1 week ago

I believe there were 3 different responses to this action...... hmmmmmmmmm

Does anyone know? What is going on? How many are lying?

0

Starlight 11 months, 1 week ago

Sam and Schmidt steal from children. Despicable.

5

dozer 11 months, 1 week ago

Not surprising at all. Schmidt is a lifelong politician, not a practicing lawyer. While he went to law school, this is the same guy that shopped for a State level position for years. What do the voters expect they are going to get...a lawyer that actually knows the law, or a politician working his angle.

5

Number_1_Grandma 11 months, 1 week ago

Now, we know why Schmidt said a little while back "he needed more money to defend lawsuits".

Do voters really not do their homework before electing a whack job AG? Seems like the last few AG's have a few screws loose. But, then again the have been republican AG's too...enough said.

1

Larry Sturm 11 months, 1 week ago

The reason they haven't put out the settlement records is Brownback has his eye on that money to help shore up the tax cuts to the rich.

9

smileydog 11 months, 1 week ago

Kansas Action for Children is another front group for George Soros, so their motives should be suspect......but, thanks for playing along all you educated types.

1

autie 11 months, 1 week ago

I know Derek would do about anything to keep his name in the paper but jeebus...this is bit much.

4

somebodynew 11 months, 1 week ago

Good for KAC. If there was a way to check you would find lots of other funds that have been directed to shore up this budget, not just this one.

And just think, the AG's office is the group who teaches on KORA/KOMA. Kind of makes you go Hhhmmmmmmmm.

6

Thomas Bryce 11 months, 1 week ago

Almost $215 Million missing from The Kansas Endowment for Youth and The attorney General's Office won't turn over records pertaining to this? I think This is going to get very interesting. I wonder if this will fall under the Legal Definition of Fraud?

6

Commenting has been disabled for this item.