There is sad and shocking news today from Wichita that Dr. George Tiller was murdered in his church. This is sickening and appalling and does not reflect the many embracing the Culture of Life who looked for peaceful, legal and political means to oppose abortion. This vigilante action must be condemned by all.
Seven weeks after the original request, Saline County’s appraiser, under pressure from an impending lawsuit, delivered some of the property tax data sought by the Flint Hills Center for Public Policy from all Kansas counties. As of May 29, 44 of 105 Kansas counties have not provided all the requested data. What started out as [...]
A recent Wichita Eagle article said the payout to former K-State football coach Ron Prince would be $4.4 million instead of only $1.2 million. Combined with the related $1.9 million payout to former K-State athletic director Tim Weiser, the $6.3 million in wasted salaries at K-State is staggering. Why not fill all 50,000 seats at Bill Snyder [...]
On this Memorial Day, which is Monday, we should remember the brave patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice to help keep our country free.
While in Washington, DC today I visited both the Cannon House Office Building to look at additional open records on members of the U.S. House from Kansas, and the Hart Senate Office Building to review open records on the two U.S. Senators from Kansas. In both places I was told photography was absolutely forbidden in [...]
A recent Meadowlark article showed how to find the Legislative Resource Center in the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC. One of the pieces of information available from the LRC about each member of the U.S. House is a Financial Disclosure Report. One can search for the 2008 Financial Disclosure Reports online for any [...]
Today in Overland Park a group of about 20, which were mostly Catholic, protested President Barack Obama’s scheduled visit tomorrow to the University of Notre Dame to give a commencement address and receive an honorary degree. Some frustrated that it was too far to drive to South Bend, Indiana tomorrow decided to show their opposition [...]
On Wednesday, at the monthly meeting of the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission, Executive Director Carol Williams explained three changes to ethics laws in Kansas recently enacted by the Kansas legislature.
In 2005 the Kansas Supreme Court usurped its power as the judicial branch of government when it dictated to the Kansas legislature, a separate and equal branch of Kansas government, how much money to spend so kids in Kansas could have a “suitable” education. Somehow the Supreme Court forgot the power of the public purse [...]
After a secret Executive Session held by telephone conference call today, the Ethics Commission announced the complaint was being dropped against Kris Van Meteren for violation of Ethics Commission confidentiality rules. Van Meteren was fined $7500 in Feb. by the Ethics Commission. The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission released an opinion from the Attorney General‘s office [...]