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Is Wichita school board violating open meetings law?

“There’s no way that’s right.” That’s the conclusion of Max Kautsch, an attorney for the Kansas Press Association and an open records expert, on the Wichita school board voting at the end of its regular meeting Monday to recess into a private meeting for more than a week – until noon Feb. 21 – to discuss personnel matters and interview candidates for superintendent.

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Opinion Line (Feb. 17)

It really makes me mad that our state government has been operating so poorly. And now they want to pay for their inept governance by taking money out of already underfunded public schools. The job they have done stinks.

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Pass-throughs drive job growth

The storyline from tax-relief opponents and media says pass-through employers (partnerships, proprietorships, sub-S corporations and LLCs) haven’t created new jobs with their tax break, so their tax exemption should be repealed. But now we have government data proving that Kansas’ pass-through employers actually created 82 percent of new jobs in 2013 and 2014.

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Opinion Line (Feb. 14)

It’s great to see the folks in Topeka are ready to right the listing ship called Kansas. I just hope they have the spine to override the governor’s inevitable veto to the rollback of his signature tax policy.

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