When it comes to wielding the power of campaign contributions, state law gives Kansas political candidates a fair amount of wiggle room.
Statute permits those vying for public office to use political funds for any “legitimate” campaign purpose or expense associated with holding their elected position. As you can imagine, that leaves a gray area about a mile wide.Read More →
Yes, we know, the primary election hasn’t even hit and you’re already drowning in campaign literature. But take heart! At least it’s August, which means in only a few arduous months the political grandstanding that is campaigning for public office will soon be over. Until then, turn down the volume on that attack ad and recap the week.Read More →
The superintendent of Kansas’ ninth-largest school district says he welcomes scrutiny in the wake of a four-day, roughly $105,000 education conference for 61 district staff at Disney World in June.Read More →
On the home front, Kansas’ elected officials talk a big game about self-reliance and prudent fiscal governance, but last year more than a third of all dollars doled out by the Sunflower State came direct from the woefully-indebted federal government.
Should Kansas put its money where its mouth is and lessen its leaning on Uncle Sam’s wallet? State Rep. Gene Suellentrop, R-Wichita, says yes – to a point, at least.Read More →
In case you hadn’t noticed by the smell in the air, the light in the evening or the mailers being crammed down your throat, it’s election season. We’re inching ever closer to the August primaries, which means the political cogs are working overtime. If you’re feeling worn out, take a break from the electoral hype and glance back at the last week.Read More →