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Chanute, KS isn't one of the first names you'd think of as an area of the state with a progressive, populist attitude. Ensconced in small Neosho County, Kansas, Chanute is more famous for the ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 63 comments on Mon Apr 27, 2015 at 10:38 AM PDT with 174 Recommends
The national spotlight on Kansas continues. And as a resident, the actions of an ultra-“conservative” (I’ll get to those quotations in a minute) legislature and governor are painful and ...
by MaryAEnglish
Comment Count 83 comments on Sat Apr 25, 2015 at 12:07 PM PDT with 115 Recommends
Legislators in Kansas return to Topeka to begin the veto session, but the recent publication of tax revenues complicates significantly the work in the statehouse. http://www.kansascity.com/news/...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 121 comments on Tue Apr 21, 2015 at 08:46 AM PDT with 116 Recommends
In an act of partisanship not normally associated with the inner workings of the Department of Children & Family Services, Kansas DCF took to Facebook and Twitter to refute "The Left" who has ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 34 comments on Tue Apr 14, 2015 at 07:33 AM PDT with 97 Recommends
So my last analysis on this garnered a fair amount of positive attention, so I decided to do a second analysis. And probably continual analyses on this topic. The background here is a Kansas ...
by leviabowles
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Apr 09, 2015 at 02:25 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
A local Wichita news story about potential election fraud in the Kansas 2014 election caught my eye today. A lot of progressive friends had been posting links to the article and other commentary, ...
by leviabowles
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue Apr 07, 2015 at 02:15 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
So, I finally put my thoughts on the Kansas 2014 governor's election into written form. I had felt for quite a while that people let their hopes about the outcome of the election, combined with bad ...
by leviabowles
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Mar 20, 2015 at 07:17 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Jim Ward (D-Wichita) couldn't have imagined how his plan to force medicaid hearings would go in February . Today, in Topeka, the answer was made clear as the hearing was forced into larger rooms -
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 180 comments on Wed Mar 18, 2015 at 05:28 PM PDT with 557 Recommends
After blaming the state's budget fiasco partly on a piano , it's time to go after the LGBT's Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed an executive order Tuesday rescinding a protection for lesbian, gay, ...
by Eliot R
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Feb 10, 2015 at 04:54 PM PST with 3 Recommends
Continuing his embrace of hate, Kansas governor #HeBlowsaLot today rescinded protections for GLBT folks that were put in place by former governor Sebelius. Executive Order 15-01 rescinds a variety ...
by I am a Patriot
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Feb 10, 2015 at 02:06 PM PST with 7 Recommends
The State of Kansas released it's revenue figures today, announcing that it had failed to hit expected targets for January, falling $47 Million dollars in tax receipts short. This number was ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 106 comments on Fri Jan 30, 2015 at 03:09 PM PST with 180 Recommends
Kansas Senators took to the floor today to propose SB-45, a senate bill designed to end the permit requirements for concealed carry. The legislation, linked here , contends that like neighboring ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 48 comments on Wed Jan 21, 2015 at 07:16 PM PST with 27 Recommends
When Governor Brownback announced his budget this last week in Kansas, many expected him to find revenue somewhere - and no one was too shocked to see the majority of the tax burden placed on the ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 51 comments on Mon Jan 19, 2015 at 05:06 PM PST with 45 Recommends
Governor Sam Brownback took to Topeka today to discuss the future of the state of Kansas. His vision for the future and what is holding Kansas back. It isn't tax policy. It isn't the mountain ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 117 comments on Mon Jan 12, 2015 at 11:00 AM PST with 123 Recommends
This weekend, in preparation for his second term, Sam Brownback delivered some profound words to the crowd present at his ball: http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article5968662.html "...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 134 comments on Sun Jan 11, 2015 at 09:37 AM PST with 140 Recommends
Voters are often challenged with a contest of ideas focused around preserving "The American Dream". This dream, which was symbolized at times by a dog, a car, and a small house with two kids ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu Jan 08, 2015 at 01:57 PM PST with 30 Recommends
It's Politico saying this, so think of Pravda under the defunct Soviet Union. But Republican governors have learned a lesson from the scare that Governor Sam Brownback got in Kansas with regards to ...
by Merlin1963
Comment Count 9 comments on Sat Dec 27, 2014 at 10:47 AM PST with 10 Recommends
Craig Gabel, a Wichita Conservative who recently stood on the stage providing Pat Roberts with the tea party endorsement once summed up the role of DCF (Department of Children and Families) and the ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 51 comments on Mon Dec 22, 2014 at 01:25 PM PST with 86 Recommends
Despite Sam Brownback's claims that the Sun was Shining on Kansas during the campaign, eventually the check comes due and someone has to pay. Today, the Brownback administration announced that ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 104 comments on Tue Dec 09, 2014 at 05:18 PM PST with 176 Recommends
Map of Kansas oil and gas wells, superimposed upon a geological map of the region, with the epicenter of the earthquake marked. Kansas had an earthquake yesterday on a Richter scale of 4.8. Like ...
by Jensequitur
Comment Count 43 comments on Thu Nov 13, 2014 at 11:02 AM PST with 44 Recommends