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Kansas Democrats start petition for special session

You have a vivid imagination.

June 7, 2016 at 9:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: Standoff damaging to state’s schools and image

Legislators should not let the courts close schools https://kansaspolicy.org/dont-let-cou...

June 4, 2016 at 7:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Call the session

We agree that a special session should be convened...with specific action taken https://kansaspolicy.org/dont-let-cou...

June 4, 2016 at 1:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence school board vice president's commentary on Kansas politics gains wide following

Our numbers are indeed facts provided by KSDE.

May 12, 2016 at 12:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Why state lawmakers wait until the last minute to pass laws — hint: It's politics

Not talking about cutting retirement contributions or anything else you listed. I'm talking about providing the same or better quality service at a better price.

Also, most of the tax reductions went to individuals, not business. 71% went to individuals, 29% to small business.

May 7, 2016 at 9:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Why state lawmakers wait until the last minute to pass laws — hint: It's politics

But even given the chance, at least 24 proponents of closing the LLC loophole voted against it...and prevented it from passing. Here's my take on why they did so. https://kansaspolicy.org/burn-strateg...

May 6, 2016 at 1:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence school board vice president's commentary on Kansas politics gains wide following

If you read my piece, you'll find a long list of false claims that were debunked.

April 13, 2016 at 5:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Local control

The bill does not impose a 'lid' but merely allows citizens to decide whether, with some exceptions, they want property taxes to increase by more than inflation. Citizens want the right to vote because local elected officials have been dishonest about the huge increases imposed over the years. For example, Douglas County property taxes increased 250% since 1997 while inflation and population combined was only 73%. http://www.kansasopengov.org/kog/data...

Cities and counties want to strip citizens of their right to vote on this issue, but they and the LJW editorial board are out of step with public. Question 5 of this survey found 69% of Kansans support the right to vote on property tax increases but only 19% oppose. http://www.surveyusa.com/client/PollR...

It certainly is ironic that LJW is pushing to suppress voters' rights after ridiculing Sec State Kobach for supposedly suppressing voters' rights.

April 6, 2016 at 8:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas lawmakers hope to send school funding bill to Brownback by Thursday

Every Legislative Post Audit study says otherwise. Districts testify that they routinely choose to spend more than necessary and fight effort to reduce costs and put savings into classrooms. They are not and never have been efficient spenders...with efficiency defined as providing the same or better quality service at the best possible price.

March 25, 2016 at 4:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )