Friends of Phill Kline roasted him recently in Johnson County as part of his 50th birthday celebration. Kline turns 50 today. One roast told about how labor was induced so Phill could enjoy a few minutes of the decade of the 1950s — and be an additional tax deduction in 1959. Happy Birthday Phill Kline!
This week and next week we’ll create only a weekly digest as things are a bit slow during this holiday time. This site has been hacked three times recently — every four days. When hacked there are ~180 hidden links buried in the source of each page and the RSS feed. The problem seems to [...]
Kansas Clips from Thursday through Sunday: Watchdogs Kansas: Interview With Incoming Wichita Chamber of Commerce Chairman Kansans join Nebraska rally in Omaha to encourage Sen. Ben Nelson to oppose health care bill Terrie Huntington to replace David Wysong in Kansas Senate Ethics Commission Approves Advisory Opinion Texas: Are big-bucks cost estimates discouraging citizens from getting [...]
This site was hacked in somewhat of a benign way, but affected the ability of some to view posts through certain RSS readers. A PHP file was modified to have additional content. The hidden content was added to the source for all pages but and the RSS feed. The hidden text caused problems in some [...]
Kansas Clips from Monday through Wednesday: Kansas Reporter State executives line up to detail budget cuts Watchdogs National: Top Food & Other Expenditures by Members of U.S. House in 2009 Q3 Kansas: Incomplete Funding Data Used to Argue for Tax Hikes Kansas Department of Transportaiton Budget Cuts Candidate Charles Schollenberger files U.S. Senate Financial Disclosure [...]
On Monday I published a watchdog.org article about my study of nearly 100,000 records from the Statement of Disbursements about all members of the U.S. House: Top Food & Other Expenditures by Members of U.S. House in 2009 Q3 Since then several members of the national press have reported on this story or the numbers: [...]
Kansas Clips from Thursday through Sunday: Kansas Reporter State revenue drops 10.2 percent in November Overland Park looks for free help to stretch budget Watchdogs Kansas: More Questions — and Answers — on School Funding FDIC announces closing of Overland Park bank Nebraska: Nebraska Bipolar on Stimulus Spending State Cars Hit Tax Dollars Hard Texas: [...]
New state news bureau: www.kansasreporter.org Kansas Clips from Monday through Wednesday: KansasReporter: Board of Education member fights reprimand Watchdogs Kansas: Copenhagen protesters interrupt AFP Hot Air Tour viewing in Kansas Shortfall Stirs Debate About Kansas’ Largest Pension Fund Stimulus Gets Poor ROI Marks National: Government Must Stay Out of Newsroom Blogs Wichita Liberty: Climate change [...]
Kansas Clips from last week Until I am more efficient, I will be experimenting with a biweekly digest for now, published with dates of late Sunday and late Wednesday. Joint Committee on Children’s Issues (Nov 30, Dec 1 in Topeka) Kansas Watchdog Parents, grandparents ask why children removed from homes Compelling stories from parents and [...]
On Wednesday the Sunlight Foundation’s 24 Days of Local Sunlight – Day 2 recognized the Kansas Meadowlark for an excellent collection of watch dog news and some independent research. I thank them for that recognition. Of course, since September, all my original research efforts and reporting can be found on the Kansas Watchdog.