Last year, the Kansas Legislature ended the “glide path to zero.” The next step is a fully-funded school formula, wrote Duane Goossen in last week’s column.
Tax revenues are up– but the Governor plans to spend a lot more money than is coming in, wrote Mark Peterson in last week’s column.
Rural Republicans hold the key to selecting the next Republican nominee for governor, wrote Ed Flentje in last week’s column.
Forbes recently named Emporia one of the best affordable towns in America to start a small business. The Onion says it’s a great town for leaving and never looking back. Which is it? Both, writes Michael Smith in last week’s column.
In his Christmas column, Burdett Loomis considered the ghosts of Kansas Past (Gov. Brownback), Future (Governor-in-waiting Colyer), and a whole cast of elves, ghosts, and grinches from the past year in Kansas politics.
In this month’s column, Duane Goossen noted that Kansas learned from its mistakes with tax cuts… right before Congress made the same mistakes.
In last week’s column, Burdett Loomis considered the Crosscheck program of which Secretary Kobach is so fond, and found it riddled with flaws. The ERIC system is a much better, nonpartisan alternative.
The Department of Children and Families and the entire state of Kansas have failed our most vulnerable citizens. Ed Flentje held them accountable in last week’s column.
From the supply-side experiment of 2014, to the swing back to the center in 2016, and now the green shoots of economic growth, Kansas remains a national trendsetter state to watch, according to Mark Peterson in last week’s column.
After the fifth– yes, fifth–ruling in Gannon v. Kansas, Michael Smith suggested that it’s time for a fresh start on school funding, in last week’s column.