Local Kansas City area fiscal policy activist, Philip Klein, has been a critic for years of eminent domain abuse in the Kansas City area. Klein was so motivated to act on this issue that he became the producer/director of a video “Begging for Billionaires: The Attack on Property Rights in America.” Klein’s video tries to [...]
Yesterday, the U.S. Census Bureau released its latest population estimates for July 1, 2008. USA Today shows this nice summary table of all the states. Kansas shows a 4.2% increase in population from 2000-2008 with 113,318 new residents. In just the last year Kansas added 24,752 new residents, which was a 0.9% growth rate and [...]
There’s no single answer to the question, “How do I find a job?” One must explore all possible options in these tough economic times, and area “Job Clubs” are a great source of support and networking opportunities in looking for work.
The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission met yesterday to review several matters, including six fines and three advisory opinions.
One can ask hypothetical questions and get guidance about Kansas Law and ethics rules from the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission, but once specific information about any wrongdoing is provided to the Commission, there is no way to find what action, if any, the Commission takes. Kansans need more transparency in the operation of the Commission. [...]
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[Updated Dec. 16] The criminal complaint (alternative source), recently filed against Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, and his chief of staff John Harris, described Blagojevich’s desire for a high-paying position with Change to Win, likely since he saw the money and power of organized labor: HARRIS noted that ROD BLAGOJEVICH is interested in taking a high-paying [...]
Governor Kathleen Sebelius will pick a replacement Kansas Supreme Court justice by Jan 12, 2009, when Chief Justice Kay McFarland retires. Will Gov. Sebelius appoint a judge, or a donor to her campaign and Barack Obama, to be the next Supreme Court justice? In October only eight Kansas attorneys applied for consideration to fill the [...]
Today the Kansas Supreme Court issued a ruling in a long-running case of Planned Parenthood against Phill Kline. The Kansas press seems to miss how bizarre this case is, which was summarized in this brief: This Court should be under no illusions about what Petitioner [Planned Parenthood] is asking of it. Petitioner, a criminal defendant [...]
Kansas law is quite peculiar in letting out-of-state PACs have fewer reporting requirements than in-state PACs. Out-of-state groups are allowed to spend huge amounts on Kansas politics and not have their “verified statements” shown online. There is no online list of out-of-state PACs that get to hide their political participation in Kansas’ elections. As previously [...]