Sunshine Review, an excellent source for government transparency, spent months of hard work reviewing and ranking the web sites for county governments across the U.S. Sunshine Review’s County websites, state-by-state rankings was just published with Kansas ranking #36. The best state for county government transparency was #1 Arizona, and the worst was #50 Vermont.
The online Financial Information for the USD 473 Bond Election shows the site plans for the new Chapman school buildings, including the site plan for the proposed Chapman Elementary School (shown at the left), with its distinctive geometry. A PDF file found on the Salina Journal web site gives details for each of the three [...]
A homemade sign along K-15 on a farm northwest of Chapman is perhaps the only “no” sign in USD 473 to oppose the $8.2 million bond election to be held on April 7: “Chapman ZIP 67431, NOT 90210, VOTE NO TO 8.2 Million Bond” There is an emotional response in Chapman to vote “yes” and [...]
Links below are to articles written from Jan. 2005 through March 2009 about how Gov. Sebelius helped her political friends, appointed her donors to state boards, judicial nominating commissions, district courts, and even the Kansas Supreme Court. Kathleen Sebelius was elected in Nov. 2002 at a time when researching political contribution information in Kansas was [...]
Friday’s The Leaven (newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas) published a nearly half-page picture of Dr. George Tiller with the caption “Abortionist on Trial: Notorious late-term abortionist George Tiller faces criminal charges.” A smaller picture at the bottom of the page showed Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius holding a T-shirt, “Trifecta 2006: [...]
At the March 18 Kansas Governmental Ethics meeting, the Commission passed a motion to make available the documentation from the Kris Van Meteren case from February to the Attorney General and the Shawnee County District Attorney. The information was to only be released if requested. Ethics Commission chair, Sabrina Standifer, announced “… to clarify: to [...]
The Kansas legislature recently extended certain exceptions to the Kansas Open Records Act to hide certain records from the public view at least until 2014.
[Updated 3/26] Much of Chapman, Kansas, which is about 140 miles west of Kansas City, was leveled by a tornado on June 11, 2008. The tornado killed one woman and cut a path six blocks wide through much of the community of about 1250. All three of Chapman’s public schools were heavily damaged by the [...]
Bill Lacy, Director of the Dole Institute of Politics, started his talk at the American Majority “Liberty Gala” in Lawrence last night with a light moment describing a web site about President Barack Obama’s teleprompter — the Teleprompter of the United State of America (TOTUS). See the video below. Lacy then gave his talk, “Did [...]