Sequester cuts stave off Kansas killer’s execution

By   /  June 10, 2013  /  Kansas, WatchBlog  /  2 Comments

BAD COPS: A string of reports about law enforcement officials allegedly violating the law prompts the question -- Should they be able to keep their taxpayer-funded pensions, particularly if convicted of breaking the law?

By Travis Perry │ Kansas Watchdog
OSAWATOMIE — A convicted murderer has a new lease on life, at least for the time being.
You can thank Washington, D.C., for that.
The Kansas City Star reports that, because of sequester cutbacks, an appeal hearing for Keith D. Nelson – who murdered 10-year-old Pamela Butler in 1999 – has been [...]

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KS: Big counties weigh state help for DMV costs

By   /  August 31, 2012  /  Featured, Kansas, Kansas Government, Local Government, News  /  No Comments

County governments seek help for state-level work they now do.

By Gene Meyer | Kansas Reporter
MISSION – Kansas motorists in some of the state’s largest counties may be asked to pay more toward the state’s new Division of Motor Vehicles computer system.
Johnson County, the sprawling Kansas City area suburbs where about one in five Kansas cars and trucks are registered, plans to ask state legislators [...]

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Welcome to Fantasyland: Mayors come to Orlando, forget to discuss pension reform

By   /  June 15, 2012  /  City Government, Column B, Kansas, Kansas Watchdog, News  /  No Comments

By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog
ORLANDO— Mayors from cities across the United States have traded the heated council meetings and stressful budget negotiations of their respective municipalities for the sunshine and amusement parks of central Florida.
Mayors from across the country – including just two from Kansas, Kansas City’s Joe Reardon and Olathe’s Michael Copeland – [...]

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Weekend “Occupy” events in Lawrence and Kansas City

By   /  October 10, 2011  /  Accountability, Column A, Federal Government, Free Market, General Interest, Kansas, Kansas Watchdog, Personal liberty  /  3 Comments

LAWRENCE —  On Saturday about 150 attended an “Occupy Lawrence” rally in front of the U.S. Bank building on Massachusetts Avenue in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York.

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Nixon tours Missouri to promote special session

By   /  August 26, 2011  /  Missouri, WatchBlog  /  1 Comment

In an effort to garner support for what he characterizes as a bipartisan jobs package, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is traveling around the state to promote the upcoming special session scheduled for the day after Labor Day.

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