(Watchdog.org) Topeka, KS – They say politics makes strange bedfellows, and this year’s Kansas legislative session is no exception. A pair of bills — one abolishing municipal gun control restrictions and another leaving teacher due process decisions to school boards — are two sides of the same coin: Local control. “Local control is a traditional […]
Kansas Residents say the Feds reclassifying the prairie chicken as “threatened” will threaten private citizens and local government budgets.
(Watchdog.org) Osawatomie, KS – The Sunflower State scored middle of the pack in a recent study of economic freedom in North America, and while policy analysts say Kansas is trending in the right direction, the state still has some ground to cover. Breaking down the data released last month by the Canada-based Fraser Institute, an […]
(Watchdog.org) When it was established way back in 2009, Recovery.gov was intended to be a beacon of transparency, keeping tabs on the more than $800 billion in public funds that were pumped into the U.S. economy. But in the years since, the site has been more of a one-way-mirror than a window into government spending. […]
(Watchdog.org) Topeka, KS – Is your state lawmaker doped-up on the job? Even if he fails a drug test, you may never know. That was the situation described to Kansas legislative leaders Wednesday after discussing provisions in a bill passed earlier this year that permits drug testing of welfare recipients and elected officials in the […]
(Watchdog.org) Wichita, KS – Just how posh does a school cafeteria need to be? Is the classic, utilitarian style of long, unassuming tables and a wide open space enough? Or does it need to be something more, perhaps with the feel of a bistro? Those are just some of the pressing questions Wichita USD 259 […]
(Watchdog.org) Lawrence, KS – After ruling earlier this year that city residents aren’t capable of safely managing furniture on their own front porch, one Kansas community is considering taking its control of residents lives to the next level: mandated governmental inspections. That could soon be the reality for the thousands of people living in the […]
(Watchdog.org) Osawatomie, KS – Questionable financial practices by the Sunflower State’s top information technology agency could result in the federal government clawing back more than $1 million, according to a recent audit. Officials with the Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit unveiled a not-so-flattering close-up of the state’s Office of Information Technology Services on Tuesday, […]