• New school funding formula would cost $965 million

    New school funding formula would cost $965 million0

    Kansas school officials and teacher unions came out in strong support on Wednesday for House Bill 2270, a proposed new school funding formula that would cost taxpayers $965 million over a 4-year phase in.  Some supporters expressed concern that the big price tag wasn’t enough but said the plan was a good starting point. Legislators

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  • Brownback’s budget proposal pretty good overall

    Brownback’s budget proposal pretty good overall1

    Governor Brownback’s budget proposal for the balance of this year and the coming two years contains a few things that, from a limited government perspective aren’t necessary but all things considered, it’s pretty good.  There are significant efficiency measures included, he continues to avoid expansion of Medicaid through Obamacare – which is especially smart since

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  • KC Star scores media bias trifecta

    KC Star scores media bias trifecta0

    The Kansas City Star rang in the New Year with a media bias trifecta in their relentless push for higher taxes and more government spending.  They withheld information that contradicts claims made in the story, chose not to interview anyone who doesn’t believe school funding should increase and they threw in a false claim for

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  • Media’s hypocritical tizzy over fake news

    Media’s hypocritical tizzy over fake news1

    Fake news stories on the presidential election outperformed real news on Facebook according to a story recently published by online news site BuzzFeed and mainstream media, including CBS News, jumped all over it.  Even President Obama chimed in, saying that fake news “threatens democracy;” apparently saying “you can keep your doctor if you want” doesn’t count

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  • School operating cash reserves set new record at $911 million

    School operating cash reserves set new record at $911 million0

    You’ve heard the rhetoric from school officials and media – Kansas schools are underfunded, broke, etc. – but new data from the Department of Education shows that district operating cash reserves set a new record, finishing the school year with $911 million in the bank!  They started the year with $853 million in reserves, so

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