August 27, 2015

Governor’s task force will examine school finance

Spring Hill Middle School students work in a classroom. A new task force created by Gov. Sam Brownback will study ways to put a higher percentage of funding into the classroom. Submitted photo courtesy of Christine Splichal

Danedri Thompson

Commissioner calls on governor to address DMV registration ‘fiasco’

Mark Taylor
Johnson County Commissioner Jim Allen, 2nd District, wants Gov. Sam Brownback to take ownership of the state’s failed motor vehicle computer registration upgrade.
Allen said during the commission’s July 5 meeting that Johnson County deserves better service …

Kansas milk, beef supply safe

A confirmed case of mad cow disease in a California dairy cow should not be a cause for alarm in Kansas, according to Gov. Sam Brownback. He joined the Kansas Agriculture Secretary Dale Rodman in asking Kansans to continue buying …

KanCare activists rally for developmentally disabled

Danedri Thompson
Between 40 and 50 Johnson County developmental disability advocates  will rally in Topeka April 25. They hoped to garner support for a budget provision that would carve the developmentally disabled from Gov. Sam Brownback’s executive reorganization of …

Brownback’s first term unremarkable so far

Martin Hawver
Guest columnist
We’ll know in the next three weeks whether Gov. Sam Brownback has  driven the state along his Roadmap for Kansas, or whether he’s going to have to pull over to ask directions.
The first real all-his …

Officials assess tornado damage

Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, and Sedgwick County Commissioner Dave Unruh assess tornado damage in Wichita on April 16. The National Weather Service estimates the tornado that hit Wichita on April 14 was an EF-3 with maximum wind speeds of 165

Brownback has beef with pink slime naysayers

Danedri Thompson
Gov. Sam Brownback may have a beef with signs in a local grocery store.
The signs alert customers that the store’s beef does not contain an additive called “pink slime,” also known as Lean Finely Textured Beef …

School funding proposals to be discussed at meeting

Gardner Elementary students brush up on their writing skills on the first day of school. School funding is likely to be a hot topic when legislators head back to Topeka in January. File photo

Danedri Thompson
It’s way too …