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Wichita City Council Member James Clendenin

In Wichita, a quest for campaign finance reform

Actions of the Wichita City Council have shown that campaign finance reform is needed. Citizen groups are investigating how to accomplish this needed reform, since the council has not shown interest in reforming itself.

Open records again an issue in Kansas

Responses to records requests made by Kansas Policy Institute are bringing attention to shortcomings in the Kansas Open Records Act.

Wichita voters reject cronyism — again

Voters in Wichita and the surrounding area have rejected, for the second time this year, the culture of political cronyism that passes for economic development in Wichita.

Wichita fails ethics test

Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer and most members of the city council failed a test concerning government ethics.

For Wichita government, an ethics tipping point

Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer and the Wichita City Council will make a decision that will let the city learn the ethics and character of its elected officials.

A Wichita shocker

The Wall Street Journal comments on last week's election in Wichita, noting "Local politicians like to get in bed with local business, and taxpayers are usually the losers." Purported conservatives like Pete Meitzner, James Clendenin, and Jeff Longwell ought to take notice.

Wichita’s political class

Discussion at a Wichita City Council meeting provided an opportunity for citizens to discover the difference in the thinking of the political class and those who value limited government and capitalism.

At Wichita City Council, facts are in dispute

Some Wichita City Council members, including Mayor Carl Brewer, criticize citizens for their use of inaccurate and misleading information. So how do the statements made by council members fare when subjected to scrutiny?

Wichita City Council bows to special interests

Yesterday's meeting of the Wichita City Council revealed a council -- except for one member -- totally captured by special interests, to the point where the council, aided by city staff, used a narrow legal interpretation in order to circumvent a statutorily required public hearing process.

Wichita and its political class

Discussion at a Wichita City Council meeting provided an opportunity for citizens to discover the difference in the thinking of the political class and those who value limited government and capitalism.

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