Sydney Carlin, a Democrat who represents much of Manhattan in the Kansas Legislature, is nothing if not persistent; it’s a trait that’s essential in a chamber dominated by Republicans. And it served her well this week as House .
Individuals convicted of crimes and who used their personal property — a car or a home, for example — to advance that criminal enterprise should be subject to losing those properties. That is Kansas law, and it’s appropriate. Less appropriate is .
Most members of the Kansas House of Representatives distrust the federal government enough to support a constitutional convention that would, from their perspective, bring Washington, D.C., back into line. The 77-44 vote Thursday wasn’t strong enough, however. If .
If we could just take the politics out of the issue of replacing the late Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, the rest would be, if not easy, a lot less disagreeable. Trouble is, we Americans have for some time .
It’s hard to fault state legislators for fudging a bit on speed limits, though they ought to know better than to talk on a cell phone while speeding. Not state Rep. John Bradford, a Lansing Republican. While recently tooling .
There’s plenty not to like about the state budget that Kansas Senate and House conferees agreed to Monday. Among its chief flaws is that it relies too heavily on shuffling funds around to offset a projected $200 million shortfall. Another .
Hats off to the FBI and other federal officials for their restrained handling of the occupation by armed activists of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon. The last four militants surrendered peacefully Thursday, ending a 41-day standoff. Those last four .
Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce President Lyle Butler didn’t break a lot of new ground on the topic of regionalism last week, but his comments to the Riley County Commission were nevertheless appropriate. In short, he said the Manhattan .
The Kansas Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday that the Legislature’s block-grant education funding method is unconstitutionally inequitable couldn’t have been much of a surprise, even to the method’s architects. They sought to save money by disingenuously saying .
Landlords aren’t thrilled — they rarely are when rental oversight is the topic — but the Manhattan City Commission was correct Tuesday to decide to take another crack at rental inspections. Wisely, commissioners are moving incrementally, directing staff to develop an .
President Barack Obama’s proposed $10 fee on a barrel of oil as part of his next budget isn’t fully thought out, but it deserves better than the kneejerk partisan denunciation it’s gotten from Republicans. Then again, Congressional Republicans .
Three cheers for Riley County Commissioners Bob Boyd and Ron Wells, and one jeer for Commissioner Ben Wilson, who chairs the board that sets policies for this county. Well, it sets most policies. County commissions across Kansas don’t have .
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