Stop passing the taxpayer’s buck
It seems we can’t turn on the television without seeing the bankers and politicians responsible for this economic crisis passing the blame. Harry Truman used to say, “The buck stops here.” Today, politicians pass the buck. And the bucks. A lot of bucks. And they’re taking the bucks they pass from us. Despite their failures, the politicians in Washington, DC seem to think they have | Read More »
My Campaign for the First District of Kansas
My name is Rob Wasinger. I am a husband, a father to nine wonderful children, and a conservative. I want to introduce myself to Red State readers because I want to be a part of the conversation about moving our party and our country forward. And I think Red State will be a big part of that discussion. Next year, the voters of the First | Read More »
Van Meteren to appeal $7500 Fine for Free Speech in District Court
Kris Van Meteren interacts with Attorney Ryan Kriegshauser before $7500 fine was announced in February At the March 18 Kansas Governmental Ethics meeting, the Commission passed a motion to make available the documentation from the Kris Van Meteren case from February to the Attorney General and the Shawnee County District Attorney. The information was to only be released if requested. Ethics Commission chair, Sabrina Standifer, | Read More »
Happy 9th Birthday to Gov. Sebelius’ Bluestem Fund PAC. Almost $1 million raised.
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius Nine years ago on March 16, 2000 Gov. Kathleen Sebelius filed the initial Statement of Organization for her Bluestem Fund PAC. The initial purpose of the PAC given was simply the “General interest in ensuring a high quality Kansas Legislature.” Later by 2004 a new Statement of Organization said the purpose was a “Leadership PAC.” Gov. Sebelius’ PAC raised and spent almost | Read More »
Who is playing politics in the Kansas Judiciary by leaking information to the press?
Shouldn’t the Kansas Judiciary be about law and justice and not about politics? Shouldn’t the Kansas Judiciary investigate itself when the political actions of someone within the Judiciary could damage the reputation and careers of attorneys? This article clarifies some of the mystery surrounding the recent release of a letter from the Office of the Disciplinary Administrator to the press about former Attorney General Phill | Read More »
Topeka Tea Party in the Rain
Today, Americans for Prosperity-Kansas held their “Day at the Capitol” to hear speakers talk about economic issues facing Kansas and the country. At least 150 attended this meeting. The speakers and topics included: Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins, Federal legislative update Earl Watkins, President & CEO of Sunflower Electric Power, Energy debate in Kansas Ray Merrick, House Majority Leader, Kansas House Republican agenda Dr. Art Hall, Executive | Read More »
Kansas to lose $1.4 million in taxes every year when store moves 100 feet into Missouri
A QuikTrip plans to spend millions of dollars and “move” 100 feet from Kansas to Missouri. “Fox 4’s Rob Low reports from 31st and Southwest Blvd. with why it pays to be on Missouri’s side.” Read the rest of this entry »
Have Senators Brownback and Pat Roberts Turned Pro-Abortion?
It seems ironic to write about two of the Senate’s most vocal advocates for defending the unborn, but the release of this statement has seriously eroded their credibility on the matter. Obama recently nominated Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius to the office of “Health and Human Services.” This evil woman has time and time again provided cover for third trimester abortionist George Tiller. That it | Read More »
Gov. Sebelius to Balance 2010 Kansas Budget using Federal Debt and Federal Taxes
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius Today’s press release from Gov. Sebelius announced her plans to balance the 2010 budget: “Governor Kathleen Sebelius has delivered to the legislature amendments to her 2010 budget recommendations that take into account resources available in the Federal Recovery Act. With these amendments, the 2010 budget is balanced, ends with money in the bank and does not raise taxes.” Why doesn’t Gov. Sebelius | Read More »
More Info on Van Meteren “Free Speech” Ethics Case
A recent Meadowlark article, “Free Speech” May Cost Kansas Citizen $7500, gave details from a civil fine hearing held by the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission in January, which was decided at their February meeting. Kris Van Meteren brought a complaint to the Ethics Commission several months ago, and then talked to the press about his signed complaint. Van Meteren then found himself the subject of | Read More »
CA Republicans Cave
Kansas Republicans stood firm against Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ attempt to tax refunds and paychecks for government workers hostage in that state’s recent budget crisis: Sebelius’ budget director had asked the Kansas Finance Council — made up of Sebelius and eight top lawmakers — to approve the transfers Monday to get the state through a cash-flow problem. The state had already borrowed $550 million from | Read More »
What’s the Matter with Kansas?
Faced with a shortage of funds this year and unwilling to cut the bloated state budget, Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius is planning to welsh on the state’s debt to taxpayers who overpaid in 2008 and to put a hold on paychecks owed to state employees until the Republican-controlled state legislature allows her to break state law by borrowing hundreds of millions of dollars from already | Read More »
Kansas Governor Sebelius Pulls Name From Cabinet Consideration
Governor Kathleen Sebelius (Democrat) has pulled her name from consideration in an Obama Cabinet. Her name has been mentioned as a possibility for Secretary of Labor, Education, or Agriculture. She cited Kansas’ deepening financial crisis as the reason for her pulling her name from consideration. Why is this important? Sebelius is THE hope Democrats have for capturing retiring Senator Sam Brownback’s seat in the 2010 | Read More »
Jim Slattery Crashing, Burning
Who is Jim Slattery? Why is the chosen one, the Democratic candidate who could crush Senator Pat Roberts in Kansas. Slattery got fawning attention from the D.C. Democrats, the media, the online left, etc. He was championed as the guy who could finally turn Kansas blue against the corrupt, out of touch Pat Roberts. He’s now down 20 points behind Pat Roberts. Thus ends another | Read More »
If you live in Johnson County, Kansas
Please vote for District Attorney Phil Kline today in the GOP primary. You can view his campaign website here.