UPDATED 9:50 p.m. Monday: Donald Trump’s blundering presidency plus Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s pathetic approval ratings are godsends for Democrat James Thompson.
UPDATED 4 pm: The Kansas Senate on Thursday killed a flat income tax plan advanced by Gov. Sam Brownback. Good. It would have been a sop to the rich.
The smashing victories of a large bond issue and special sales tax Tuesday revealed again that Kansas Citians believe in a vibrant future for their city. Now what?
Mayor Sly James pushed and prodded Kansas Citians to pass an $800 million bond issue on Tuesday. It required a property tax increase. And 57.1 percent of the vote to pass.
Kansas City has a lot riding on the outcome of the $800 million bond package on Tuesday’s ballot. So does Mayor Sly James.
Within 90 minutes Monday morning, Kansans witnessed even more wreckage of their state by Gov. Sam Brownback’s policies.
UPDATED NOON MONDAY: The Kansas House narrowly failed to override Gov. Sam Brownback’s ignorant, malicious veto of Medicaid expansion.
The initiative petition process should not be the vehicle for changing drug laws in Kansas City. It’s resulted in a flawed Question 5 on next Tuesday’s ballot.