October 9, 2015

Candidates fund-raising through illegal raffles

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Although voters approved a constitutional amendment legalizing raffles last November, raffles aren’t authorized until after the 2015 Kansas Legislature writes statutes to govern the practice. Several candidates for Gardner City Council and USD 231 Board of Education are using raffles in order to fundraise for their respective campaigns. A practice Jeanine Koranda, Continue Reading

KDOR shutters Shawnee business for tax delinquincy

The Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR) seized all assets, cash and inventory of American Formal Wear in Shawnee, Kan. State officials served tax warrants for non-payment of sales taxes on Monday, Sept. 27. All known bank accounts, on-site cash, business inventory, and personal property assets belonging to the owner were seized and the business was Continue Reading

July sales tax collections less than projections

Sales tax revenues did not meet projections in July despite a 1 cent sales tax increase that started July 1, according to preliminary figures released from the Kansas Department of Revenue. Actual monthly sales tax collections missed projections by approximately 1.5 percent. The department of revenue projected the state would collect $379.3 million in July. Continue Reading

Satan works for the DMV

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Had Dante Alighieri written the Divine Comedy today rather than in the 1300s, the circles of hell for the worst offenders probably would closely resemble the Department of Motor Vehicles. I sold a car and purchased a new one last week, which led to my own tour of the dark circles of Continue Reading