The praise for retired Sedgwick County Commissioner Dave Unruh can't be based on our region's accomplishments under his guidance. That is, if people are informed and truthful.
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Wichita City Council Member Michael O’Donnell
Sedgwick County has spent $434,663 in costs relating to the separations of two members of top management.
The Sedgwick County Commission scandals are an outrage for me. I must speak out against the appalling revelations that provide explicit evidence of illegal misconduct in our county government, writes Karl Peterjohn.
Sedgwick County Commissioner Richard Ranzau explains the current problems with corruption in the county. Then, Renee Duxler tells us why she’s running for Sedgwick County Commission.
The indictment against Sedgwick County Commissioner Michael O'Donnell smells of overcriminalization.
By moving to end motions and debate, the Sedgwick County Commission isn’t effectively serving citizens and taxpayers. Yesterday’s meeting of the Sedgwick County Commission offered…
David Dennis, candidate for Sedgwick County Commission, rewrites his history of service on the Kansas State Board of Education.
Two economic development items on tap in Wichita this week illustrate failures or shortcomings of the regime.
A new law in Kansas may provide opportunities for better enforcement of the Kansas Open Records Act.
Despite a policy change, the Wichita city council still votes for no-bid contracts paid for with taxpayer funds.
In Wichita, tax increment financing (TIF) leads to taxpayer-funded waste that benefits those with political connections at city hall.
In Wichita and Sedgwick County, can we run government like a business? Should we even try? Do our leaders think there is a difference?
From Kansas Senator Michael O'Donnell, a discussion of issues surrounding the proposed Wichita one cent per dollar sales tax. O'Donnell served on the Wichita City Council for nearly two years before resigning to serve in the senate.
Claims by boosters of a proposed Wichita sales tax that the city will be transparent in how money is spent must be examined in light of the city's attitude towards citizens' right to know.
Before Wichita city hall asks its subjects for more tax revenue, it needs to regain the trust of Wichitans.
At a time when Wichita city hall needs to cultivate the trust of citizens, another incident illustrates the entrenched attitude of the city towards its citizens. Despite the proclamations of the mayor and manager, the city needs a change of attitude towards government transparency and citizens' right to know.
Will Wichita's next city attorney continue to obstruct government transparency or be an advocate for citizens' right to know?
Leaders in Wichita often liken government decision making to running a business, but there are important differences.
The Wichita City Council will consider a policy designed to squelch the council's ability to issue no-bid contracts for city projects, a policy made necessary by past bad behavior.
Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer's decisions regarding government ethics are inconsistent.