While many believe that judges should not "legislate from the bench," the reality is that lawmaking is a judicial function. In a democracy, lawmakers should be elected under the principle of "one person, one vote." But Kansas, which uses the Missouri Plan for judicial selection to its highest court, violates this principle.
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Based on votes made in the Kansas Senate, the advertising claims of Sedgwick County Commission candidate Carolyn McGinn don't match her record.
To help Kansans understand how legislators vote, Kansas Policy Institute has produced the Kansas Freedom Index for 2013.
A bill to expand developer welfare in Kansas failed to pass, but passed the next day on reconsideration.
While many believe that judges should not "legislate from the bench," the reality is that lawmaking is a judicial function. In a democracy, lawmakers should be elected under the principle of "one person, one vote." But Kansas, which uses the Missouri Plan for judicial selection to its two highest courts, violates this principle.
Candidates say they are opposed to government waste and inefficiency, but don't always vote that way when given the opportunity to take action.
Kansas voters have realized that the governance of Kansas by a coalition of Democrats and left-wing Republicans has not been in the state's best interest.
As Kansas Republicans decide who to vote for in next week's primary election, moderate senate incumbents and many newspapers urge voting for those Republicans who promote a “reasonable,” “balanced,” and “responsible” approach to Kansas government. When we examine the record of the coalition of moderate Republicans and Democrats that governed Kansas for the first decade of this century, we see legislative accomplishment that not many Kansans may be aware of.
What is the record of those who promote a reasonable, balanced, and responsible approach to Kansas government?
The Kansas Chamber of Commerce PAC is supporting challengers to Kansas senators who have voting records contrary to economic freedom and free enterprise.
Today: Elections coming up; campaign signs; Kansas income is growing; March to Economic Growth stalled; in Kansas, cutting unnecessary spending can avoid service cuts; open records under attack; ignorant or just ill-informed?; government spending overrides privates spending.
Today: Elections tomorrow; Kansas schools can transfer funds?; Ranzau stand on federal funds profiled; Kansas legislative chambers don't agree; Kansas Economic Freedom Index; citizens, not taxpayers; increasing taxes not seen as solution.
Today: Boeing tanker contract; Kansas Economic Freedom Index; elections this week; civility is lost on the Wisconsin protesters; help Wisconsin Governor Walker; Wichita city council.
Today: Steineger switches teams, Kansas school funding reform to wait, Tax cuts in Kansas not likely says new senate leader, McGinn to lead Ways and Means, Kansas holds on to House seats.
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In an attempt to increase highway safety, many states have passed bans on texting while driving. But the bans haven't worked, and some states have experienced an increase in crashes.
For Republican Kansas Representative Don Hineman of Dighton, party loyalty is a street that runs in only one direction: towards himself.
At an event this afternoon in Wichita, bipartisanship and reaching across the aisle -- plus some Sam Brownback bashing -- was the theme as outgoing Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson endorsed the team of Kansas Senator Tom Holland of Baldwin City and fellow Senator Kelly Kultala of Kansas City for the Democratic Party nomination for Kansas governor.