It’s good that state lawmakers avoided cutting general state aid as part of their plan to equitably fund public schools. But their alternative – using extra proceeds from the sale of assets of the Kansas Bioscience Authority – seems like wishful thinking.
State GOP leaders tried to downplay and dismiss it, but it is unprecedented that four past Kansas governors – two Republicans and two Democrats – have joined forces to oppose the policies of the current governor.
This November, Kansans will have the chance to fulfill or deny Gov. Sam Brownback’s ambition. On the ballot will be the names of five of Kansas’ seven Supreme Court justices and six of the 14 Court of Appeals judges, the state’s second highest court.
No modern film about blacks would feature white actors in black face. Yet a widely released movie, “Me Before You,” which deals with assisted suicide sought by a man with quadriplegia, was neither written, directed nor acted by someone with a severe disability.
When I hear the phrase about making America great again, I wonder: Like when Ike was president? We built the interstates and our national infrastructure. And the country prospered. But does that include going back to income tax rates of 90 percent for the wealthy?
Wichita State University’s I-35 corridor strategy is designed to enhance the ability of south-central Kansas to compete in the global economy. That’s why we’ve requested permission from the Kansas Board of Regents in recent months to charge reduced tuition rates in the Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Dallas-Fort Worth and Kansas City, Mo., metropolitan areas.
The electoral system has developed a number of safeguards over the past few decades to prevent someone with independence, integrity, empathy and backbone from occupying the presidency. Bernie Sanders didn’t stand a chance.
More than 120 companies, associations and organizations active in Kansas – including Cargill, Kansas Farm Bureau, Kansas Livestock Association, and the Kansas and Wichita chambers of commerce – sent a letter to the Kansas congressional delegation last week expressing their strong support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Construction to improve drainage south of Emporia at mile marker 116 and 118 on I-35/KTA began the week of March 14, 2016, and will be completed in late November. The $2.7 million project is designed to keep water off the roadway in an area where 7 have died in flash flooding. (Bo Rader/kansas.com)
Turnpike work going on to prevent flooding
Curtis the Mentalist says he can read your mind
New way to get your book published
Firing up a B-29 engine after five decades of sitting idle