Uber’s Kansas battle gets personal
Uber’s Kansas battle gets personal
Josh Peterson | April 20, 2015|   0
Uber’s threat to leave Kansas over a bill sitting on Gov. Sam Brownback’s desk is also a personal fight for one of the company’s city managers.
Watchdog Podcasts: Breaking The Bank — When pension reform isn’t really pension reform
Eric Boehm | April 10, 2015|   0
Breaking The Bank is Watchdog.org’s weekly look at the national public pension crisis, how it’s affecting state and city budgets and what can be done — if anything — to fix it.
Pension bonds have been bad news, but Kansas is betting on them anyway
Pension bonds have been bad news, but Kansas is betting on them anyway
Eric Boehm | April 09, 2015|   0
Too risky. That’s how a former Wall Street gambler who became New Jersey governor described the idea of states taking on additional debt to pay off pension obligations.
Wichita man who complained about regulations now asks for your tax dollars
Wichita man who complained about regulations now asks for your tax dollars
Contributor | October 06, 2014|   0
Gary Oborny of Wichita appeared on Fox News in August to complain about regulations- but now he wants the city to use those to give him tax money
‘Activate Wichita’ outreach system may be echo chamber of positivity
‘Activate Wichita’ outreach system may be echo chamber of positivity
Contributor | October 01, 2014|   0
By Bob Weeks | WatchdogWire.com Activate Wichita is touted by Wichita city officials as an “online conversation about the future of the Greater Wichita metropolitan area.” On Facebook, Activate Wichita is sold as “an innovative new way to be heard on the issues your passionate about. Whether your passion is local arts, the environment, or employment creation, you can log [...]
Election monitor argues strict photo ID laws won’t oppress transgender voters
Election monitor argues strict photo ID laws won’t oppress transgender voters
Johnny Kampis | September 12, 2014|   226
A voter integrity watchdog says a study arguing transgender voters could be disenfranchised by strict voter ID laws is overblown.
Police body cameras always on, but not necessarily recording
Police body cameras always on, but not necessarily recording
Travis Perry | September 03, 2014|   172
Law enforcement at the University of Kansas is implementing new technological measures to record video of all police interactions with the public. There’s just one small catch: Officers wearing the cameras also control what – and when – it records.
Kansas cops have few reservations about acquiring military hardware
Kansas cops have few reservations about acquiring military hardware
Travis Perry | August 29, 2014|   37
Video footage and photos depicting Ferguson, Mo., police acting more like soldiers on the battleground has catalyzed a national debate over the role of military hardware in local law enforcement. But while Kansas cops have received everything from grenade launchers to mine-resistant armored vehicles, few – if any – have an issue with it.
School district blasted for adding $85,000 administrative position
School district blasted for adding $85,000 administrative position
Travis Perry | August 27, 2014|   140
Redundant, wasteful and ridiculous are a few of the ways current and former school board members are describing the creation of a new administrative position within Liberal USD 480.
Fairfax: 17 voted twice in same election
Fairfax: 17 voted twice in same election
Kenric Ward | August 26, 2014|   796
Want a real-life example of voter fraud? Fairfax County election officials say they have 17 — and they’re providing names to local, state and federal authorities for prosecution.