The Wichita City Council placed the funding of critical infrastructure projects in jeopardy by bundling them with the controversial jobs development fund. If the voters vote “no,” the members of the council can blame only themselves.
When I hear some moderate Republicans say that they are going to vote for Democrat Paul Davis for governor, independent Greg Orman for U.S. Senate and Democrat Jean Schodorf for secretary of state, I wonder if they fully understand the collateral damage of this decision.
The only other “large” city in Kansas without a sales tax is my hometown of Newton. But in that case, Harvey County has a 2-cent sales tax. Most Kansas cities have a sales tax, and almost every county does, too.
How would you like your Medicare managed by the state of Kansas? I, for one, shudder at the thought of that, given the way this state under Gov. Sam Brownback has suffered through several credit-rating downgrades.
The real voting fraud is not people trying to vote illegally in Kansas but the scare tactics perpetrated on Kansans by our Legislature and Secretary of State Kris Kobach, exaggerating the threat of illegal immigrants and others trying to vote.
The Pat Roberts of the 1980s and 1990s was kind, funny, thoughtful and bipartisan. He worked closely with former Democratic U.S. Rep. Dan Glickman to make certain the farm bills of that era benefited Kansas. In depressing contrast, the current Pat Roberts voted against the farm bill this year. As we saw in the Oct. 15 debate, he’s cranky and mean.
If Gov. Sam Brownback contends that record reductions in per-pupil funding are not a detriment to maintaining or advancing student achievement in Kansas, he has his blinders on. How can he tell if the sun is really shining in our state?