Saddle up: Kansas lawmakers waste time legislating cowboy holiday

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Kansas, Kansas Government, Legislature, News  /  No Comments

IN THE SPIRIT: Rep. J.R. Claeys, R-Salina, shared his festive footwear in light of the House passage of a bill to establish the National Day of the Cowboy in Kansas.

With an appropriate amount of sarcasm, Rep. Kyle Hoffman, R-Coldwater, on Tuesday introduced one of the first bills up for action.

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Lobbyist says lower open records fees could threaten Kansans’ safety

By   /  March 19, 2014  /  Kansas, Kansas Government, News, Open Records, Public Safety, Transparency  /  No Comments

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By Travis Perry │ Kansas Watchdog

TOPEKA, Kan. — According to Kansas law enforcement lobbyist Ed Klumpp, too much government transparency could be a bad thing.

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Kansas Capitol camera costs up for debate

By   /  March 14, 2014  /  Kansas, Kansas Government, News, State Government, Transparency  /  No Comments

EYES ON: Kansas state Senators reacted favorably to a proposal that would initiate a pilot online video program in four of the Capitol's 13 legislative committee rooms.

TOPEKA, Kan. — High cost estimates scuttled Rep. Stephanie Clayton’s vision of full-blown government transparency under the Kansas Capitol dome before it got a hearing.

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Auditors uncover more than $200,000 in inefficiencies at KS school

By   /  March 7, 2014  /  Kansas, Kansas Government, News  /  No Comments

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An in-depth examination of districtwide spending at one rural Kansas school has revealed more than $200,000 in potential annual savings.

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Kansas considers tighter grip on Obamacare navigators

By   /  February 26, 2014  /  Kansas, Kansas Government, News, Obamacare  /  No Comments

UNDER SCRUTINY: Kansas Obamacare Navigators would face more stringent restrictions and regulations under a new bill examined by state senators Tuesday.

By Travis Perry │ Kansas Watchdog
TOPEKA, Kan. — Earlier this month, Shawnee Republican Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook introduced new legislation  in response to an Obamacare navigator who last year was discovered to have had a warrant out for her arrest.
But officials at the Heartland Community Health Center in Lawrence say Pilcher-Cook’s bill wouldn’t actually prevent Rosilyn Wells [...]

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