Kansas

Feds ignore consequences in bid to save endangered ferret

By   /  July 25, 2014  /  Government Regulation, Kansas, News  /  No Comments

MACHIAVELLIAN: Logan County landowners assert the federal government is ignoring the unintended consequences of conservation efforts to  restore black-footed ferret populations in Western Kansas.

When Jim Ludolph surveys his acreage in Logan County, all he can do is shake his head.

The land is pockmarked, scarred from fence to fence with prairie dog mounds. The pasture ground has been in Ludolph’s family for more than a century, and he says it has never looked this bad.

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Kansas says school is sitting on $1 million in potential savings

By   /  July 23, 2014  /  Kansas, News  /  No Comments

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State auditors have uncovered seven digits worth of savings within one Kansas school, but just how far district officials will to realize those savings is yet to be seen.

As part of the state’s annual analysis of education spending, the Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit presented Tuesday their findings after putting Emporia USD 253 under the microscope. In all, auditors suggested more than $1.1 million in potential savings.

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Week in Review: Half truths, rust, progressive spending and party hopping

By   /  July 18, 2014  /  Kansas  /  No Comments

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It has been a tumultuous week on the Kansas political scene. From interesting endorsements to ridiculous government initiatives, it’s getting rough and rowdy out there, and it’s only going to keep ramping up through November. Until then, take a breather and take a peek at the past week in review.

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Republican endorsing Paul Davis swapped parties days before announcement

By   /  July 18, 2014  /  Kansas  /  No Comments

Cynthia Yulich

If this isn’t blatant flip-flopping, we don’t know what is.

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Republicans for Davis boast rusty, dusty legislative credentials

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  Kansas, News, Politics  /  No Comments

OLD AND BUSTED: While the list of 53 former state lawmakers backing Democrat Paul Davis for governor looks impressive, most haven't held public office in years.

Talk about out of touch.

Tuesday, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis unveiled a list of 104 Kansas Republicans backing the Lawrence Democrat against incumbent Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.

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Kansas think tank argues truth being twisted in deficit warnings

By   /  July 15, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, Kansas, News  /  No Comments

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Words can be a tricky thing, with different meanings in different scenarios.

Take, for example, the word “deficit.” Now, nearly anyone can tell you what in means in reference to, say, the federal government. And most who know the basics of the Kansas Constitution will tell you the state is forbidden from running a fiscal deficit.

But you wouldn’t know that listening to the political chatter as of late.

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