News from alternative media around Kansas for November 30, 2009.
Posts tagged as “Mark Parkinson”
In an explanation presented to the Kansas House Appropriations Committee of how the Kansas state budget was balanced by Governor Mark Parkinson Monday, there's a line item "Powerball income tax windfall." The amount is $3.1 million, the result of a Kansan having won the multi-state jackpot not long ago.
At stops in Topeka and Wichita, Kansas officials introduced the Efficiency Kansas loan program.
This is a program funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, better known as the stimulus bill. In Kansas, the State Energy Office, a subsidiary of the Kansas Corporation Commission, was awarded $38 million to foster energy efficiency for homes and businesses in Kansas. That office will manage the program.
Speaking at at the regular weekly meeting of the Wichita Pachyderm Club on May 22, 2009, Kansas House of Representatives member Jason Watkins addressed the Kansas budget, Kansas Republicans, and school spending.
Regarding the budget during the past legislative session, which ended in May: Watkins felt there was an opportunity for reform that the legislature should have taken advantage of. The injection of federal stimulus money, however, reduced the urgency of the Kansas budget crisis, and no reform took place.
Americans For Prosperity — Kansas has prepared some information about Kansas tax policy.
This information is timely, as there are people -- including our new governor Mark Parkinson -- who want to "adjust" our tax system in ways that will harm the Kansas economy. The result is what's termed "revenue solutions."
Kansas State Senator Chris Steineger, a Democrat from Kansas City, has reached out to the "other side" several times this year. He spoke at Americans For Prosperity’s Defending the American Dream Summit in Wichita in January (see Kansas Senator Chris Steineger on Redesigning Kansas Government.). On April 15, he spoke at the tea party protest in Overland Park.
Wichita TIF development, Kansas coal, Carl Brewer on downtown, Dick Coe on crash and recovery, Fox's Glenn Beck.
In their Washington Times article Lessons from Europe, Iain Murray, Gabriel Calzada, and Carlo Stagnaro warn us in the United States about "green" energy policies that have been implemented in Europe. These harmful policies are just like the ones we are considering here.
Larry Sabato of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia has a great website and accompanying email newsletter. In its own words: “Larry…
Global warming alarmists often argue that transforming our economy to reliance on "green" sources of energy is good because millions of jobs will be created. These new green jobs, it is claimed, will drive our economy forward and create wealth.