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Wichita City Council Member Michael O’Donnell

Wichita does it again

Action by the Wichita City Council today provides opportunity for two city council members and the city manager to exercise leadership, protecting citizens instead of cronies.

Wichita, again, fails at open government

The Wichita City Council, when presented with an opportunity to increase the ability of citizens to observe the workings of the government they pay for, decided against the cause of open government, preferring to keep the spending of taxpayer money a secret.

O’Donnell critics should look inward first

Wichita's mayor and city council need to examine their own errors of cronyism before lashing out at a member who made an inconsequential mistake.

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.

In Kansas, rejecting left-wing Republicans

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.

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.

For Wichita airport contract, politics and money can’t be overlooked

A politically-connected construction firm in Wichita is challenging the award of the contract for building Wichita's new airport terminal. When the Wichita Wichita City Council makes the decision, it will be impossible or difficult to gauge the impact of campaign contributions and political influence on the process.

Wichita taxicab regulations likely to impede progress

The Wichita City Council will consider new taxicab regulations that, city hall hopes, will improve tax service in Wichita. But the regulations create high barriers to entry that stifle entrepreneurship and market competition, likely dooming the program to fail.

Kansas and Wichita need pay-to-play laws

In Wichita, campaign contributions made to city council candidates often are not about supporting political ideologies -- liberal, moderate, or conservative. It's about opportunists seeking money from government. Pay-to-play laws can help control this harmful practice.

Kansas needs pay-to-play laws

In Wichita, campaign contributions made to city council candidates often are not about supporting political ideologies -- liberal, moderate, or conservative. It's about opportunists seeking money from government. Pay-to-play laws can help control this harmful practice.

Market solutions best for Wichita

Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer wants to double down on economic development strategies that have produced very little good.

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