• Green Book 2020: Gov. Kelly Vetoes Relief From Nation’s Highest Property Tax Rate

    Green Book 2020: Gov. Kelly Vetoes Relief From Nation’s Highest Property Tax Rate0

    With school closures, businesses shuttered for months, and inconsistent unemployment relief, Kansans’ well-being is in serious trouble. Governor Kelly’s history of denying Kansans tax relief and most recent action to veto the legislature overwhelming approval of property tax relief will only make matters worse. Our 2020 Green Book summarizes what 20+ years of Governor Kelly-like

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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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  • Will Kansas legislators show up for work on Thursday?

    Will Kansas legislators show up for work on Thursday?0

    Kansas legislators return for a critical, one-day wrap-up session on Thursday, May 21 after an extended COVID-induced Spring Break.  Typically, it’s mostly a ceremonial day that many legislators willfully choose to miss.  This year is different, however.  House and Senate members will be dealing with a host of serious issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic,

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