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By Travis Perry | Watchdog.org | 39 minutes ago
In Kansas, the War on Drugs is really just the war on marijuana. At least, that’s the picture painted by the latest statistics from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
By Travis Perry | Watchdog.org | Jul 18, 2014 1:29 PM
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.
By Travis Perry | Watchdog.org | Jul 18, 2014 1:14 PM | 333
If this isn’t blatant flip-flopping, we don’t know what is.
By Travis Perry | Watchdog.org | Jul 17, 2014 12:59 PM | 90
The City of Merriam has adopted a more progressive and politically-correct disability access sign following a city council meeting Monday. At the behest of councilman Al Frisby, as well as local activist and former Kansas City Star journalist Finn Bullers, city leaders approved spending around $1,400 to replace the municipality’s 40 disabled access signs spread across city parks, buildings and parking lots. They will also spend about $275 for a parking lot stencil.
By Travis Perry | Watchdog.org | Jul 16, 2014 1:29 PM | 171
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.
By Travis Perry | Watchdog.org | Jul 15, 2014 5:00 AM | 24
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.
By Travis Perry | Watchdog.org | Jul 11, 2014 11:29 AM
The last few days have seen tempers flare as the heat has turned on local and state government officials. But it’s summer, what else would you expect? Stay inside and beat the heat while catching up on our rundown of the week’s headlines.
By Travis Perry | Watchdog.org | Jul 11, 2014 9:53 AM | 21
Kansas flubbed more than $18.9 million in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Payments during FY2013. But hey, look on the bright side, the state has finally managed to snap its streak of rising payment errors stretching back to 2010.
By Travis Perry | Watchdog.org | Jul 10, 2014 5:00 AM | 120
The 2014 Freedom Index for Kansas legislators is out, and not everybody is keen to talk about their spot in the rankings. Compiled by the Kansas Police Institute, the index has been a post-session retrospective staple since 2012. The index ranks state lawmakers according to votes on various pieces of legislation; positive points are awarded for moves supporting economic freedom, student-focused education, limited government and individual liberty, while negative points are awarded for opposing such principles.
By Travis Perry | Watchdog.org | Jul 08, 2014 12:47 PM | 40
Chalk one up for the little guy. After initially being forced to remove his Little Free Library from his front yard, 9-year-old Spencer Collins on Monday made his case before the Leawood City Council, which issued a moratorium on code enforcements against such front yard structures – at least for the time being.