CM (Claudean McKellips)


Comment history

County commissioner: Justice Matters event 'inappropriate'

Yes! Separate issues indeed!

May 6, 2015 at 10:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Senate passes 'religious freedom' bill for campus student groups

Pilcher-Cook's religious dogma is not that different from the Phelps. In fact, many of the elected officials in Kansas share similar ideology with the Phelps. Fellow Kansans, elections have consequences. You can fix this by recruiting and electing better candidates in 2016. In the meantime, we can keep demanding fairness, openness and transparency.

March 21, 2015 at 9:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Secret support

Are you referring to that ALEC bill that Wagle concocted at 4 am while all the moderates were on the road back home?
Did the taxpayers ever get an accounting for that meeting that violated Kansas Open Meetings Act?

This is another good example of how Trabert and his wealthy out-of-state lobbyist destroy our access to Democratic decision making.

February 16, 2015 at 10:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Secret support

Good point Dave Trabert, and a perfect example of how you are able to circumnavigate Democracy and the will of the people in Kansas. It has not been the custom to ramrod legislation from a minority report, that the majority are against.

The commission submitted three bills to the panels, but only two had been passed by a majority of the body's nine voting members. Four members of the commission included a third bill -- on teacher bargaining rights -- in a minority, dissenting addendum to the majority's recommendation.

"It would appear to me that the minority report should not be carrying legislation," said Senator Pat Pettey, D-Kansas City.

February 16, 2015 at 10:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Secret support

That is not a fact. Facts can be verified.

It is a fact that every stakeholder involved in contract negotiations under the Professional Negotiations Act has collaborated on changes to the PNA that will make bargaining more efficient, more effective, and more focused. In fact it was at the request of the K-12 Efficiency Commission that the Kansas Association of School Board, United School Administrators/Kansas, the Kansas School Superintendents Association, and the Kansas National Education Association worked together on the compromise contained in SB 136. The same commission’s minority report, now before the Legislature in HB 2034, is opposed by each of those stakeholders.

Why were all these Kansans ignored for a Koch lobbyist with out-of-state cash, someone who has never worked in a Kansas school?

February 16, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Secret support

Vote NO on HB 2034; YES on HB2257
HB 2034 was rejected by the K-12 Student Performance and Efficiency Commission.
HB 2034 was pulled from a minority report.
HB 2034 is opposed by the Kansas School Boards.
HB 2034 is opposed by Kansas Superintendents.
HB 2034 is opposed by Kansas Administrators.
HB 2034 is opposed by Kansas Teachers.
No one in the Kansas education community has EVER expressed support for HB 2034.
Kansas organizations have a bill amending the Professional Negotiations Act, HB 2257, which they all support.
HB 2257 will make negotiations more efficient, effective, focused and cheaper.
Reject HB2034 and replace it with HB2257.
No one came before the Committee in opposition to HB2257

February 16, 2015 at 10:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Secret support

The more Koch lobbyist legislation from Dave Trabert, the less transparency for Kansas taxpayers.

February 16, 2015 at 10:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )