sunflower-voter (Kate Rogge)

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Kansas grapples with safety issues at state mental hospital

What a disgrace. If these were cancer patients instead the mentally ill, no one would tolerate this cold and deliberate withholding of medical treatment and safety. As though mental illness is a choice, and the mentally ill are willful malingerers who want to live off the public purse instead of taking personal responsibility for their own illness and treatment. Jeeze, Louise. What has happened to Kansas government that we should treat our most vulnerable fellow Kansans with such cruel contempt?

December 25, 2015 at 10:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Supreme Court strikes down judicial selection law, putting funding for courts in jeopardy

I thought there was still a decision to be rendered about block grants to counties, and whether block funding complied with the State's 'adequate' funding requirement?

December 24, 2015 at 6:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Supreme Court strikes down judicial selection law, putting funding for courts in jeopardy

Working people cannot afford daycare expenses, and restricting women's access to safe and legal abortion increases the likelihood that women will be forced out of the labor market to care for multiple children. That leaves the working man to support a wife and children on one income and in no position to make demands for better wages and working conditions, let alone decent public schools or adequate social services like healthcare. Then let's take away their votes. Let's all return to the good old days when working men and women had nothing, shall we? Back when America was great for the 1% alone.

December 23, 2015 at 11:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Supreme Court strikes down judicial selection law, putting funding for courts in jeopardy

Hallelujah. I wish they'd issue a decision on school funding now.

December 23, 2015 at 1:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Audit finds Kansas social services computer system is past due, $46 million over budget

Anderson Consulting (renamed Accenture) continues to fail spectacularly. I worked as an IT technical writer contractor to Univar in Seattle in the late 1990s on a portion of a national chemical distribution system that was managed and 99% staffed by Anderson Consulting. Our non-Anderson system portion - a chemical waste disposal system - worked like a champ. Anderson Consulting's new system crashed every time they brought it up - gross underestimate of capacity requirements (it couldn't ever handle California's traffic alone without abending) - and was a year and more over schedule, vastly over budget, and staffed by the best looking new college graduates who had never studied programming - let alone learned it - before being assigned as programming staff for a $75/hour bill rate. I watched them learning coding on Univar's time and dime. A business plan guaranteed to fail to deliver quality work on time and within budget.

Why is this Kansas government incapable of hiring competent contractors? The Kansas government's own IT staff would never have failed like this. Evidently they're not permitted to advise the administration on competent contractors, or to provide system specifications or quality assurance testing support to outside contractors.

Maybe this isn't an accident? Just keep throwing public tax money at private businesses (to whom does Anderson Consulting management donate?) and deliver failed government social services and voting systems - like this and the DMV-voting registration failure - to ensure failure. After all, the Brownback administration and the Kochs' legislators are in the business of destroying Kansas government altogether. Sheesh.

December 20, 2015 at 12:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Board that represents Kansas utility consumers considers changes; chairman resigns

Kochland. They don't even bother to pretend that it is a complete takeover of Kansas government. If we lose the judiciary in 2016, there will never be a way out of this disaster.

December 16, 2015 at 9:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sebelius decries culture of 'terror' surrounding abortion

Kathleen Sebelius grew up in a political family (daughter of Ohio Congressman and Governor Jack Gilligan, making them the only father-daughter governors in American history), working in her father's political campaigns. She's an intelligent and experienced politician, and didn't just swan into office on her father-in-law's name. She's an Ohio and Kansas Democrat, Mr. Hobbs, and we're very reliably moderate.

December 16, 2015 at 12:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sebelius decries culture of 'terror' surrounding abortion

Why are you so sure that you know what God wants?

December 15, 2015 at 6:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sebelius decries culture of 'terror' surrounding abortion

Each of us already knows what we think about it for ourselves, and, frankly, to hell with what anyone else thinks.

December 15, 2015 at 6:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What do you think of Donald Trump's presidential campaign?

Senator Cruz is far scarier than Donald Trump. Trump is exuberantly wrong. Ted Cruz would field dress his wife and daughters on live television if he thought it would get him the GOP nomination.

December 12, 2015 at 10:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )