A document obtained by the Lawrence Journal-World confirmed that Rep. Virgil Peck, R-Tyro, was the only passenger on the state airplane on flights from Coffeyville to Topeka and back on March 13, when House leaders were short on votes needed to replace the school-finance formula with two-year block-grant funding.
The Wichita school board did the right thing Monday in hearing out the proponents of awarding varsity letters to special-needs athletes, then opting to let an ongoing review process by the Tri-County Sports League play out before making any policy changes.
Wouldn’t it be easier for new residents to get their cars inspected and new tags and driver’s licenses at the same time? Put these offices in one building with a large parking lot, like a closed Dillons store. Maybe they could even register to vote. What a concept.
How do you solve a problem like the Clintons? Their incessant vacuuming of cash and skirting (no pun intended) of laws and regulations would place lesser mortals in danger of prison, yet the Clintons walk free, their moneymaking careers booming.
Given the backlash Indiana is receiving regarding its new Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Kansans should be grateful that Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, helped quash a similar bill in the Legislature last year.
State leaders said it was cause for celebration, not cuts to schools. But the K-12 block-grant funding bill is showing its impact on districts around the state, and in ways that don’t square with the proponents’ assurances.
The number of nonfarm jobs in Kansas increased by a whopping 9,500 in February, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. That was the 14th highest increase in the nation and the second highest in the region.
If Michael Kelley and his teammates are successful on the court through the opportunities they are provided, they should be treated with the same celebrations their able-bodied counterparts receive – including varsity letters.