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  • Educators top KPERS ‘millionaires’ list, system badly underfunded

    Educators top KPERS ‘millionaires’ list, system badly underfunded0

    Information provided by the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS) shows school officials top the list of KPERS ‘millionaires’ — people who will collect at least $1 million in pension benefits during their first 20 years of retirement.  But while government retirees are collecting generous pensions at taxpayers’ expense, the system’s unfunded liabilities are nearly

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  • Shawnee Mission superintendent wants a property tax increase

    Shawnee Mission superintendent wants a property tax increase0

    How tone-deaf…or insensitive…or just plain entitled…must one be to propose a property tax increase while individuals and business owners are struggling to make ends meet?  Taxpayers in the Shawnee Mission School District are about to find out. The Shawnee Mission Post reports that Superintendent Mike Fulton told the school board the best way to free

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  • Use the special session to support taxpayers

    Use the special session to support taxpayers0

    Kansas Governor Laura Kelly called legislators back for a special session starting tomorrow, ostensibly to deal with COVID-related issues.  But they already did so, and quite effectively.  House Bill 2054 provided legislative oversight to Kelly’s emergency management authority and spending federal COVID funds, and also provided much-needed liability protection for healthcare workers and businesses. Kelly

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  • Governor Kelly’s vetoes showed her disdain for taxpayers

    Governor Kelly’s vetoes showed her disdain for taxpayers0

    Remember Governor Laura Kelly’s campaign promises of bipartisanship, transparency, and doing what’s right for the people of Kansas?  Observing her in the legislature over the years made clear it was hogwash, and that it would only be a matter of time before showing her true colors.  Her recent vetoes did exactly that. This isn’t a

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