“Change” in Overland Park, Kansas: A 41% property tax increase, or a 46% increase
Liberal Republican City Councilman Jim Hix: “Hix said he is not sure how residents will react.” An enormous property tax increase is on its way from the Overland Park City Council, where almost all of the members are “Republicans.” From my recent KC Monitor column. …The only thing that would possibly stop this tax increase from being approved would be a loud voter reaction, right now. | Read More »
Kansas State Rep. Mike Kiegerl ditches AOL because of “drivel” resulting from Huffington Post merger
I thought RedState readers would get a kick out of this. S. Mike Kiegerl is one of the nicest fellows in Kansas. Originally from Germany, he’s now an American citizen completing his third term in the Kansas House, representing ex-urban areas of Kansas City (Olathe, Spring Hill, and Gardner). His legislative updates are among the few that I read, as they’re very genuine, with dashes | Read More »
Kansas – 13 Johnson County employees live for free in homes built in public parks
KSHB-NBC 41 reports on an audit exposing waste in county government. Most of these Kansas City-area employees will no longer be receiving this housing benefit.
Two-thirds of Republicans and 42% of Independents believe most reporters try to help pass Obama’s agenda: Rasmussen
Rasmussen Reports, one of the most reliable polling firms, finds that 61% of likely voters are angry at the US media. By party break-down: ”Seventy percent (70%) of Republicans and 62% of voters not affiliated with either major party are angry at the media. Democrats agree but by a much narrower 51% to 45% margin.” To be fair to voters, I don’t think “angry” necessarily means | Read More »
Taxes and regulation matter. 5.4 businesses a week leave California in 2011
It’s darkly comical that American politicians regularly increase taxes, regulation, and the threats of frivilous lawsuits, meanwhile implicitly expecting citizens and businesses to continue to want to live in the same place. It’s unfortunate that elected liberals, who always tell us to listen to government-paid educational experts with regard to the size of government, are the ones most likely to ignore the many government-paid economics | Read More »
Texas Republican Lamar Smith pushes pro-illegal immigration bill. Kris Kobach replies in NY Post and National Review.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach had an op-ed published in The New York Post on June 15, about HR 2164: Negotiated with the pro-amnesty US Chamber of Commerce, the bill would establish a fairly toothless E-Verify requirement while defanging the only government bodies that are serious about enforcing immigration law — the states. … But now, the Smith bill threatens to snatch defeat from | Read More »
Kansas City ABC affiliate General Manager Wayne Godsey to retire
Wayne Godsey is a Kansas City leader for good government issues. KMBC-ABC Channel 9 is the only area station to run weekend editorials, read on air by Godsey. After 40 years in television, he is retiring. I first met Godsey in either 2007 or 2008, as he visited a Kansas House committee to testify in favor of legislation banning the ability of government bodies to | Read More »
Kansans: Please join the Facebook page for Concerned Women of America, Kansas chapter
The Kansas chapter of Concerned Women of America has a new Facebook page. Please click here to go their Facebook page and click “Like.”
Kris Kobach op-ed: Voter fraud is well-documented. The SAFE Act improves election integrity.
From the office of Kansas Secretary of State Kris W. Kobach Drafted by my office, the Kansas Secure and Fair Elections Act (SAFE Act) combines three elements to do just that – protect the franchise. The new law (1) a requires voters to present photo IDs when voting in person; (2) requires absentee voters to present a full driver’s license number and have their signatures | Read More »
Politico’s Keach Hagey: Obama 2008 was awesome!
Need proof the mainstream press loves President Obama? Want proof the media want to “help” Republicans choose a moderate, “inoffensive” nominee whom Obama can best beat? Just listen to the media. I’m not sure who Keach Hagey is, but if this Politico reporter is even halfway in touch with the mainstream press, then the opening sentence to Hagey’s May 31 article tells us volumes about | Read More »